British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Training Courses

We hold regular one-day courses and workshops, promoting subjects related to the use of moving image in learning, teaching and research.

We provide courses outside of London, and welcome approaches from universities or other organisations, who are interested in hosting such events.

We also provide a number of events throughout the year, regarding the use of moving image and sound in education. Further details can be found in our events section.

For more information regarding any of our courses or events, or to discuss hosting a course, please email us.

Understanding Moving Image Metadata Standards

These courses will develops your knowledge of moving image metadata, enabling you to create, enhance and adapt your own schemas and map them to different standards.


We’ll highlight the importance of accurate and interpretable moving image metadata, and analyse the key issues affecting organisations that source and store audiovisual assets, illustrating with key case studies and examining with peer-led discussion.

The full programme comprises two one day courses and one online workshops. Participants can sign-up to both one day courses or choose one specific area to gain knowledge in.

Maximising Media Resources in Your Research

We have been successfully running a course on Maximising Media Resources in Your Research with university consortia across the UK. The course highlights the research potential of moving image and sound materials, helping attendees:


  • Develop skills for finding and evaluating audiovisual material
  • Understand copyright
  • Cite audiovisual resources with assurance
To find out more about running this course at your institution, contact Lucy Witcomb – email or call 0207 393 1507.

Videoconference facilities

Institutions interested in making use of our Videoconferencing facilities should contact

Understanding Moving Image Metadata Standards

Our next ‘Introduction to Metadata’ course will be held on 6 June 2017. Book now!