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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Be a part of the production team for the exciting world of movies and entertainment productions.

Higher Nitec in Filmmaking (Cinematography) will equip you with the knowledge and technical skills in film production. This course focuses on camera, lighting and grip skills to achieve the required technical standards of motion-picture production setups, camera operations, cinematic lighting, production operations in movie, television drama and commercial productions.

What you'll learn

  • Perform camera operations
  • Perform data wrangling
  • Plan lighting requirements
  • Perform lighting setups
  • Perform dolly and jib arm operations
  • Perform sound recording
  • Perform video editing
  • Coordinate production requirements
  • Coordinate with art department

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics/Principles of Accounts and 1 other subject:

  • Grade 1-7 in English Language
  • Grade 1-8 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) or Principles of Accounts*
  • Grade 1-7 in one other subject 
    * To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional).

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Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.


Note: Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Filmmaking (Cinematography) graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Filmmaking (Cinematography) graduates can develop their careers with film or TV production companies. Some of the job titles held by graduates include assistant to Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Focus Puller, Steadycam Operator, Data Wrangler, Post-Production Assistant, Lighting Crew, Grip, Gaffer and Sound Recordists.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions such as Cinematographer or Director of Photography. The challenge is for student to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.