As part of Moving Image Arts Scotland, a national programme managed by SEE and funded by Screen Scotland that increases access to film education, creative film skills and further opportunities for those aged 16 to 25 at Screen Education Edinburgh, Eden Court Highlands, GMAC Film, and Station House Media Unit, through the study of the Moving Image Arts AS level qualification moderated by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment in Northern Ireland, 11 learners from Edinburgh and the Lothians have been developing from early September on our course based at Edinburgh Palette's 525 Ferry Road.

The programme led by SEE’s Brian Robinson, learners have been developing their knowledge of classical Hollywood style, history of Hollywood and the studio system, the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and the influence of German expressionism and film noir, working towards their prelim examination in January, whilst developing their skills in filmmaking crafts towards realising their individual films in the spring. 

Learner Zara commented ‘I'd say MIA is a comprehensive filmmaking course that teaches basic filming principles with an in-depth look into film techniques, film history, lighting, editing and sound production. The lessons are engaging and informative, with one of the best aspects of this course being the chance to plan, create and edit your own short film, with the freedom to express your own creativity and demonstrate what you have learnt.’