Film

Bachelor of Film

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Amman
Duration(s)
11 Trimesters Full Time

Complete your accredited Bachelor’s degree in less than 4 years with a total of 11 trimesters.

Bachelor of Film
Course Durations
11 Trimesters Full Time

Complete your accredited Bachelor’s degree in less than 4 years with a total of 11 trimesters.

Start Date(s)
Amman
  • 22 October 2023

  • 3 March 2024

Bachelor of Film
Start Dates
Amman
  • 22 October 2023

  • 3 March 2024

Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Film
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet the following criteria:
To join a Bachelor's Program at SAE Amman, a student must be holding a Jordanian General Secondary Certificate (Tawjihi/Grade 12) or an equivalent qualification certificate; AND
Achieve a minimum GPA of 60% (after Jordanian equivalency) is required for any Bachelor's degree at SAE.
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Bachelor of Film
International Entry Requirements
International Entry Requirements
To join a Bachelor's Program at SAE Amman, a student must be holding an overseas qualification equivalent to the Jordanian General Secondary Certificate (Tawjihi/Grade 12); AND
A minimum GPA of 60% (after Jordanian equivalency) is required for any Bachelor's degree at SAE.
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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

Tools & Software

Course Structure

Bachelor of Film - Modules (11 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 module aims to introduce students to essential tools to effectively function in the business world and equip them with the required knowledge of concepts and analytical tools of business, management and marketing. Students completing this module will be supposed to develop and learn how to apply key communication skills having studied and engaged it with communication theories and the ways in which these learned concepts interact with each other in a social, cultural, technological and economic context.
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 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.
This course covers encourage an appreciation of the application of research through lectures, visits & School visits.
During Study Skills training, students learn and practice skills that will enhance their performance throughout their college experience as well as in their future workplace and everyday life. Throughout the training, the students set academic goals, and learn and apply basic reading, note-taking, and memorizing strategies. They also learn stress and time management skills needed in their time at college. Students also learn how to properly write assignments for academic purposes as well as how to prepare for their exams. The training is delivered through a blended approach, using an online learning platform on which they can learn and practice said skills at their own pace so that they gain the knowledge they need to participate effectively during their Face-to-Face sessions where the students apply what they have learnt through completing various practical activities and exercises.
"The Life Skills Course is based on “The Passport to Success""
The curriculum was established by The National Youth Organization Which is an organization that works on developing skills for the youth in order for them to be able to interact and integrate into society whether that be in their personal lives or in an educational environment.
The students are trained around five main focus points: Personal competencies, Problem-solving and dealing with conflict, Proper healthy behavior, Effective habits in the work environment, and learning through service."
This blended learning course is designed to help students develop the skills and competencies expected by employers in order to increase their competitive employment advantage and achieve their career goals. The course will help with students' personal development and employment potential through participating in interactive classes and working on an online program provided by Pearson. By the end of the course, students will have produced high-quality CVs and LinkedIn profiles, they will also have developed the competencies expected by employers to increase their employability.
This course intends to improve the students&; understanding and utilization of both communicative and literate English language skills to an Intermediate level. Students will be subjected to a blended learning program where they study English in a computer lab and they use this pre-taught knowledge of English interactively in the classroom with their teacher. Students will be able to use their English language knowledge that is being learned from the lab in order to present and choose the correct usage of vocabulary and grammar to make meaningful conversations about vital subjects such as cultures, foreign cuisine, travel, media, health issues, manners, customs, and different forms of relationships, dreams, technology, education, and minimal business knowledge.
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.
In this course, you will know how the search engine works and how to optimize your website for better ranking. Students will also learn how to create paid search and video campaigns using Google Ads. The social media part will cover how to Create a Facebook business page, what to write on this, page and how to create paid campaigns.
This course will help you understand how 3D Printing is being applied in the medical sector. Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a process which generates prototypes from virtual objects in computer-aided design (CAD) software. Since 3D printing enables the creation of customized objects, it is a rapidly expanding field in an age of personalized medicine. The course will explore the role of 3D Printing in several medical sectors such as prosthesis and dentistry.
Occupational Health and Safety
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 the module is to continue from the first module of 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.
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.
This course aims to increase students' understanding of cameras, stabilizers, lenses, adapters, camera movements, and lighting setups. Where students will learn from detailed practical workshops how to place lighting and shoot scenes and will enhance their technical and artistic knowledge in the visual language and its application through directing cinematic scenes.
