British Columbia


Ontario Film Schools



Algonquin College;


1385 Woodroffe Ave.,

Nepean, ON

K2G 1V8

(613) 727~4723

Broadcast Television:

2 Years
Diploma Program
Woodroffe Campus
This two-year diploma program provides students with formal training to become leaders in the communications industry. All aspects of the television and teleproduction industries are covered with the common focus to make graduates job-ready. Equal importance is given to the creative production elements and to the technical quality in operations. The program follows a hands-on approach to learning, stressing the importance of teamwork. Students must achieve passing grades in all core subjects to be promoted from one level to the next. They are required to complete projects outside of class hours, and may be "working" evenings and/or weekends. Students should be self-starters who have a willingness and ability to work as part of a team. Some program courses require physical ability such as camera transportation and lighting.


Interactive Multimedia Developer:
2 Years
Diploma Program

Woodroffe Campus

The program is designed to prepare students for a career as an Interactive Multimedia Developer in web and CD-ROM/DVD-ROM development. The demand for multimedia comes from a variety of industries including advertising, publishing, education, medical, legal, government, manufacturing, entertainment, and consumer products. Today many businesses and organizations want to communicate information through the Internet, CD-ROM / DVD-ROM, kiosks, computer displays, and other digital equipment. Strong emphasis is placed on developing the hands-on component, which is offered through courses in web development, digital imaging, authoring, animation and project management. The program covers the main elements of multimedia planning and development and equal importance is given to the creative and technical aspects. Students complete individual and team-based multimedia projects

3 Years
Advanced Diploma Program
Woodroffe Campus
This three-year program provides students with training in both traditional and digital animation. Following a common first year of studies, students have the option of pursuing either traditional or digital animation. They learn the skills necessary to work effectively as animators in a variety of settings. Graduates acquire the skills necessary to work independently, collaboratively, and in studio settings.

Registrar's Office,

Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario

K2G 1V8

Telephone Service
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All inquiries
727-0002 or 1-800-565-GRAD

TTY (613) 727-7766

Fax 24 hours/day at (613) 727-7754


Brock University;


500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2S 3A1
(905) 688-5550

As of July 1st, 1999, the Department of Film Studies, Dramatic and Visual Arts has separated into two departments, under two different faculties.

The Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film can be found at http://www.brocku.ca/cpcf and the Department of Fine Arts can be found at http://www.brocku.ca/finearts.

The Film Studies Program at Brock University is comprised of a sequence of critical and historical courses which examines a variety of approaches to film. The courses explore the nature of film language and develop an analytical perspective on film as both an art and a medium. There is opportunity to engage in film and video production in upper year courses.

Introduction to Film Studies, National Cinema, Popular Cinema, Critical Theory and Practical, Canadian Cinema, Canadian Popular Culture, Authorship in Cinema, Introduction to Popular Culture, Film Theory, Issues in Popular Culture, Screen Education, Basic Production: Film, Basic Production: Video, Documentary Film, Film History, Screened Women, Cultural Theory.

Honours: Thesis / Independent Research Tutorial/ Directed Reading. The Department offers a full pass and Honours B.A. in film.

Film Studies Program

(905) 688-5550, Ext. 3214


Canadian Screen Training Centre - Reseau D'Ateliers Cinematographiques Canadiens;


61A York St.,

Ottawa, ON

K1N 5T2

(613) 789-4720

Fax: (613) 789-4724

(800) 742-6016

E-mail: info@cstc.ca

Courses held in screenwriting, directing, producing, acting and multimedia year-round.

The Canadian Screen Training Centre (CSTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality training opportunities in the film and television industry. Founded in 1981, the CSTC has since trained more than 4,000 people with hundreds currently employed within the industry.

Canadian Screen Training Centre
61A York Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 5T2
Telephone: 613-789-4720 or 1-800-742-6016

For general information

Contact our Executive Director, Max Berdowski


Carleton University;


Main Office
423 St. Patrick's Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1S 5B6
Telephone : (613) 520-3993
Fax : (613) 520-3575

Film Studies at Carleton The Film Studies program offered by the School for Studies in Art and Culture is one of the largest and one of the most respected of its kind in Canada. Its distinctiveness is founded on a wide range of attributes. Its curriculum introduces students to a variety of approaches to the moving image, from feature films to television and new interactive technologies.

