Associate Diploma in Film

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6 Trimesters Full Time

Complete your accredited associate degree in 2 years with a total of 6 trimesters.

Associate Diploma in Film
Course Durations
6 Trimesters Full Time

Complete your accredited associate degree in 2 years with a total of 6 trimesters.

Start Date(s)
  • 22 October 2023

  • 3 March 2024

Associate Diploma in Film
Start Dates
  • 22 October 2023

  • 3 March 2024

Entry Requirements
Associate Diploma in Film
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet the following criteria:
To join a Local/Associate Diploma at SAE, a student must be holding a Jordanian General Secondary Certificate (Tawjihi/Grade 12) or an equivalent qualification certificate; AND
A GPA ranging between 50% and 59% (after Jordanian equivalency) is eligible to join the Local/Associate Diploma for two years.
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Associate Diploma in Film
International Entry Requirements
International Entry Requirements
To join a Local/Associate Diploma at SAE Amman, a student must be holding an overseas qualification equivalent to the Jordanian General Secondary Certificate (Tawjihi/Grade 12); AND
A GPA ranging between 50% and 59% (after Jordanian equivalency) is eligible to join the Local/Associate Diploma for two years.
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Train in world class studio environments 4K Red, Sony and Canon cameras, DaVinci Resolve colour grading software, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Practical, immersive training All work is project-based, with no exams.
Creative collaboration Collaborate with audio specialists, artists, designers, game developers, and animators.
Expand your career Graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills, and a network of fellow creatives.

Film Skills

High-level cinematography Directing Production Post production Cinematic lighting Screenwriting & storytelling Film editing Sound Visual effects skills

