Higher Certificate in Digital Film Production | Blended

Your Dream Career in Film is Only Limited by Your Imagination
Available at
Cape Town, Johannesburg
Admission Requirement
National Senior Certificate with Higher Certificate entry, or equivalent. Communication in English at NQF 4. Maths/ Maths Literacy NQF 4. Computer Literacy NQF 3.
Higher Certificate in Film Production (SAQA ID: 87006, NQF Level 5)
1 Year
Higher Certificate in Digital Film Production | Blended
Course Duration
1 Year
Type of Study
Blended Learning
Intakes per year
March & August
Tuition Fee

Your Career in Sound Production Begins Now


Higher Certificate in Digital Film Production is designed to provide students with experience in the many facets of digital film production, fostering creative confidence and artistic independence within a hands-on learning environment.

The programme covers the technical and creative components of digital film making including: conceptualisation, screenwriting, project development, digital camera operation, lighting, production management, directing, editing, sound design, motion graphics and VFX. In creating their own projects, students develop the necessary skills to become film makers.

Course Aims

This curriculum is very specifically designed to impart the necessary skills for an individual to be employable in the global film industry, through exposure to the many technical and creative aspects that are components of motion picture story-telling in all of its shapes and forms.

Unlike many other creative media schools, SAE’s students have access to film and sound gear for use on personal projects on top of the normal requirements for course assignments.

Skills You Will Learn

Cinematography Editing Screenwriting and adaptions Production management Directing Motion Graphics and Visual Effects TV commercial production Documentary production Narrative film production Multicam production Film studies Creative projects
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Career Opportunities

  • Editor
  • Grip
  • Camera operator
  • Lighting operator
  • Assistant Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Boom Operator
  • Compositor and Visual Effects Artist
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