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SAE Film Masterclasses

Course Fee Duration Days*
AED 1,000 9 hours Sat - Sun (Directing)
(Excluding VAT)     Tue - Sat - Sun (Cinematography)
Next Starting Date Qualification Usual Timings*
12 Oct 2019 (Directing) SAE Film Masterclass 10am - 4pm
15 Oct 2019 (Cinematography) Certificate  
  Language  Age group 
  English Young Creatives/Adults


*These times are based on how the course has been run in the past and are subject to change before each start date.



Please note: Our submission deadline is Oct 10th, 2019.


What you need to know about this Masterclasses

SAE Dubai’s Masterclasses are a limited and exclusive set of programs designed to work in parallel with the SAE Bachelor of film, with the following aims:

  • To enhance the skillsets of prospective practitioners who are passionate about pursuing a career in the film industry.
  • To create a focus on specific disciplines in film making so participants can have a complete and immersive experience.
  • To provide participants with unique insights and opportunities to break into the local production industry.

Each trimester, Masterclasses will be offered in two topics, with each Masterclass comprising of 4 sessions of 3 hours each, for a total of 12 hours per topic.

Additionally, Masterclass participants will have access to several on-set opportunities relevant to their discipline.



The Masterclasses will be conducted by top-level industry professionals, who will also act as mentors to the students and provide them with industry networking opportunities. Instructor selections will be based upon their availability.


Directing & Cinematography: Frederico Beja

With over 10 years experience in Film, Portuguese-born Frederico Beja, 36, holds a masters degree in Filmmaking - Directing - by the New York Film Academy – Universal Studios, California. Before that, he studied in Portugal, focusing in the theoretical part of film and TV at the School of Arts, Porto.

After a few years living in California, Fred took on an adventure to explore his career in the middle-east, first on an academic / University level (he was the Head of Film and TV Department at SAE Institute Jordan for 2 years), and later on the production side, having directed commercials for clients such as Coca-Cola, Ikea, and Nissan. He’s been also working as cinematographer, having filmed more than a dozen documentaries for Al Jazeera (Documentary and International), as well as fiction TV content (TV series for local channels).

Fred has taught Film Studio 1 and Film Studio 3 on a freelance basis at SAE Dubai.