• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
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Overview

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. Upon graduation, the Film Production Work Placement helps you experience the creative workforce through placement opportunities in Canada’s “Hollywood North.”

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • 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. 
  • 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

  • International

    35748 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53616 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    23436 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35158 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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For the18 month diploma programs, the total fee is $35,158. The international fee is an additional $18,458.

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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