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English Plus Film

Key information

Start dates:

12-week course: 24 September 2018; 7 January, 8 April, 30 September 2019.
4 week course: 1 July, 29 July, 26 August 2019
Course length:
12 weeks, or 4 weeks (in summer only)
Maximum class size:
15
Tuition:
28 lessons (21 hours) per week

Entry requirements

English:
Kings Level 4 (Lower Intermediate)
Minimum age:
16

Sample timetable for English Plus Film (12-week course)

English Plus Film 12-week program sample weekly timetable

Sample timetable for English Plus Film (4-week course)

English Plus Film 4-week program sample weekly timetable

English Plus Film trailer

Go to the Kings English Plus Film channel on YouTube to view films produced by our students.

The course

This course is ideal for students who want to combine intensive English language studies with an introduction to filmmaking and film theory, either as a 4-week course during summer, or as a more practical 12-week program available year-round.

In addition to film studies, students develop their language skills and knowledge through a Special Interest Group. On the 12-week program students will also attend acting workshops taught by working actors as well as enjoy visits to iconic film locations, studios and other industry-related venues.

All this right in the heart of Hollywood — the film capital of the world.

What is included in the price

  • 28 lessons per week
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Course materials
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre and film production equipment
  • Access to ClassMate, the Kings online learning platform
  • WiFi internet in the Centre
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)

The 12-week course also includes:

  • Visits to iconic film locations, studios and other industry-related venues
  • Acting workshops
  • 'Red carpet' screening of student films with special awards ceremony

Filmmaking equipment

English Plus Film students have access to the following at Kings Los Angeles:

  • Classroom equipped with an interactive projector or smart television for interactive learning experience
  • iMac desktops with user-friendly script-writing program software installed 
  • Production equipment including prosumer DSLR camera, sliders and dollies, lighting tools, microphones, tripods 
  • Professional, up-to-date film editing software

From Kings Life

English Plus Film student Luiza

Luiza from Brazil completed the English  Plus Film course at Kings Los Angeles. She gives us an insight into the course, and shares her highlights.

Read the full blog post

Course structure and content

12-week course

The 12-week course consists of 28 lessons per week: 20 English language lessons (15 hours) focused on filmmaking, film theory and hands-on, technical practice, plus 8 Special Interest Group lessons (6 hours) dedicated to screenwriting, film appreciation and exploring the LA film and TV industry. 

Topics vary each week, but students receive in-depth instruction of pre-production, production, and post-production through lecture, interactive communicative activities, and hands-on participation. Group work is an essential element of this course so attendance is critical to students' success.

The film studies element of the courses covers the following:

1. Contemporary Filmmaking: the history of Hollywood — the business of making films, from blockbusters to independent film
2. Screenwriting — story structure, concept development, visual storytelling methods, script formatting
3. Acting Basics — techniques for role preparation, working within a frame, playing according to shot size 
4. Production — filming techniques, cinematic framing, lighting and sound
5. Post Production — video editing techniques and practice, color correction, sound editing

4-week course

Students on the 4-week course have 28 lessons (21 hours) per week: 20 lessons (15 hours) of filmmaking, film theory and hands-on, technical practice, plus 8 lessons (6 hours) Special Interest Groups that develop their language skills and knowledge.

The film studies element of the courses covers:

1. Screenwriting — story structure, concept development, visual storytelling methods, script formatting
2. Acting Basics — techniques for role preparation, expression through body and language 
3. Production — filming techniques, cinematic framing, lighting and sound
4. Post Production — video editing techniques and practice, color correction, sound editing

Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have developed the following skills:

  • Story structure and concept development
  • Visual storytelling methods
  • Techniques for role preparation
  • Working within a frame
  • Filming techniques
  • Cinematic framing, lighting and sound
  • Film and video editing techniques
  • Produce a short film (12-week course)
  • Prepare for film screening (12-week course)

Assessment

Assessment is based on weekly assignments, group participation and tests; as well as film projects on the 12-week course.

Transfer agreements

Kings Los Angeles offers transfer agreements with the New York Film Academy and the Musicians Institute, Los Angeles.

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