GetSmarter Short Courses


Since 2007, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has partnered with digital learning expert, GetSmarter, to take its renowned education online. By pairing UCT's academic excellence with GetSmarter’s sophisticated online education delivery system, students from around the world have the opportunity to enhance their skill set in a flexible format that fits their busy schedules. The 10-week short courses from the UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies are designed to equip working professionals with the creative toolkit and expertise to excel in marketing, media or journalism. Whether you're ready to start a new career or grow in your current role, these courses can help you stand out with a certificate of completion from UCT as validation of your new capabilities in your chosen field.

Note: Our short courses are offered on GetSmarter platform and applications and fees are administered by GetSmarter.

Our short courses include:

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Impact Facilitator Short Course

This 6-month, 100% online course on how to organise, market and facilitate film screenings aimed at creating positive social change is a first from Africa!

If you would like to apply for this course, head over to Sunshine Cinema or the UCT TV Studio website (click ‘Programmes’ > ‘Impact’). Applications close 18 March, so get cracking!