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The award
Diploma

How long you will study
18 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January, April, July, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Film Production at Toronto Film School

The program offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education that covers all areas of filmmaking. You will experience every phase of pre-production, production and post-production while learning from industry-active filmmakers with projects such as Beauty and the Beast, Black Panther, The Shape of Water and Star Trek Beyond to their credit. The program covers various aspects of filmmaking, including writing and analyzing screenplays, developing storyboards, creating shot lists and preparing budgets and schedules. You will learn to shoot, direct, block, light scenes and capture audio, as well as assemble, cut and manipulate footage. Upon graduation, the Film Production Work Placement helps you experience the creative workforce through placement opportunities in Canada's "Hollywood North."

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsJanuary, April, July, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

So you want to be a filmmaker? We want to hear your thoughts about film and storytelling. Please submit two short assignments:

  • Movie Critique: Write a professional critique (300-500 words) about any feature length film, describing the film's strengths and weaknesses and assessing its overall entertainment value. You should also include various elements of filmmaking such as direction, acting, lighting, editing, effects. We're interested in seeing your level of awareness for what makes a film work (or not). Please note, movie critiques will not be returned.
  • Storyboard: Dream up any film idea and develop a storyboard. You may also include dialogue and direction. Don't worry about your drawing skills, you can use storyboard software or stick figures. We're looking to see your ability for putting single visual frames into a sequence that tells a story. Storyboards will be returned during the third week of classes.

Work Placement Requirements:

In Term 3 of the Film Production diploma, you can apply for the 6 or 12-month work placement. After completion of the diploma, the Film Production Work Placement helps you experience the creative workforce through placement opportunities in Canada's "Hollywood North."

Requirements:

  • Apply in Term 3 of your Diploma
  • Maintain a B average in the Diploma
  • Submit resume to the work placement coordinator

What students think about Toronto Film School

    Yasmin Abu Shaban, Fashion Design Graduate

    It’s amazing to be surrounded by a creative environment at Toronto Film School, sharing my art and growing through other creative designers.

    Yu Chen, Film Production Graduate

    Toronto Film School is a playground for industry professionals, and this program is your chance to play on it.

    Candice Beretta, Graphic Design and Interactive Media Graduate

    Toronto Film School’s accelerated and condensed program allowed me to become a graphic designer in only 12 months.

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