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 apply all what the students have learned from film production, and prepare themselves to be successful producers. During this time, they should work as producers on their final film project.
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.
In this module, students will write their final projects, with table discussion and advanced revisions from their colleagues and their supervisors. Students are expected to explore different genres and film writing techniques. Learning outcome will be applied to their final short films.
At this stage, most of the film editing techniques and learnings are completed. With this module, students will explore beyond normal film editing. This includes: Poetic films, Surreal films and Nonlinear films. These techniques will make the student think outside the box when it comes to video editing. Regardless of the genre, editing is an evolving art, and everyone must keep developing their sense of montage.
This module will introduce the students to cameras and lighting. Students will learn from a detailed technical, aesthetic and cultural point of view. This module aims to develop students technical and artistic expertise shooting and lighting films and further advance their skills in visual language
Writing an episode of a TV show uses similar tools to film. However, there are different techniques that gets involved in the development of TV Shows. In this module, students will break down famous TV Series and Shows and will learn the difference between writing for TV and writing for the big screen. Also, they will go through budgeting and structuring elements. Students will be able to digest all the differences between the two mediums.
The aim of this module is to expand skills and knowledge of filmmaking applying advanced cinematography techniques. The module intends to extend students’ knowledge in analytical skills of various aesthetics and techniques of cinematography in order to realize a specific impact on an audience. The aim is also to explore in depth the artistic and technical role of Director of Photography. By studying advanced camera movements and lighting techniques.
This module is completing the advanced editing techniques, students will explore how to design sound for films, advanced mixing and some basic music theory, and this module will enrich the artistic choices for the students when it comes to sound design.
This module will be held by pro-actors, and mostly it will be taught as workshops, students must learn how to act, so they can direct their actors efficiently.
In this workshop the students will learn about different film production departments, communication skills, working ethics and hierarchy of each film department in preproduction and production phases, yet through hands-on classes and exercises, all students will gain an understanding of the requirements and rigors of producing a film, as well as experience the success elements of a film project.
Directing actors is one of the most important element any director should excel, in this module; students will explore different methodology of how to direct your actors efficiently whether they are pro actors or amateurs.
This course introduces the students to the film set etiquette, through presentations, rehearsal demonstrations, and workshops, to enable the students of understanding the fundamental rules and communications of the crew and cast of any production set. This is a mandatory subject that help students while studying, to explore intern chances in the industry and build a portfolio in the local and international industry.
In this course students will study the operations and functions of advertising agencies, learn how advertising objectives are defined and gain an understanding of the process of developing advertising strategies. By devising advertisements in response to advertising briefs, learners will develop an understanding of how advertising campaigns work.
This module will introduce students to the concept of sound as a physical phenomenon and will enable them to predict its behavior in different situations. Students will develop a solid understanding of key mathematics and physics concepts which will support their learning throughout their studies. They will also get introduced to the biology of the human ear as well as psychoacoustics and the human brain’s localization of sound; ear training; and finally, to basics of electronics, studio wiring and equipment, decibels and acoustics.
In this course students will be introduced to the theories, techniques, and fundamentals of motion graphics and its application to design and media arts through an introduction of the basic concepts and tools for the design of moving images. by using Adobe after Effects.
Although technical proficiency is a goal, the primary emphasis of the course is the successful creation of imagery, sound, video, and animation for use in motion graphic projects.
"The student’s knowledge and experience acquired in their study will be evaluated in their final project. Students should dedicate the last Six months of their program preparing for their final project. It could be one of the following: Short Film, Short Documentary or TVC .Each student must pick one of the following roles: Writer, director, producer or cinematographer. Students can invite/hire professional crew from outside SAE to support their final project."
The student’s knowledge and experience acquired in their study will be evaluated in their final project. Students should dedicate the last Six months of their program preparing for their final project. It could be one of the following: Short Film, Short Documentary or TVC .Each student must pick one of the following roles: Writer, director, producer or cinematographer. Students can invite/hire professional crew from outside SAE to support their final project.

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

All SAE courses focus on practical, hands-on delivery. The amount of practical time you experience during your study varies depending on your course. You will always have an opportunity to access campus resources and facilities outside of class times; during campus opening hours.

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

It’s a study requirement that students have their laptops (for after-school study). The laptop specifications and features can be sent to your email when requested.

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