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Film Academy: Oxford Through The Lens

Shoot, edit and screen your own short film on location at our ‘Film Academy: Oxford Through The Lens’ Oxford Summer School, on campus at the University of Oxford. With Oxford University – filming site of the Harry Potter films, James Bond, and much more – as your set, you will gain insights to film production and digital editing as you experience first-hand what it is like to produce a film.

Utilise first-class video production equipment including HD cameras and professional sound and lighting instruments. Practise your digital editing skills as you take your film through post-production using Final Cut Pro. Have the chance to network with film industry professionals as you immerse yourself in screenwriting, location scouting, storyboarding, and digital editing.

Location Oxford
For Ages 13-18 years
Duration 2 weeks
Price £6995
Start Dates 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul
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Great if you're thinking about

  • Improving your filmmaking skills and knowledge

  • Using film as a medium to craft a compelling documentary or an entertaining drama

  • Considering a career in Filmmaking, Cinematography, Screenwriting, or Producing

  • Pursuing a degree in Filmmaking at University

  • Pursuing film as a hobby

On this programme you will

  • Learn the basics of filmmaking including production, editing, and screenwriting while exploring the power of the unique visual language of film

  • Produce and edit a short film to screen at Oxford and add to your professional portfolio

  • Explore different careers in the film production process, like script-writing and editing, location scouting, camera operating, sound, lighting and directing

  • Improve your technical skills with filmmaking equipment like HD cameras and post-production software like Final Cut Pro

  • Strengthen your creativity, technical writing, and project management skills.

What’s Included

  • Residential in the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford

  • Inspiring programmes taught by experts

  • A truly international environment - over 170 nationalities

  • Accommodation, meals (breakfast and dinner only for ages 16-18), tuition and cultural programmes included

  • Graduation, report cards and certificate

  • 20+ hours tuition / week

  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers

  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Experience

Oxford Royale Academy

Start something truly amazing at our Oxford Summer School, on campus at the University of Oxford.

  • Experience life at the University of Oxford
  • Choose from a range of fascinating subjects
  • Network with students from all over the world
  • Enjoy showstopping parties and black-tie events

Learn from world-leading experts

Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders, acclaimed authors, and more!

Meet our Faculty

John Maxwell Hobbs

Film Academy

John Maxwell Hobbs has devoted over 20 years to the exploration of art and technology. As Head of Technology at BBC Scotland, and Media Consultant to brands like IKEA, he has pushed the boundaries of creativity and innovation. He now shares his expertise as a member of the Board of Screen Academy Scotland, and as a tutor at Oxford Royale.

Bruce Windwood

Film Academy

Bruce Windwood is one of Oxford Royale’s most senior tutors, having helped design and develop our filmmaking classes. He is a multi-award winning filmmaker, a commissioned writer for TV and audio, and also composes soundtracks for film, audio, and TV content.

Dr Anisa Butt

Business & Entrepreneurship

A member of the Oxford Royale team for 3 years, Dr Anisa Butt is a lecturer in economics at King’s College London. Currently completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading, her focus is on gender and ethnic income inequality.

Dr Endrit Shabani

Law & Politics

A trained lawyer, Dr Endrit Shabani has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where he studied with a full Clarendon scholarship. He has consulted for multiple international organisations including UNICEF, UN Women and the EU, and has taught Politics internationally.

Dr Claire Keene

Medicine

Dr Claire Keene is a public health clinician with a masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. She is an experienced clinical trial manager, recently managing a Médecins Sans Frontières project on HIV and tuberculosis.

Dr Abdulazeez Imam

Medicine

Dr Imam, lecturer in Medicine, has over 14 years of clinical experience and a strong commitment to medical education. He completed a 6 year Paediatric programme in Nigeria and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Oxford. He also holds an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Leeds.

Dr Rehan Shah

Engineering

Dr Rehan Shah is a Lecturer in Engineering Education at Queen Mary University of London. He has completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance at UCL with LSE, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at UCL.

Dr Amy Booth

Medicine

Dr Amy Booth is a celebrated physician who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cape Town. Now working towards a PhD at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, she formerly worked with the World Health Organisation.

How You'll Learn

Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through interactive and immersive lessons.

Workshops

Hands-on classes designed to help students learn through practical application.

Masterclasses

An interactive forum with an expert in the field, giving students valuable insights into related and new topics.

Guest Speakers

Successful and famous guest speakers offer students the chance to pose their most important questions.

Debates

Essential for honing students' reasoning abilities and public speaking skills.

Interactive Lectures

Dynamic lectures given by passionate teachers packed with facts and viewpoints to engage the audience.

Group Projects

An opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, different perspectives.

Seminars

Working in pairs and small groups, students have plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate.

Educational Trips

Our trips provide real examples of the programme subject in action, and bring students' learning to life for them.

See A Sample Lecture

For a taste of the educational experience you will have at our Oxford Summer School, take a look at the kinds of interactive debates and lectures our students participate in.

Be inspired by world-leading politicians, poets, philosophers, scientists and business leaders

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from world-renowned guest speakers discussing something you are passionate about.

Our Guest Speakers
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Start something amazing today!

Book a call with one of our advisors. We will call you at the time requested to answer any questions you have and to help you through the booking process.

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Experience Life on Campus

What’s life like at the oldest university in the English speaking world? Your Oxford Summer School is hosted in historic residential colleges where you will experience authentic undergraduate life.

Sleep in bedrooms set in centuries-old quadrangles, socialise in student common rooms and relax in breathtaking gardens. Take up your place and spend two weeks in colleges where students have resided for over eight centuries.

Join Exciting Activities and Trips

Summer should be fun, right? Don’t worry, we get that – we never forget that you’re on holiday! We help you uncover Oxford’s secrets, from the best coffee shops to the dreamiest riverside parks, from Oxford’s very own castle to unmissable shops, galleries and museums.

You and your new friends will enjoy an amazing extracurricular timetable including dazzling graduation balls, excursions to explore Britain’s diverse history, and so much more.

Hear From Our Students

Hear from students just like you all about their experiences on our summer schools in these videos.

Student Testimonials

Reviews

We have a 4.8 rating based on 769 reviews on Reviews.io.
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Hannah

I had an absolutely incredible time doing Summer school with Oxford Royale Academy! I learnt new things about myself and the world around me, and would definitely recommend to others!

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Clara

I loved the Oxford Royal program, I met many people with bright personalities and unique minds, and I also learned a lot from the teachers, campus staff etc. You will enjoy it!

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Francesca

Oxford Royals Academy made my summer amazing! I learned many new things and I met people from all over the world that I know I can call true friends. I definitely recommend ORA to anyone who wants to make unforgettable memories!

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Ethan

It was very nice and the experience at Cambridge was amazing! I made a lot of new friends and made a lot of memorable memories. I also really enjoyed all the activities such as punting and then the party. I hope to do this again.

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Minquan

The twelve days I spent in Oxford Summer School were very happy, the teachers were very kind and professional, and the curriculum was very reasonable, which expanded my knowledge. All the courses mean a lot to me and I hope I can come back next summer.

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Jade

The oxford royale academy was definitely the highlight of my summer. I have not only learnt more about the course I have chosen, but I've also met a lot of new friends, friendly staff and helpful teachers from different cultures all in the same campus and had a lot of unforgettable memories.