Abbey Normal

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I'm not sure what classes are available in the UK, but have you looked into UCLA? They offer a yearlong certificate program in Directing which you can do online.

If you don't want to commit to a yearlong program, there's also UCLA Extension classes that offer a wide range of classes online.

As for submitting for a September entry - that's entirely up to you. Personally, I think a month is a short window to put together a strong creative portfolio. But I guess it doesn't hurt to try.

Best of luck!


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Hey! You should check out what are the deadlines of the schools you want to apply to and make sure you hit those deadlines.
Also, each school requires different types of portfolio. Here in the US you can submit a photo series to some schools. For others they give you a theme and you have to shoot a 5 minute short film using the theme. So make sure you know the requirements for the schools you're applying and plan for that.

Regarding the portfolio, what kinds of films you want to make? Docs? Action? Drama? Make sure you pick something you love and have fun doing it. Also, I don't think renting a camera is necessary, shoot it with your phone. The schools want to see your creativity and potential.
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