Course Structure

Associate Diploma in Film - Modules (6 semesters)
In this module students will be introduced to the audio engineering industry. They will be familiarized with its various fields and sub-fields, to the industry structuring and functionality in general, as well as the types of personnel operating in the industry. Students will also be introduced to audio engineering studio equipment and software in a broad overview, and will be familiarized with the general ideas of audio production methods.
In this module, students will learn about the basic elements of Film production such as directing and editing, to produce a short video that they will direct and edit and present upon completion of the module.
This course illustrates methods of using pencils and colors and other materials in addition to learn how to draw shapes taking into consideration ratios using different representations and displaying methods for the texture and symbolic values of shapes, ores and surfaces.
In this course students will engage in hands-on design practices, develop creative thinking strategies, and devise solutions to design challenges. The course familiarizes students with principles, essential software, and techniques that serve the basic designer needs. Students will also develop fluency in the principles of design to form a basis of aesthetic judgment and develop methods of analysis and inquiry for creative thinking.
This module aims to introduce the student with concepts and routines of academic research, critique, and writing. It aims to introduce the student to theories of culture and communication, develop a basic understanding of the creative media industries and the students’ role as professional creative media practitioners. Together all of these skills will help students to find relevance to wider career development in their studies and improve future skills.
The course explains the concept of citizenship and life skills and their importance in acquiring valuable skills, and working to use these skills in their quest for better education and positive results at work. Confidence in the youth’s ability to use this knowledge and skill as well as providing personal and environmental support to change behavior through the promotion of positive citizenship values, constructive community culture and volunteer community work.
English Language Skills
This is a communication skills course, which aims at improving learners’ oral and written communication skills by providing learners with the language needed to naturally and confidently communicate in an English-speaking workplace environment and real-life situations.
In this course, students will learn about different military departments’ roles and responsibilities. It will also help in developing integrity and patriotic loyalty to the country and the “Jordanian Military Institute” represented by the Arab Jordanian Army and its role in every aspect of life
This course introduces students to the nature of entrepreneurship as the vehicle for making money by creating wealth and producing goods and services for a profit. This course is designed to help students to realize their full potential by starting and growing their own businesses. Throughout the course, the students will learn the basics of creating and sustaining their own businesses. Students will also learn about themselves, their decisions, and their goals to determine how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives.
Occupational Health and Safety
National Education
This course examines the basic skills required for students to learn architecture drawings such as architecture tools, lines, architecture and projection processes and binoculars.
This course includes the definition of Islamic culture and an explanation of its meanings, themes, and related systems - its functions and objectives. The sources and components of Islamic culture and the pillars and foundations upon which it is based. The characteristics of Islamic culture. Islam and science, and the relationship between science and faith.
The aim of this module is to introduce students to experiment with a number of individual and collaborative processes ranging from the technical and creative elements to the more theoretical understanding of the craft. This module is an integral part in the journey to becoming a conscientious and complete filmmaker, capable of collaborating on a number of processes involved in the production of a film. The module aims to develop the students’ fundamental skills and knowledge in all areas of filmmaking from pre-production, through production to post production.
The aim of the module is to introduce students to the industry approved editing software, history of editing, its definition and evolution until it reached our modern time. In addition to explaining, the basic methods of creative editing, students will also learn ways to apply these techniques and skills, in theory and in practice to their projects.
The aim of the module is to introduce students to elements of film, focusing on the choices a filmmaker must make about narrative, staging, editing and visual design. Students will understand and analyze narrative, mise en scène, cinematography, editing, sound, acting and production design choices made by other filmmakers. They will learn to discuss and critic films, to express thoughts and analysis of films both in written and verbal format. The students will learn how to use cameras, lighting and film equipment to interpret the written words into images. Students will also be exposed to storyboarding, floor plans, shot-lists and scene set up.
In this module, students will apply their skills learned in Pre-Production to further develop their short film projects. They will learn advanced Pre-Production techniques and gain insight into advanced planning skills and software for film productions.
In this module, students apply their understanding and skills in post-production. In applying their knowledge and skills to the creation of a self-directed short film, to facilitate the development of the student’s individual style through a comprehensive application of theories and techniques pertaining to post-production practice.
Writing for the screen is a very specific and creative skill. This skill requires a thorough understanding of how visual storytelling operates. In this module, students will learn the principles of visual storytelling, creating characters, hero’s journey, building a story using the three-act structure, writing dialogue for the screen and writing scripts using an industry standard screenwriting software.
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the historic and contemporary societal, economic and political influences affecting the genre of Documentary. Students will explore the different aspects of research, character analysis, writing treatments, interview techniques and concept development, to pitch a documentary film at the end of the module.
The aim of the module is to expand skills and knowledge of filmmaking applying advanced cinematography techniques. The module intends to broaden critical and analytical skills of various aesthetics and techniques of cinematography in order to realize a specific impact on an audience. Also, the aim is to extensively explore the artistic and technical role of the “Director of Photography”.
This module aims to explore a number of established processes used in production development by learning about planning and pre-production of films. By working with a completed script document, the module aims at developing key directorial and producing skills to enable students to build upon their personal development portfolio and further develop their visual style.
This module builds on the previous module “Documentary Theory and Practice” by allowing students to conceptualize, plan, produce and edit a documentary film by working with a crew of their classmates.
In this module, students will work together as a film crew to plan, develop and shoot a short film that will be screened to the public. Students will further develop their skills in different departments to create a short film that is of high production value and that can be sent to film festivals.
In this module, students will watch and analyze music videos to develop their own ideas for a music video that they will write, direct, produce and edit for public screening.
The aim of this module is to expand the student’s skills and knowledge in filmmaking towards a corporate and commercial mindset. Exploring a variety of promotional video productions. The module aims to broaden critical and analytical skills of various forms of filmmaking to help inform decisions and realize their impact on an audience.
This module aims to facilitate students with the skills and knowledge required to perform the breadth of tasks associated with the role of the producer. Students will further develop pre-existing skills in post-production techniques as they refine their individual style, as well as evaluating classical and contemporary distribution methods to determine the most effective procedures for distributing a range of creative media.
The course explores the concept of entrepreneurship, its impact on the national economy, its role in the elimination of unemployment, how to develop innovative ideas to meet the needs of the society and to face the risks and challenges that occur as well as calculating their costs.
Field Training - Film

Career Outcomes

What jobs will this course lead to?

  • Video Editor
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Colourist
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Camera Assistant

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Course FAQs

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It can vary depending on the course. In most cases, lectures have an average of 15 students.

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