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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dr. Rick Davey
President, Toronto Film School

 MY FAVOURITE DAYS

My favourite days of the term happen when graduating students present their final, capstone projects. These events signal the culmination of a Toronto Film School education. More importantly, they demonstrate that Toronto Film School graduates are adept at creative and critical thinking, continuous learning and self-promotion. The projects themselves attest to the fact that program learning outcomes are practitioner-based, practical and professional, and by exhibiting what they are able to do and what they know about their industries and sectors, Toronto Film School graduates show that they are prepared to contribute to projects and organizations from their very first day on the job.

 

Another favourite day of the term is when I welcome new students to one of Toronto Film School’s three campuses. Invariably these new students are excited about their decision to pursue their career goals and to participate in Toronto Film School’s brand of application-oriented learning. At the same time, they are anxious about their success in a rigorous post-secondary program of study. I can therefore assure them that Toronto Film School faculty and staff are committed to helping them reach their career goals and to pro-actively supporting them as they progress through their programs.

 

All of these programs are career-focused and application-oriented. Program Advisory Committees provide insights and ensure curricular alignment with sectors and job requirements. Faculty members plan and deliver their courses to emphasize hands-on applications that engage and encourage students’ learning. Students apply new skills and knowledge in increasingly complex activities and projects in each of the Institute’s labs, clinics and studios—every day of the term.

MISSION

We are a school within RCC Institute of Technology. The mission of RCC Institute of Technology is to provide practitioner-oriented degree and diploma programs, leading to professional careers that are personally rewarding and contribute to the betterment of society.

HISTORY

For more than 80 years, RCC Institute of Technology has been offering high-quality, career-focused education in Ontario. Founded in 1928, RCC began as a training facility for the fast-growing radio and communications sector and quickly became known for its technology and engineering programs.

 

In 2009, RCC acquired Toronto Film School, adding programs in Film Production, Writing for Film & TV and Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre to its offerings. We were established in 2001 and have built a reputation of graduating students who go on to become successful professionals in the entertainment industry. In 2010, we reopened under the RCC family of schools in a state-of-the-art studio facility at Dundas Square in Toronto.

 

Starting January 2014, we began to offer two diploma programs in Video Game Design at the Steeles Campus. Then, in April 2014, we added three more programs to the program portfolio offered at the Davisville campus: Fashion Design, Marketing for Fashion & Entertainment and Graphic Design & Interactive Media.

OUR PEOPLE

We have a passionate, talented and dedicated community of learners, instructors and school administrators.

 

Meet our faculty, students and alumni:

 

 

Meet other members of the Toronto Film School community:            

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