Diploma in Filmmaking


Through courses that offer a foundation for understanding film and its relation to culture, history, technology; Film Studies teaches students to create and analyse moving images, to produce research, and to make art.

In this one year intensive Diploma course, the Students will learn all the filmmaking processes from the pre-production to the production, post-production, marketing and distribution.

The mission of the Diploma in Filmmaking course is to provide quality education in the study of film and the practice of making audio visual content.

The course is designed with theory and practical lessons intertwined in order to provide knowledge, skills and understanding which can be directly applied in the Creative & Entertainment industry by providing excellent learning experiences with skilled professional lecturers who have been working in the Creative Industry for more than 20 years.

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Course Curriculum

Module - 1
Introduction to Filmmaking
  1. Flashback of Filmmaking in General
  2. Background History of International Films
  3. Background History of Myanmar Speaking Local Films
  4. Novels to film (International, local)
  5. Basic process of Film Making
Module - 2
Story Telling (Screen Writing)
  1. The Screenwriter Vision & Voice
  2. Principles of Storytelling for the Screen
  3. Theoretical approach to plot, structure, character, theme and genre
  4. Studying Screenplay
  5. Techniques by watching movie
  6. Development Tools such as Synopsis Treatment, Character Breakdowns
  7. Analysis of Short Film and
  8. Application of Theoretical Knowledge
  9. Creating Engaging Characters, Story Structure
  10. Writing Effective Dialogue and Scene Descriptions
  11. Requisites and Format
Module - 3
Cinematography and Sound Recording
  1. Art of Filmmaking
  2. Introduction to Camera, Lighting, Sound Equipment
  3. Fundamentals of Framing and Composition
  4. Camera Operation, Camera Motion, Camera Angles, Depth of Field, Zoom, Focus, Color, Exposure, Filtration
  5. Indoor Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Camera Movement, Lighting Movement
  6. Production Process and Protocols
Module - 4
Editing Principles and Techniques
  1. Art of Editing
  2. Editing Process
  3. Audio Mixing
  4. Work Flows and File Management Protocol
  5. Titling
  6. Colour Grading
  7. Editing Techniques for both documentary and drama
  8. VFX
Module - 5
  1. Role of the director in relationship to pre-production, production, and post-production
  2. How to work with actors, and the directorial skills required for a successful artistic collaboration
  3. The Basics of human psychology
  4. Script Analysis Storyboarding, Direct's Treatment, 3 Acts and Shot List, Production design, Directing On Set, Editing, the role of music and sound FX
  5. How to combine key elements to communicate the themes, conflict, and story arcs that create compelling narrative for a visual medium
Module - 6
  1. Producers Craft - the essential roles, tasks and obstacles faced by film producers
  2. Case Studies
  3. Story and Script Analysis
  4. Budgeting and Scheduling
  5. Pitching
  6. Film Finance, Marketing, Distribution
Module - 7
Film Industry
  1. Develop the Project
  2. Developing Skills in Cinematography, Lighting and Sound
  3. Introduce Procedures and Protocols of Screen Production
  4. Problem solving
  5. Production design
  6. Creative Thinking Exploration
  7. Introduce Pathway a Screen Production through Post Production State to Final Delivery

Key Lecturers

Swe Zin Htaik

Academy Award Winning Actress / Producer

Zaw Ko Ko


Ko Yoe

DOP / Director

Thompsam Thet Paing

Film Editor / Animator / 3D Designer

Saw Frits Fredrick Kyaw

Audio Engineer / Educator / Chairman of AES Myanmar

Career Opportunities

Screen Writer
Independent Filmmaker

Learning tools and software

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
DaVinci Resolve