One Year Filmmaking

You will be able to produce audiovisual works in any format

The One Year Filmmaking course provides students with the knowledge and techniques to prepare them to produce audiovisual works in any format. You will learn about and perform the work of the director and of the other members of the filmmaking team in the preparation, filming and post-production processes. You will also obtain overall knowledge of the tasks performed by the other members of a production team involved in audiovisual works: director of photography, art director, editor, sound designer, etc.

All this knowledge and skills will be acquired through continued practical work in audiovisual narrative exercises. The course also includes theoretical subjects that, using film as a permanent basis, cover various areas of contemporary audiovisual art, from the most innovative trends in current cinema to a historic-cultural insight into Spanish film over the past twenty years.


Graduates from the field of communication, humanities, art and design.

Professionals from the film or audio-visual sector wishing to learn more about filmmaking.

Admission requirements

Course applicants must pass a selection process and meet the administrative requirements to study in Spain.

How to apply:

Applicants must send the following documents using the pre-enrolment form available on the ESCAC website:

  • Statement (maximum 600 words)
  • Synopsis of a short film
  • 5 original photographs, created by the applicant
Teaching Method

Learning by doing

The course is based on the “learning by doing” method: students undertake several practical audiovisual narrative sessions throughout the course, into which they integrate the conceptual and technical knowledge acquired.

Practical work

Students are split into teams of four.  Each student is responsible for his or her practical work as a director and, furthermore, must take an active part in the roles different to that of the director while filming the practical work of their group members.

Possibility of filming different extracurricular group projects over the weekend, provided they have the approval of the course tutor.

Structure and Subjects
Film Analysis
5 ECTS Credits. Film Studies.
Trends and Aesthetics in Contemporary Cinema
5 ECTS Credits. Film Studies.
Spanish Cinema: from Almodóvar to the Present Day
5 ECTS Credits. Film Studies.
Practice in Audiovisual Narrative
18 ECTS Credits.
Audiovisual Techniques and Script
24 ECTS Credits. Introduction · Directing actors · Sound · Editing · Photography Direction · Art Direction · Production · VFX
Technical Training
3 ECTS Credits. Equipment and tools for capturing and post-producing images and sound.


Apply using our online application form. Make sure you answer all of the required questions and provide a phone number and email address for us to contact you.

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One Year Filmmaking

Dates: 13 January 2020 to 20 December 2020

Schedule: class four days a week: from 10 am to 2 pm. Filming one day a week: from 10 am to 6 pm

Language: English. The school does not require you to have a certificate of competency in English but you must be fluent in written and spoken English.