18 months
36850 CAD/year
24164 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Learn to translate great stories from the page to the screen from award-winning filmmakers by taking this Film Production program at Toronto Film School. 

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The Film Production program at Toronto Film School 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.  

Real World Education

From your first term, you are on set, behind the camera, inside editing stations and in distribution meetings. You produce at least one film project per term and gain hands-on experience, working each position on set, in a range of productions. You learn how to shoot in multiple styles with access to Toronto Film School’s studios and industry-standard cameras like the ALEXA Mini and ARRI Amira. 

The Film Production Work Placement then elevates all that you have learned in school to the next level and gives you the unique opportunity to work in studios and production houses in Toronto.

Small Class Sizes

In small classes with one-on-one instruction and mentoring, you’ll have the greatest opportunity to reach your full potential. You’ll also build invaluable relationships with classmates and professional networks with peers across creative programs.

Career Directions

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Production Manager
  • Sound Designer
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Data Management Technician (DMT)
  • Location Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Visual Effects Supervisor

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Audio
  • Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Production
  • Camera and Set Procedure
  • Film History
  • Scripts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36850 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55275 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    24164 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36246 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • For our 18 month FP, ACT –  diploma programs, the total fee is $36,246. The international fee is an additional $19,029. 

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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