Screen Academy Scotland is a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art, dedicated to fostering the future of film makers. From film, TV, animation, photography, journalism and acting, our aim is to allow talent to thrive whilst equipping students with the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to become skilled, confident and employable graduates. SAS is one of only three Film Academies (along with the London Film School and the National Film and Television School) in the UK recognised by Creative Skillset as a centre of excellence in film practice education.
Since it was established in 2005 Screen Academy Scotland, has helped over 200 writers, directors, producers and animators to make their mark on the page, on the set and on the screen.
The Academy offers an integrated suite of broadly-based undergraduate programmes ranging from undergraduate film, photography, journalism and television to specialist postgraduate programmes in screenwriting, production and direction.
We work closely with industry and the Further Education sector to offer a seamless transition from further to post-graduate education, helping to ensure that Scotland’s screen and media industries get the graduates they need and that our graduates get the opportunities they need. Our programmes develop personal creativity and professional skills through direct contact with industry practices, personnel and expectations. The Academy offers a range of post-qualification support including career planning, further training opportunities and help with starting up in business.
We also offer Continuing Professional Development courses for practitioners including international programme ENGAGE which is run in partnership with the national film schools in Ireland, Estonia and Finland and funded through the EU MEDIA Programme.
Screen Academy Scotland, a Creative Skillset Film Academy also offers a range of professional short training courses where film, TV and creative media professionals can develop their careers through training with experienced industry practitioners and tutors. Please see the Short Course Training section of our website for more information.
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