Over their 3 or 4 year BA programs, students acquire specialized knowledge concerning theory, historiography, various national cinemas (including Canadian, American, British, French, Latin American), the main currents within film making since its beginnings (styles, artistic movements, political agendas) and the works of some of the world's most influential filmmakers.

Along with this specialized knowledge, Film Studies addresses broader questions having to do with the analysis of culture, society, and industry. As such, Film Studies sees itself in agreement with the interdisciplinary ideals promoted by the School for Studies in Art and Culture.

Film Studies in Ottawa

The program takes full advantage of its location in Ottawa and its national institutions which offer opportunities for practica and access to research materials unparalleled in Canada.

Links with such institutions as the Moving Image and Sound Archives of the National Archives of Canada, the Canadian Film Institute, The Ottawa International Animation Festival, The Ottawa International Silent and Early Sound Film Festival, IFCO and SAW Video Co-op enhance the program’s academic and cultural profile locally, nationally and internationally.


Confederation College;


Welcome to ConFlix ...
Our 2-year program focuses on hands-on training, ensuring students become competent in all aspects of film production; including photography, camera operation, sound mixing, lighting, studio production, editing and script writing.

Students start shooting their own 16mm films right in the first semester! With Mac G5 non-linear editing equipment, an array of lighting equipment, dollies, sound recorders, industry-standard 16mm film cameras, darkrooms, and a full television production studio at your disposal, imagination is the limit.

As well as having directed up to 5 films up on completion of the program, you'll have worked as crew on at least 12 other productions. Each graduating student brings to the job market a complete "Reel" of their accomplishments and experience in a student placement at a business of their choosing. That’s in addition to having learned 3D graphics, film history, art history, writing techniques and the history of music.

Small classes ensure direct contact with our highly qualified, highly committed and field-experienced teaching staff. If you’re interested in this program apply early (before February 1st).

P.O. Box 398
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7C 4W1
FAX: 807.475.4846
PHONE: 807.473.3817

Confederation College;


Picture this!! You are a videographer! A video editor! A broadcast journalist! How about a script or commercial writer? Or maybe you're the director or producer type! These are just a few of the career opportunities that may be yours as a graduate of the Broadcasting:Television Program at Confederation College. Television is a highly creative but demanding career option. If you are self-disciplined and have good time management skills, as well as a bent for the creative and a passion for television production, then this could be for you. Let us tell you a little bit about us and hopefully answer some of your questions. We have been leaders in Television training in Canada since 1968 and by the looks of our graduates, we know that we are doing something right! Students come from Europe, Asia and all parts of Canada to study with us. Maybe you will too.

In this area of our site you will find an outline of our curriculum, a self quiz to test your television aptitude, testimonials from some of our graduates, information about recent student awards and links to other possible sites of interest. As well, from the Confederation College Home Page, you can get all the information that you need about Thunder Bay (a beautiful city on the shores of the largest fresh water lake in the world) and the College campus, facilities and services.

Our modern Media complex boasts the latest technology. Our students work in a number of video formats including Hi 8,  DVC Pro and Betacam and edit in a non-linear environment that includes Final Cut Pro, Imix Video cube and Media 100.

Whether you want to be in front of the camera as a news anchor or reporter, or behind the scenes as a writer, producer/ director, videographer, editor or other operations personnel, we can give you the basic skills to help you on your way. Our Program includes an intensive Internship in the fourth semester that often lands our students their first industry job.


Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology;


Film and Television Production
Advanced Diploma
School of Media Studies and Information Technology

The Film and Television Production program at Humber will give you the skills and knowledge required to launch a career in film or television. Throughout the three years of the program, students complete film and video projects and learn to work as part of a production team. There is a strong commitment to postproduction, and students gain practical experience on a variety of video and audio workstations.

The curriculum includes individual and multidisciplinary assignments geared to developing both creative and technical proficiency. Large studios and modern production equipment support these goals and provide students with the tools necessary to produce high quality work. A comprehensive and balanced approach to study includes opportunities to produce, write, direct, shoot and edit on numerous projects. In addition, business marketing skills and field placement are integrated into the third year of the program. For further information visit mediastudies.humber.ca or call 416.675.6622 ext. 4489.


International Academy of Design;


31 Wellesley St. E.
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1G7
(416) 922-3666
Fax: (416) 922-7504

Full-time courses (nine-month programs) as follows:
• Digital Video Editing - Avid MCXpress.
• Digital Media Design - Web Page design, Interactive CD-ROM and KlOSKs
• Computer Graphics - QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs providing students with the full capabilities of Computer Graphics Design.
• Computer Animation - using SGI systems with SoftImage and Alias as the software packages of choice.
• Computer Aided Drawing and Design (CADD - using AutoCAD release 14 as the software package of choice (a one-year program).

