This course aims to introduce you to the practical ins and outs of the South African film and television industry, as well as offer insight into what happens on set and more importantly, how to behave professionally on set and accelerate your career development. You’ll find out who’s who in the zoo, what the various departments do and how they work collaboratively. Having a better understanding of the industry will help you become an asset on any set, and help you establish yourself in the department of your choosing.
Subject Matter Expert
Pascale Neuschäfer | Author
Pascale is a filmmaker who has been active in the industry for almost two decades. She started her career as an actor on stage and screen, then moved into documentary filmmaker – where she worked as director, editor and videographer, before moving into narrative cinematography. Pascale completed an MA in Cinematography at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she trained under Witold Stock, BSC. She currently works as cinematographer and camera operator and is also the co-founder of a production company, Just Films, which has a strong focus on social justice films. Her career path has been both one of formal education and training, as well as working her way up the ranks in the camera department, both in South Africa and in the UK. She’s taught and tutored various subjects, such as movement and physical theatre, to editing and acting classes at Stellenbosch University, AFDA, New Africa Theatre Association and Northlink College.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. CityVarsity Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.