British Columbia


Quebec Film Schools



Concordia University;


Faculty of Fine Arts
Department of Cinema
1455 ouest de Maisonneuve
Montreal, QC
H3G 1 M8
(514) 848-4666

Welcome to the Mel Hoppenheim School of CInema.

The purpose of this website is to provide general information about the programmes and courses in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University. The information here is stated less formally than that in the University Undergraduate and Graduate Calendars. It is recommended that this information be used in conjunction with the University Calendars and supplemented with academic advising at the School level. However, students should be aware that the Calendars contain the formal statement of regulations, course descriptions and programmes.

Cinema is composed of three areas:

FILM ANIMATION; http://cinema.concordia.ca/animation.html

FILM PRODUCTION; http://cinema.concordia.ca/production.html

FILM STUDIES; http://cinema.concordia.ca/studies.html

One factor which distinguishes the School's programmes from many others in cinema is that Concordia's are offered through the Faculty of Fine Arts; thus each programme approaches the subject matter first as a means of artistic and cultural expression. Consequently, a central aim of these programmes is to prepare students to become filmmakers, film animators or film historians/critics/theorists who have a two-fold awareness: one aspect involves the artistic and cultural potential of their medium; the others, its history and traditions.


Trebas Institute;


Trebas Institute
550, Sherbrooke Street West, 6th floor, East Tower
Montreal (Quebec) H3A 1B9

Telephone: (514) 845-4141
Fax: (514) 845-2581

Martin Morissette, (Director of Studies)

Film & Television Production
NWY.1F (A.E.C.)

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


The Trebas Film & Television Production program has become one of the most respected in the industry, at the same time that Montreal 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 screenwriting, sound recording, digital camera operation and lighting techniques. Students also write their own short script and acquire the technical language of the film & television industries.

Term Two
Using the film & video production techniques they have acquired, students shoot their short videos. They learn sound and picture editing as well as the means of communication through various medias (from traditional to new media).

Term Three
Students apply post-production techniques to the videos they produced during the second term. They are taught how to operate a 16mm film camera, as well as lighting techniques. Students study the history of cinema & television. They learn live television production techniques, including the operation of a live television control room and studio.

Term Four
Students produce a live television segment and a 16mm short film. They study the semiology of image and sound. Students learn about the financing, distribution and promotion of film, television, and other new media projects.


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