The Film Direction course prepares the student in diverse aspects over a relatively short period of time. The emphasis here is on independent study and learning through the writing of and 'original' screenplay and the making of a film. The teacher will function more as a guide-by-the-side rather than a sage-on-the-stage.  As part of the learning process, students also would be required to read recommended texts on Cinema, watch and analyze a prescribed minimum number of films, from around the world and attend relevant cultural events.