Corporate Training: Intensive courses offered specifically to corporations. Three- or five-day courses in software package(s) of choice. Also specifically tailored courses to suit you and your company's needs.


McMaster University;


School of Art, Drama & Music
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4M2
(905) 525-9140 Ext. 27671
Fax: (905) 527-6793

Courses on the following topics are available for credit in Drama and Art History:

Genre Studies; The Art of Film American Cinema; National Cinemas (French, Japanese, Soviet and East European, etc.);

Literature and Film (also available for credit in English and Comparative Literature).


Niagara College Canada School of Media & Design;


P.O. Box 1005
300 Woodlawn Rd.
Welland, ON
L3B 5S2
(905) 735-2211
Fax: (905) 735-7987

Start in September at the Welland Campus. Our facilities include digital audio and video editing equipment. TV studios and mobile van provide well-rounded training. CRNC, the campus radio station, is staffed by our students and broadcasts daily.

Radio, television and film offer exciting and dynamic fields and the future holds endless opportunities as both the technology and art evolve and develop. With the increasing number of specialty television channels, there is a growing demand for qualified personnel. Production of programming is at an all-time high in Canada.


Queen's University;


Department of Film Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario,
K7L 3N6
Telephone: +1 (613) 533-2178
E-mail: film@post.queensu.ca

Programs in Film Studies

The Department focuses on the history, theory, and criticism of film and television and offers training in the production of 16mm film, video and multimedia. Through the study of film and television, we address related issues, such as ideology and power, communication, aesthetics, advertising and consumption, economics, and spectatorship. We examine other forms of cultural expression-- literature, painting, music, architecture--as they impact on film and television, and we examine the role of cultural industries and institutions in relation to film.

Film & Video Production Facilities
160 Stuart St. Kingston,
ON K7L 3N6
(613) 545-2178

Students in the first-year film course (FILM 110) at Queen's do a video production exercise in groups as part of that course. More intensive production work starts at the second year level for students doing a concentration in Film Studies. Shooting in the second year Fundamentals of Production course (FILM 250) is done on DV digital tape using Canon cameras, and editing is done on two Power Macintosh G3 computers.

In its four-year B.A. (Honours) degree program and three-year B.A. degree program, the Department of Film Studies provides an integrated approach to film criticism, history, and production. A comprehensive range of courses at various levels of instruction makes possible the close study of film as an, entertainment and communication and develops a practical ability to work with the medium for expressive and communicative purposes. The fourth year of study also offers the possibility of independent study and research and of filmmaking. The Department's resources include excellent production facilities, a major film archive collection and close links with a professional repertory cinema.


Ryerson Polytechnic University;


350 Victoria St.,
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2K3
416 979-5000

Film Studies, Still Photography, The New Media

The comprehensive and rigorous curriculum will allow you to move confidently between all visual disciplines. After a common first year of study, you'll specialize in either Film Studies, Still Photography, or The New Media.

In the Film Studies option, you'll become a flexible, quick thinking, highly adaptable film and video maker. You'll learn to take advantage of many different artistic and commercial challenges while working effectively in a wide variety of circumstances.

You'll undertake film and video exercises that will illustrate the aesthetic concepts and principles being studied in the classroom. In your final year, you'll be required to produce a film or video for which you are personally responsible. You may choose to take a creative or craft leadership position on a number of your colleagues' projects.


Sheridan College;


1430 Trafalgar Rd
Oakville, ON
L6H 2L1
(905) 845-9430, Ext. 2738

It is with great pleasure that Sheridan introduces our new post-graduate program in Advanced Television and Film. This unique program is the result of several years of consultation and development, including substantial and invaluable industry input.

When we started, our goal was clear: to build a program that closes the gap between what a leading educational institution like Sheridan can offer, and what the film and television industry truly needs.

I believe that the Advanced Television and Film Program, with its unique modular structure, tie-ins to industry certification and emphasis on direct production experience (including 35mm cinematography and the emerging field of HDTV) exceeds that goal. In years to come, I look forward to learning that your success, satisfaction and new work opportunities were the results of our original goal.

