Introduction to Subtitling (Intensive Course)  CPD

Course Information

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Course Content

This Introduction to Subtitling short course is designed for translators, linguists and anyone wishing to learn the basics of subtitling, using industry-standard software. It covers the basic principles of creating, editing and timing subtitles, and an introduction of subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Students will be introduced to SWIFT, one of the main programmes for subtitle production used in the industry. They will be given a general overview of the global subtitling market situation and find out why London is the European centre of subtitle production. Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, classroom activities and Q&A sessions.

Why Choose a City Short Course?

Dynamic and challenging, City’s Introduction to Subtitling short course is led by industry experts.

Structured over 4 weekly evenings, our part-time Subtitling course is ideal for anyone interested in personal or professional development within the subtitling industry.

Tutor Info

Luisa Zamboni has been working as a freelance subtitler since 2001. She has created subtitles for many high profile films, TV series, and documentaries, including award-winning films presented at important film festivals. Luisa has been teaching Subtitling at City University 2010, as well as other Audiovisual Translation modalities such as Translation for Voiceover and Dubbing.

Eligibility

Students must be computer literate and have a background in translation or languages.

English Requirements

Students should have IELTS 6.5 as a minimum to be able to follow this course.

What will I learn?

Students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of Subtitling and how to use the SWIFT software, as well as how the market works and why London is the European centre of subtitle production.

Teaching and Assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and question and answer sessions as guided by your tutor.

Recommended Reading

Ivarsson, J. and Carroll, M. (1998). Subtitling. Simrishamn: TransEdit.

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