Film Production, Bachelor | University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada
48 months
44942 CAD/year
5843 CAD/year
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Develop your intellectual, creative, and technical skills as you prepare to embark on a professional career in the film industry. Your coursework in the Film Production program at University of British Columbia will provide you with core disciplines and filmic knowledge as well as practical experience in filmmaking. BFA and diploma students produce and work on several films while in the program.


Film production is a hands-on program where you learn by doing. Filmmaking is a creative, dynamic process requiring the cooperation and creative input of many people. Good filmmaking requires that those involved have a broad knowledge base. The goal of this Film Production program at University of British Columbia is to graduate creative, independent filmmakers with the skills, ideas, and initiative to shape the industry.

Not only will you learn in the classroom and through assignments, but you will learn from more senior students as they assist on student film sets outside of class. Directed studies credit is possible for students who complete internships.

Your future

You can work in film/tv/new media in any aspect of documentary or fiction filmmaking in a multitude of roles, including writer, director, cinematographer, producer, art director, sound designer, editor, or in arts administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Film Studies
  • Foundation Studio: Digital Media
  • History of Film Production
  • Film and Media Production
  • Screen Acting
  • Motion Picture Directing
  • Film and Media Production 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to UBC, you must successfully meet the general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as the degree-specific requirements that depend on which country you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to.
    • English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are nine different ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
    • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school

Tuition Fee

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    44942 CAD/year
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  • National

    5843 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5843 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 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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