Dive into the history, theory and culture of film with our Moving Image Arts Scotland course. This is an Applied Subject (AS) qualification that examines the history, techniques and creative impact of film. Through the course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to make your own films during Tuesday and Thursday evening classes.

Funded by Screen Scotland, Moving Image Arts Scotland is a national programme managed by Screen Education Edinburgh that increases access to film education, creative film skills, progression to further and higher education, and film, tv and the wider media sector entry for 40 learners aged 16 to 25 across Scotland, prioritising those facing barriers in terms of inclusion, diversity, and geographic location, based at four of the nation’s leading film learning organisations. 

Over a full academic year, learners will study film history, theory, and production at AS level through the Moving Image Arts film qualification at Eden Court Highlands, GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh, and Station House Media Unit. 

The course runs from Sept 2021 to June 2022 on Tuesday & Thursday evenings – the first session will be on the 21st September!

About the programme

MIA features projects and portfolio work which will help you to develop and refine your skills as a filmmaker. Areas of study encompass a variety of different film styles and movements such film noir, German expressionism & soviet montage. The MIA course will broaden your experience of audio-visual culture, help to inform, inspire and contextualise your own creative ideas.

Moving Image Arts is an ideal choice for students wishing to pursue a career in the creative industries. This unique subject develops critical and creative abilities in all of the key creative areas of film production, including writing, directing, editing, producing and production design. While all students’ creative work is grounded in film analysis from a range of disciplines and contexts, the subject also fosters and encourages independence, originality and experimentation.

There are two units within the course:

  • Practical: Create a portfolio of work, including a short film
  • Theoretical: An in-person exam and mock exam on the history, techniques and theory of film

The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland developed and accredited this course. 


No matter your background or previous experience, the course is FREE and open to young people aged 16 to 25 in Glasgow & surrounding areas, who are NOT AT UNIVERSITY, and do not have a film related degree. 

Above all, you need a passion for film and time commitment to attend and study. We welcome applications from young people who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, disabled people, refugee & asylum seekers, care experienced people, low income, rurally excluded and anyone from the LGTBQIA+ community. We can provide travel reimbursements and an abundance of snacks are always available. 


We will not be offering the Moving Image Arts course in its previous format this year.

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We have put measures in place that will allow us to safely deliver this course in person. Due to this, there may be some blended learning via virtual classes.

Moving Image Arts is funded by Screen Scotland.