Vladimir Kabelik
Program Coordinator

Advanced TV and film;

Students will have an opportunity to produce film or television projects working in Super16, 35mm and digital TV formats. Consulting with leading industry professionals, they will also participate in research activities and test their new skills through individually designed and supervised apprenticeships in the Canadian film and television industry.

The program is an excellent choice not only for recent postsecondary graduates, but also for industry practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills and expand upon their work experiences.


Toronto Film College;


The Film Arts & Production Diploma Program combines the practical experience of learning how to shoot film and how to edit audio and visual elements, with the artistry that is film making. There are many different ways to create film including television medias, music videos, short films, documentaries, and the feature film. This is an intensive program that will give students an opportunity to learn about all these creative venues and more. At the end of the program each student will have a demo DVD of their works. Program Length:  4 terms, each 7 weeks long, followed by an internship.
To complete the program the student must complete the following 8 courses in the progression shown and two workshops. The specific workshops are the students choosing and may be completed anytime during the whole program. Extra workshops may be attended for an additional fee.

36 Eglinton Ave. West, 7/F
Toronto, ON Canada
M4R 1A1

Phone: (001) 416-484-1577
Fax:     (001) 416-484-1567
Toll Free: 1-800-568-8090
Email: tfc@torontofilmcollege.ca


Toronto Film School;


The Toronto Film School (TFS)

The Toronto Film School (TFS) offers accelerated diploma programs to exciting careers in film, television, theatre, fashion, graphic design, interior decorating and video game design. Since 2001, students at TFS have enjoyed a high-energy, hands-on and creative learning environment, mentored by faculty who are highly successful working professionals in their field.

Advantages of studying at the Toronto Film School:

·      Small class sizes with an average of 20 students or less per class

·      Strong focus on hands-on training in state-of-the-art studio environments

·      Dedicated faculty of accomplished working professionals who bring real-world experience into their lessons

·      TFS provides students access to Industry events allowing them to build their professional networks while still in school

Why TFS?

What sets the Toronto Film School apart is that right from the start, students begin the transformative process of turning raw energy and creativity into the practical skills demanded by a competitive marketplace.
Students will be acting, filming, editing, designing and writing in a high-energy collaborative environment, preparing for their careers– with the guidance of supportive faculty, who understand what it takes for success in the entertainment industry.
TFS offers the following diploma programs:

·      Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre

·      Film Production

·      Writing for Film & TV

·      Interior Decorating

·      Video Game Design & Animation

·      Video Game Design & Development  

·      Fashion Design

·      Marketing for Fashion & Entertainment

·      Graphic Design & Interactive Media

Go Further

Toronto Film School graduates can take their education further due to our articulation agreement with Yorkville University. This partnership allows many of our diploma graduates to transfer credits towards Yorkville University's Bachelor of Business Administration and complete the degree online in as few as 2.5 years while working.

10 Dundas Street E.
Suite 704
Toronto, ON, M5B 2G9

Tel: 647 288-8496
Fax: 647 644-1903


Trebas institute;


Trebas Institute
2340 Dundas Street West, 2nd Floor
Toronto (Ontario) M6P 4A9

Telephone: (416) 966-3066
Fax: (416) 966-0030

Roy Rintoul (Director)

Film & Television Production and Post-Production

Next Start Dates:
Fall, Winter, Spring
48 weeks; Full Time


The Trebas Film & Television Production program has become one of the most respected in the industry, at the same time that Toronto has become a major centre for film & television production in North America. The timing could not be better to begin a successful career in film at Trebas Institute.


Term One
Students are introduced to scriptwriting, directing, digital cinematography and working with actors. They learn the basics of sound and sound location recording. Students also produce a 30-second television commercial.

Term Two
Students continue their studies in scriptwriting and directing. They learn the history of film & television. Students produce and shoot a variety of short projects, which may include a music video, a documentary, or a short film.

Term Three
Students study advanced directing theory. They apply their skills to a major production project, including picture and sound editing of their material. Students will have an in-depth look at financing, distribution and marketing. Upon completion of the program, students will have accumulated a full demo-reel of work.


University of Toronto;


(Innis College)
2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, ON
M5S 1J5
(416) 978-5809 /7271

The Cinema Studies Programs at the University of Toronto treats film primarily as a unique and powerful twentieth century art with its own traditions, history, conventions and techniques. Films/motion pictures/movies are the subject of study. Classified among the humanities programs of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Cinema Studies embraces, in broadest terms, the study of film analysis, film history, and film theory. Students in the programs learn how to understand, to analyze, to discuss, to explain film in a way that is analogous to the skills acquired in reading literature or discussing painting in a university English course or Fine Art History course, respectively. Methods of research particular to the study of film are acquired along with the special vocabulary for scholarly discourse on the cinema.

