The Cinematography Direction diploma is a specialized 3-year academic program in which film students are prepared to face all the challenges and commitments required by the Cinematography Department of a professional audiovisual project.

In this way, the student will be invited to learn about each aspect and each task for which the photography direction team is responsible, and will also be able to assume any conversation, any creative process and any practical execution of a project with all departments and profiles that constitute the Spanish film guild.

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1 October 2024 to 27 June 2025


Enrollment is Open
Until 15 September 2024


From October to December:

Monday to Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

January & February:

Monday to Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From March to June:

Monday to Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Formation hours

More than 1400 teaching hours + joint practices.


  • Small groups.
  • Specialized Masterclasses.
  • Own title.

Target audience

This diploma has been designed for anyone who wishes to explore their artistic concerns within the framework of a cinematographic work from its lighting and visual facets. It is highly recommended to have linguistic virtues, general culture, photographic interests and the capacity for both effort and group work. Any previous training in audiovisual, art history, photography or fine arts will be beneficial to the student.

Who you'll become

As director or director of photography of a cinematographic work. Once you successfully complete the degree, you will be able to assume photographic authorship of a fiction project, working together with all the departments involved in the development of a film. You will know all the vocabulary, all the techniques and all the debates that enliven cinematographic creation from its photographic approach. Likewise, you will be able to collaborate in making decisions that cover issues of lighting, optics, framing, composition and colorimetry.

In any member of the photography direction department of a work of fiction, thus knowing the responsibilities and functions of a camera operator, a camera assistant, a camera assistant, a machinist, a DIT, a Video Assist, a colorist or a gaffer and an electrician.

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Our way of teaching

You will begin by acquiring all the vocabulary essential for understanding and thinking about cinematography. Once this common language is established, you will assimilate all the necessary protocols for carrying out a film work, whether it is typical of a pre-production, filming or post-production phase. Immediately, you will experience the creative process within the framework of a so-called institutional cinema and then explore the counterproposals developed throughout History. Finally, you will synthesize everything you have learned in a final stage where you can formalize your own vision in accordance with the contemporaneity of our discipline.

Study plan

For more information about our study plan, fill out the form and contact us.

Enrollment, registration and prices

Request all the information by filling out the contact form, writing us an email, calling us by phone or visiting us in person.

We will send you all the necessary information so that you can register.

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Escuela de Cine del País Vasco
C/ Mina San Luis 20, Miribilla Bilbao
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Customer service schedule

  • From Monday to Friday:
    9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays closed