Film Production, Advanced Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
With the flexibility and convenience of studying online and part-time, The Film Production Associate Diploma from Toronto Film School offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education across all areas of filmmaking.


Through online learning tools and course software, you’ll be mentored by leading film professionals and interact with like-minded peers on industry-oriented projects. You’ll experience every phase of pre-production, production and post production, from pitching concepts and developing storyboards, to writing and analyzing screenplays, preparing budgets and creating shot lists, as well as navigating the complex worlds of business and distribution. You’ll develop a wide variety of productions from documentaries to commercials, public service announcements, short films, music videos, and even the beginnings of that feature you’ve always dreamt of making. The Film Production Diploma program is offered by Toronto Film School.

Real World Education
You’ll learn to shoot and edit in multiple styles and produce at least one film project per term. Through Industry oriented projects, you’ll be prepared with the competitive skills and portfolio to launch your career after graduation.
Career directions
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Production Manager
  • Sound Designer
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Data Management Technician (DMT)
  • Location Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
Who hires our graduates?
  • Ogilvy and Mather
  • Raven Banner Entertainment
  • CBC
  • Tricon Films + Television

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Production
  • Cinematic Language Studies
  • Editing
  • Scripts
  • Marketing and Promotional Media
  • Documentaries
For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To become a Student at Toronto Film School:
  • You must have an Ontario secondary school diploma (Grade 12) or its equivalent.
  • You may be asked to take a mature student test, if you are over 18 and not enrolling directly from secondary school.
  • You must meet the program specific requirements
Film Production
  • So you want to be a filmmaker? We want to hear your thoughts about film and storytelling.
  • 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.We are looking for an applicant’s ability to put single visual frames in an order that tells a story.
  • A digital copy of your storyboard can be submitted online.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11860 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23720 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9487.5 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18975 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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