Core Courses: Three fundamental courses in each of Film Analysis, Film History and Film Theory. The courses are compulsory in certain Cinema Studies programs. They are geared to provide basic coverage.

The Cinema Studies Program offers undergraduate specialist, major and minor programs with 40 courses in film history, theory and criticism through the Faculty of Arts and Science. There are no courses in practical film production. Students include their Cinema Studies Program within either a 20-course (Honours) B.A. degree program or a 15-course B.A. degree program..


University of Waterloo;


Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1
(519) 885- 1211, Ext. 3709 / 2442
Fax: (519) 746-4982

Film Studies Program offered by the Fine Arts Department;.
B.A. Honours (4-year), B.A. General (4- and 3- year); also Minor & Joint Honours in Film Studies. Courses: History of Film, Film & TV Theory/Criticism, French, East European, Italian Film, Science Fiction Cinema, Religion and Film, special topics in Film.


University of Western Ontario;


English Dept.
Undergraduate Studies
University College, Rm.182
London, ON
N6A 3K7
(519) 679-2111 ext. 5796

Area of concentration in film and combined honours in film and another subject. Courses: Introduction to Film, American Film, Film Comedy/Film Genre, Canadian Film, World Cinema, Representation of Gender, Film Aesthetics, Film Theory, Advanced Film Theory, Avant-Garde Cinema, Documentary Cinema Film Directors/Auteurs: Special Topics, Special Topics, Canadian Cinema: Special Topics, Contemporary Film, National Cinemas: Special Topics, Seminar in Film


University of Windsor;


Windsor, ON
N9B 3P4
(519) 253-4232 ext. 2897

Communication Studies: Bachelor of Arts Honours Communication Studies. Study of the role and function of communications systems (including film) in society, and specialized courses in film, radio and TV production, film history, criticism and theory.


Wilfrid Laurier University;


75 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON
N2L 3C5
Tel: (519) 884-1970 or (519) 884-0710

Laurier’s Film Studies program is considered one of the top film programs in Canada. New for 2016 is our partnership with the Vancouver Film School, which provides students a pathway to combine their academic study of film with hands-on training in film production, writing, or acting.

Students will also have the opportunity to add our Film Production Option to their degree. This new option is designed for students who seek to combine a foundational knowledge of Film Studies with a practical understanding of the techniques of video and film production — from script to screen — to prepare for careers in film, TV, or web series production or advertising and journalism. The option includes courses in film practice (e.g., Intro to Video Editing) and on the film industry (e.g., Business of Film, Screenwriting).

Visual media plays a prominent role in our experience of the world today and our Film Studies Program addresses that experience. Our courses equip you with an understanding of the history of film, the key methods of critical analysis and film theory, the relationship of film style to its social and industrial contexts, and the variety of film genres and national cinemas.

With three wide-ranging introductory courses (narrative, image, genre), you’ll have a choice of entry into the field of film studies in your first year. For upper-year students, we offer courses on film genres (westerns, noir, musicals), theory (gender, mass media, contemporary), film history, national cinemas (Bollywood, American, Italian, East Asian), and other exciting topics (animation, auteurs, youth culture). Our range of courses makes Film Studies at Laurier an engaging, richly diverse program both in Canada and internationally.

Contact: Dr. Katherine Spring, kspring@wlu.ca, tel. 519-884-0710, ext. 4149.


York University;


Department of Film & Video
224 Centre for Film and Theatre
4700 Keele St.
North York (Toronto), ON
M3J 1 P3
(416) 736-5149
Fax: (416) 736-5710

Fine Arts
(416) 736-5135
Fax: (416) 736-5447
E-mail: finearts@yorku.ca


York University's Department of Film & Video gives students the opportunity to pursue practical training balanced with in-depth academic studies in the quintessential 20th-century art form. At all levels of the curriculum, courses in the creative crafts of cinematography, editing and sound, including state-of-the-art digital techniques, are offered alongside studies in the concepts and practices of screenwriting, directing and producing. Complementing these studio skills is a full roster of courses in the history, theory and criticism of the media, including studies in Canadian, international, documentary, and alternative cinema.


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