Certificate in Film & Video Production

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Everybody who is interested in learning how to create scripts, direct, film, and edit videos should take advantage of our film, video editing, and production classes. 

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.

This course delves into the mechanics and aesthetics of shooting, lighting, directing, photography, producing, editing, and other areas of film and video production in great depth. Throughout the course, the importance of having hands-on production experience with digital video is emphasized.

Throughout this course, students will master the principles of photography, camera functions, video editing, media analysis, and filmmaking. 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.

Students who pass this course will be prepared for careers in film, television, and allied disciplines. This course uses advanced video and audio techniques, as well as computer graphics and electronic instruments.

Our Film and Video 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.


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

Entry Requirements

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

“We strive to cultivate and maintain an inclusive environment at Esom School that actively affirms and is respectful of the identities of all people, regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or ideological perspective – and one in which self-reflection, honesty, and accountability are practiced and modeled.”

— Agatha Nansubuga, Academic Registrar, Esom School of Music

In their own words, students describe how helpful it was for them to come and learn at the Esom School of Music.

We at the Esom School of Music strive to create a vibrant, warm, and welcoming campus environment that extends beyond the classroom walls.

Samuel Kizito, one of our Film & Video Production teachers, talks about why it's good to go to Esom School of Music and get a certificate in film and video production.

You will have a wonderful time during your time in the Film & Video Production program at ESOM, where you will be mentored by kind and understanding instructors.


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 – Sun
Software Adobe Master Collection
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

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

  • 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

Private Tuition Per Term UGX 792,000
Group Tuition Per Term UGX 480,000
Short Course UGX 792,000
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


Looking for a place to stay while attending Esom School of Music? It may appear difficult, but it is not as difficult as you might think, especially with our experienced accommodation partners on hand, as well as Esom staff and fellow students who are available to assist you by providing advice, contacts, and information to help you find your perfect place to live as quickly and easily as possible. While we do not organize your accommodation, if you have any queries about the location to choose, the cost of living in Kampala, or any other questions regarding to accommodation, please do feel free to contact us by phone (+256706530317) or email ([email protected])

Frequently Asked Question – Film and Video Production

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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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

Yes, practical computer knowledge is required for the Sound Engineering 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.

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

Students at Esom are enthralled by the prospect of learning more about film and video production through hands-on experience.

Students apply what they learned at ESOM to their future endeavors and discover new things they were previously unaware of.

The film and video production lessons that we develop at Esom specifically target the interests of each individual student.

Students at ESOM gain a great deal of self-assurance as a result of their projects and software training.

When you go to Esom, you will learn a lot of useful tips and techniques, and your video-making skills will improve a lot as a result.

The video instructors at Esom are fantastic, and they make studying a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Esom Graduation

At the Esom School of Music, we believe that music should be a part of every student’s life. The Esom courses are extensive and cater to a diverse range of interests and abilities. At the beginning of August, you can enroll in our Music education Programs. Why not join us so that you can participate in our next graduation ceremony?

Don't Miss out! Now is the time to enroll in our Music Education Programs, which will give you a head start on enjoying the future of music with Esom. Our programs provides graduates with a competitive edge in the growing music industry.

At Esom, we are most thrilled to see our students succeed, and there is no better way to prove your success than graduating. We congratulate all of our students who graduated in previous years and wish you nothing but the best for your music career path.


Expert Instructors


Kizito Samuel Saviour is a Ugandan filmmaker who has won numerous awards for his work in producing, writing, and directing. He also possesses additional abilities, such as cinematography and filmmaking. He Kizito teaches filmmaking at the University of Limpopo in South Africa and mentors a number of aspiring filmmakers and actors in Uganda and throughout Africa. Samuel has worked as a director, writer, producer, cinematographer, and editor on films like Catch Out, KEMI, The Forbidden, Extra Time, Bunjako, and many more. These films have been nominated for over 100 international awards and won over 20 international awards at film festivals and awarding platforms around the world.


Joshua Mitala is a skilled video journalist, audio-visual editor, and cinematographer who takes a unique approach to his work. He has worked with a few Ugandan television stations as a producer, reporter, camera person, and audio-visual editor, among other things. In 2018, he was selected as a Media Challenge Fellow. He has a tremendous amount of practical experience in the film and television production industries.


Bruhan Ashim Lubaga works as a television producer, editor, and camera operator, and he has ten years of experience in video production and visual communications.

Dir Staryan

I did a certificate of video production as my course from Esom School of music and I graduated with a second grade upper. And now am self Employed owning my own video and photography company called Mindset media

Dir Staryan / Video Production Student
Mr Visuals

Being a student of video production, made me archive my dream of turning imaginations into visual reality

Mr Visuals / Video Production Student
MJ media

I studied video production at Esom and I joined when I knew nothing in videos I only had passion but by the time I graduated I knew almost everything and what I am today, what I can do it's all because of Esom, it put a good foundation for me!!!! Join Esom if u want to expand your talent because it has nice teacher's, equipment and many others for every course you would like to Enroll!!!!!!

MJ media / Video Production Student
Esom School of Music
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14:55 04 Mar 22
I am by the name of Basiima Edward Collins and would like to share a few things I know in Esom School Of Music. I am a term one student but what I have had in this wonderful school is mind blowing because I am learning so fast more than I was before joining Esom School Of Music. The courses I offered are; Audio production and Piano, this is giving me an easy and quicker way to make beats since my desire is to become a best producer in the world and trust me, I am achieving that as I am talking. There are also a variety of other courses you can take e.g Video production, sound engineering, vocal training, saxophone playing, Violin, Guitars (acoustic, solo and bass) Drums, to mention but a few. So if anyone out there is looking for a best music school, simply come to Esom School Of Music because all your music desire will be fully achieved. Thank you and may God bless you.
Johnny KJohnny K
14:22 23 Feb 22
ESOM School of music is a dream come true institution. I enrolled for Audio production and piano lessons and I found the school awesome with qualified and friendly instructos who are ready to deliver at your convenient time.It becomes more easier for you as a student to inculcate ample time for personal practice since all it takes to practice on is readily available as the saying goes "practice makes perfect" whether you're studying in a group or private classesPRACTICE!!
jonah jordanjonah jordan
11:25 23 Feb 22
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A-alvin LegaceA-alvin Legace
09:12 22 Feb 22
Am a student in a video editing class at Esom School of Music and this is my first term there. We've so far covered a few lessons because the term has just started but as far as I had known about video editing, my skills have developed so fast and am grateful for that. Can't wait to graduate 😁👍👍
Hannah MunarHannah Munar
16:40 21 Feb 22
I Personally believe n have had great experience at the school.Teachers and staff are amazing.Thank you. Keep Up the great Work.
Maria A. LarsenMaria A. Larsen
09:38 05 Feb 22
It's a good school with brilliant teachers. However, most of the active teaching focuses on the practical side of music, while the theory side of things is largely left to the student as self-study. A structure for the teaching, assessment and feedback regarding music theory as its own subject should be developed and then the school will really shine and produce knowledgeable musicians with a true mastery of their art. The location is a bit inconvenient, being in the middle of town, but the classes are worth the journey. In general, yes to Esom.
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