BFI & MIA Open Day Event

bfi-miaWant to know more about our BFI Film Academy Edinburgh and Moving Image Arts programmes before you apply?

Great! We’re having an open event so you can meet previous participants, chat to the lead tutor, see the equipment you’ll be using, watch films made and ask any questions you may have.

This is an excellent chance for anyone thinking about applying for either (or both) programmes to get a complete understanding of what you will be doing and the amazing opportunities you will get from being involved.

We have created this Facebook event page so you can register your interest. Please go to the event and add yourself as attending so we have an idea of how many people will be coming.

Here are the details you need:

  • WHAT: BFI & MIA Open Event
  • WHEN: Saturday 24th September
  • TIME: 1pm-3pm
  • WHERE: Waverley Court 4 East Market Street Edinburgh EH8 8BG – click for map

Sign up to the Facebook event and just turn up at the event.

The BFI Film Academy at Screen Education Edinburgh offers young people specific training in; storytelling, directing, production, sound recording, editing and camera with the final aim of devising, shooting and producing a plot driven narrative short film.

Working with key organisations and individuals within the film industry, as well as using state of the art equipment and training, we provide a comprehensive programme to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality.

Moving Image Arts (MIA) is a practical subject with hands on film production at its core. 60% of the qualification is based on a portfolio and final film that participants research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot and edit. The other 40% is based on studying and developing a knowledge of film history and theory with particular focus on Alfred Hitchcock and the Classical Hollywood Style and Formalism: Early European Cinema and American Expressionism. The qualification is developed and accredited by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland and is believed to be the best film qualification in schools across Europe.

MIA is an ideal choice for students wishing to pursue a career in the Creative Industries, which value and promote independence, originality, creative enterprise and technical skill. The course develops creative and critical abilities in writing, producing, directing and editing, as well as analysing films from a range of contexts and disciplines.


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