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Writing for Film and TV (Online) 

Toronto Film School

Advanced Diploma Online
24 months
Duration
11040 CAD/year
11040 CAD/year
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About

Learn writing for all film and television formats from some of the biggest storytellers in the industry with the Writing for Film and TV (Online) program at Toronto Film School.

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Overview

The Writing for Film and TV (Online) program at Toronto Film School  is designed to replicate the process and environment of the film and television industry. Our faculty of renowned writers, with credits such as Mr. D, Frontier, Inspector Gadget and Sneaky Pete, add insight and credibility to the industry-like environment. Online classes are styled after industry writing rooms with collaborative story sessions. You will learn how to pitch, write, produce and edit for all formats of film and television, including sitcoms, one-hour dramas, feature films, new media, broadcast news, commercials and PSAs, and factual entertainment.

Real World Education

You’ll learn through practical, industry-oriented projects and build a comprehensive professional portfolio. The online classroom acts as an industry-style writing room where students review and critique each other’s work, from pitches to beat sheets, outlines and drafts. You’ll experience the writer’s role through the entire filmmaking process!

Career directions

  • Screenwriter
  • Staff Writer
  • Story Editor
  • Production Executive
  • Studio Executive
  • Producer
  • Director

Who hires our graduates?

  • The Family Channel
  • Triangle Entertainment Studios
  • Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
  • Temple Street Productions
  • M.A.R.Z Films

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Scripts
  • Cinematic Language Studies
  • Story editing
  • Broadcast Writing
  • Drama Writing
  • Comedy Writing
  • Distribution/Marketing

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for our Writing For Film & TV Associate Diploma you will require:

A Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) from a Canadian province, territory or equivalent.

If you are over 18 years old and have not graduated from high school, you must complete a mature student test which can be administered online.  Please discuss with your Admissions Advisor.

Writing Sample

We want to read your work! Submit a portfolio of at least two creative writing pieces, including any of the following:

  • Short stories (no more than two pages)
  • Opinion articles (no more than two pages)
  • Journal entries (no more than two pages)
  • Short film/sketch scripts (no more than five pages)

Although it isn’t required, we encourage you to submit more than two portfolio samples or to supplement your portfolio with any other relevant writing samples. Please note, submitted material will not be returned.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11040 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22080 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11040 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22080 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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