Screen Education

Screen Scotland is committed to improving the provision of film and screen education in every context, increasing its reach, depth and inclusivity.

What is screen education?

Screen education - also known as ‘film education’ or ‘moving image education’ - develops literacy (the ability to read, write, talk and listen with moving images and sounds) and critical, cultural and creative knowledge and skills. 

Through the study of screen-based media, we can learn not only about technical screen aspects and the industry, but also about the world we live in, the people within it, and ourselves.  It can be a first step to inspiring and enabling those seeking a screen career, but also helps everyone to understand and interpret what has become the 21st century’s most widely utilised medium.

Our mission statement for screen education

Screen Education for all: The enrichment of the human experience and recognition of the purpose and value of screen as an art form.

For learning: Enriching and expanding the experience of education; developing specific and transferrable skills.

For life: A 21st century approach to making sense of the world and our place in it.

For work: Education and training seamlessly link to develop capacities for work related to the screen industries.

A fundamental right for everyone

Screen education can take place in many different settings, such as schools, colleges and universities, teacher education programmes, cinemas and film festivals, libraries, film clubs and societies, and media access centres. 

Working with partners and educators, Screen Scotland aims to put screen education where it belongs, at the heart of learning for all, in formal, informal and non-formal education settings. 

Screen literacy is a fundamental right for everyone, and our aim is to inspire and equip people across Scotland to be able to access, enjoy, understand, create, explore and share film and screen throughout their lives.

Screen Education Fund

We are committed to improving and expanding the provision of screen education, increasing its reach, depth, and inclusivity. We support film screen education in all contexts, including formal, non-formal and informal education provision, professional development for educators, screen education programmes in partnership with screen access agencies, in libraries, film access organisations, and with cinema venues. Our work seeks to strengthen screen education across these sectors, including through the Screen Education Fund. 

Visit our Screen Education Fund webpage for further details.