Funded by Screen Scotland, Moving Image Arts Scotland is a year-long ‘AS’ Level qualification programme for learners aged 16-25, comprising creative filmmaking, supported by cultural, critical and historical study of film. It is currently offered by 4 centres in Scotland: Eden Court Highlands, Station House Media Unit Aberdeen, Screen Education Edinburgh, and GMAC Film Glasgow.
The course aims to increase access to film education, creative film skills, progression to further and higher education, and film/media sector entry, including those facing barriers in terms of inclusion, diversity and geographic location.
The course gives participants the opportunity to develop their voice as a filmmaker, examining the history, techniques and creative impact of film, to help develop and produce their own work. It shows how Hitchcock terrified generations, how Tim Burton used expressionist imagery to create imaginative new worlds and characters, how Film Noir seduced audiences with danger and darkness, and how to turn participants’ ideas into fully realised films, learning cinematography, sound, directing, producing, production design and editing to inform their own perspectives on the world.
Running from September until May each year, MIA is free to attend and welcomes applications no matter your background or previous experience.