Distance learning courses that could get you to The Oscars

February 25, 2019

Everyone who’s ever been to The Oscars starts somewhere. Whether it’s learning their craft from a very young age, dreaming of breaking into the film industry but thinking it will never happen, or falling into it quite by accident.
We can’t promise that enrolling on an Open Study College course will take you to The Oscars, but who knows? All dreams start somewhere!
Let us suggest some distance learning courses that could get you to The Oscars!


Every film starts with a story, and every story needs to be written. Many films start as books before they’re converted into a screenplay, so a writing course is a solid place to start if you dream of collecting the Best Picture statue.
We recommend:
Creative Writing
Fiction Writing


Make-up is such an integral part of film that it’s worthy of it’s very own Oscar category. Obviously a worthy winner needs to do more than standard make-up, so a unit in special effects including prosthetics will come in very useful.
We recommend:
Complete Make-Up Artist

Foreign Language

If the thought of Best Picture seems just too easy, how about aiming for Best Foreign Language film? Of course, you’ll need to learn a language first…
We recommend:
French (beginner to advanced)
German (beginner to advanced)
Spanish (beginner to advanced)
Russian (beginner to advanced)
Portugese (beginner to advanced)
Japanese (beginner to advanced)
Mandarin (beginner to advanced)
Prefer to be behind the scenes? The Oscars isn’t just about those winning the awards. It takes months of organising and arranging prior to the annual ceremony, and hundreds of people to bring together the polished final event.


Did you know that a team of accountants oversee the whole nomination and voting process? PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) are the accounting firm who have been entrusted by the Academy for over 80 years. With over 6,000 members involved in both the nominations and final voting rounds, that’s a lot of counting!
We recommend:
AAT Accounting Certificate and Diploma Package
AAT Certificate and Diploma Package including assessments

Event Management

If the thought of being part of the team who bring everything together is what excites you, then you could follow in the footsteps of Open Study College student Jade. Her role enabled her to move from the UK to New York. She now travels across North America and Canada organising and hosting events.
We recommend:
Event Management
Event Management and Starting Your Own Business

A career you love

Of course, success isn’t only measured by awards and award ceremonies. Happiness is, in itself, a measure of success. If you’re happy in your career, then that’s success enough for many, and studying towards a career you love with Open Study College can help you get there.
We have over 550 courses on our website, so why not find one that interests you?
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Libby Barrett

As Digital Content Executive for OSC, I'm currently studying my IDM Digital Marketing qualification through distance learning. I absolutely love all things creative and when I'm not at Open Study College, I'm being a complete theatre nerd, performing in panto or amateur productions!

Distance learning courses that could get you to The Oscars
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