Build up a Film Making career! Enroll Now at Esom School!

If you’re a film fan who wants to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes, this film production program is for you. It will teach you everything you need to know about the film making process, from writing a screenplay to securing film funding to releasing a completed feature.

You will learn about a variety of film making specialties in this course, from animation to production, scripting to visual effects. You can learn more about the wide range of occupations available in the film business from the contributions made by those working in every department of a film crew during the program.

Certificate in Film and Video Production

Become inspired to make your own movie after receiving a helpful, motivating, and enjoyable introduction to the profession!

This intensive course, which is ideal for those who are new to film making, gives students a thorough and priceless grounding in the fundamentals of film making. Students get the chance to take a project from concept to script to screen and study a variety of skills that are important to the business from working film and TV professionals.

You will collaborate in small groups to create a variety of non-sync visual narrative short films using only top-of-the-line professional digital cameras. Concurrently providing networking opportunities and access to industry training on productions, working collaboratively with classmates, performers, and instructors fosters confidence.

Throughout this course, students will master the principles of photography, camera functions, video editing, media analysis, and film making. Students make, shoot, direct, and edit their own videos with the help of our seasoned professionals who are experts in their fields of study and experience.

Our experienced instructors provide students with the skills necessary to gain lucrative entry-level positions in the film and television industries. They are available to assist, counsel, support, and encourage you during your stay at the Esom School of Music.

Our Film Production programs and courses have flexible class schedules that are mostly focused on one-on-one interaction between the teacher and the student. This way, everyone can learn at their own pace.

Our instructors are professionals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the fields of cinematography, editing, and film and video production, among other things. They will guide you through a one-year journey in which you will have the opportunity to express all of your God-given creativity in the fields of video production and film production.

Students pursuing a film making certificate are introduced to fundamental film making fields like:

  1. Directing
  2. Producing
  3. Casting and Auditioning
  4. Screenwriting
  5. Cinematography
  6. Editing (Adobe Premiere)

Practical experiments will demonstrate:

  1. Understanding production organization
  2. Handling high end digital cameras
  3. Directing professional actors
  4. Key lighting techniques

Course Goals

  1. Various on-set role-playing experience in student films under the guidance of an instructor
  2. Working together to create a video utilizing digital technology will help you comprehend the complete film making process.


  1. Computer literacy is a must.
  2. The ability to communicate well in English is required.

Enrollment in Film & Video Production is not restricted in any way. Your educational background is not a concern for us.

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To find out more about this program, get in touch with an enrollment manager. Or get in touch to learn more about your options if you need assistance choosing the best certificate program or course for you. (0781227712 | 0700132588)

Study at Esom School of Music

During this group course, you will learn about the art and technology of video production from beginning to end. Students gain an understanding of the difficulties and opportunities connected with visually conveying the real world through the medium of videography.
If you learn in a private setting, you will receive feedback on your course assignments and course materials, review important methods, learn about the music industry, receive musical, production, and industry suggestions, and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course material or yourself.
A short course is a mini version of our normal course in a private program that lasts for a shorter period of time (normally 6 weeks). In our short courses, a student gets 2 lessons a week and practice throughout the week.
With a focus on “hands on” learning, students of film and video production examine the production methods and working practices common to the film and television industries.

Key Details

Course Duration 9 Months (3 Terms)
Duration Per Term 3 Months
Lesson Frequency Once a Week
Free Guided Practice Once a week
Personal Practice Mon – Sat
Software Adobe Master Collection
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

Film and Video Production Lessons

Career Opportunities

  • TV Show Producer
  • Film Maker
  • Videographer
  • Video Editor
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia artist and animator
  • Lighting Expert
  • Color Grader
  • Camera Operators
  • Content Creator
  • Video Director
  • Cinematographer

Build up a visual career! Enroll Now at Esom School!

Fees Structure

Private Tuition Per Term UGX 888,000
Group Tuition Per Term UGX 594,000
Short Course UGX 888,000
Computer Basics UGX 120,000 (Duration: 3 Weeks)
Requirements UGX 85,000
Term of Payment: Full Payment or First installment – 60% of Tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash

Our Expert Instructors

Joshua Mitala

Joshua Mitala

Video Production Instructor

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Kizito Samuel Saviour

Kizito Samuel Saviour

Video Production Instructor

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Bruhan Ashim Lubanga

Bruhan Ashim Lubanga

Video Production Instructor

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

When are your intakes?
Private one on one Film and Video production students are enrolled throughout the year. Meaning you can enroll anytime you are ready to get started. However, for group lessons, we only have two intakes. First Intake: February Second Intake: August Wondering what is the difference between group and private lessons? Click the link below: Difference between group and private Film and Video production lessons.
How long does it take to finish the Film and Video production course?
The Film and Video production course lasts for one year, which is divided into three (3) terms and each term takes 3 months or 12 weeks to complete.
Do I have to study everyday?
No. Lessons are conducted once a week. However, Film and Video production students get one guided practice session with an instructor every week and free personal practice throughout the week. Note that one is free to practice from home, provided they have the necessary equipment for practice.
Do you provide accommodation?
The school does not provide accommodation. However, our long-distance students get affordable accommodation around the school at an average cost of UGX 300,000 per term. Note: Meals are not included in the amount paid for accommodation.
What employment opportunities are available for a Film and Video production graduate?
A Film and Video production graduate can be employed in one of the following:

  1. TV Show Producer
  2. Film Maker
  3. Content Director
  4. Camera Operator
  5. Video Editor

Is Esom School of Music Accredited?
Yes. ESOM SCHOOL OF MUSIC is accredited by the ministry of education and sports under the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT). Accreditation number mac/0586
Is computer literacy a requirement for Film and Video production students?
Yes, practical computer knowledge is required for the Film and Video Production Program.

However at ESOM, we have the computer package that is intended solely for students who do not have any prior computer experience but wish to enroll in the sound engineering program, which requires computer proficiency.

More FAQs.
Click the link below for more FAQs. 23 More Frequently Asked Questions.

Esom Graduation

Graduation is when a student successfully completes all of their certificate audit program requirements.
Esom School of music graduates undergraduate students once each academic year.
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