Moving Image Arts Scotland - Make Dreams a Reality

Funded by Screen Scotland Moving Image Arts Scotland is a programme managed by Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE) that increases access to film education, creative film skills, progression to further and higher education, and film/media sector entry for learners aged 16 to 25 across Scotland, including those facing barriers in terms of inclusion, diversity and geographic location.

Delivery takes place here at SEE for those living in the wider Edinburgh region, at Eden Court Highlands for those living in the Highlands, at GMAC Film for those living in the wider Glasgow region, and at Station House Media Unit for this living in the wider Aberdeen region.

Aged 16-25 and got a thirst for telling your own story through film? Moving Image Arts AS level qualification gives you a unique opportunity to develop your voice as a filmmaker. You’ll examine the history, techniques and creative impact of film, and use this to inform the development and production of your own work.

We’ll show you how Hitchcock terrified generations, how Tim Burton uses expressionist imagery to create imaginative new worlds and characters, how Film Noir seduced audiences with danger and darkness, and how to turn your ideas into fully realised films, learning cinematography, sound, directing, producing, production design and editing to inform your unique perspective on the world.

Running from September until May each year, MIA at SEE is open to those living in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The course is free to attend, with financial assistance covering travel costs for those learners, or their parents or carers, in receipt of universal credit, council tax benefit, child tax credit, free school meals, and those supported under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Screen Education Edinburgh is dedicated to making film accessible to all, and we welcome applications no matter your background or previous experience, and particularly encourage young people who are female, living with a disability, deaf or hard of hearing, LGBTI, living rurally, those that are/or have been looked after, or from BAME or low income and disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

For deaf or hard of hearing earning learners, a BSL Interpreter will be provided, and the course venue will be fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues.

Applications for our 2021-22 course will open spring 2021.

To watch films produced by previous Moving Image Arts learners click here