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ADMISSIONS

Toronto Film School is a school within RCC Institute of Technology. The Admissions Office at RCC is dedicated to providing support in navigating the admissions process. In keeping with RCC’s core value of providing individual attention to students, prospective students going through this process can expect to receive personalized assistance.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To become a student at Toronto Film School:

 

  • You must have an Ontario secondary school diploma (grade 12) or its equivalent.
  • You may be asked to take a mature student test, if you are over 18 and not enrolling directly from secondary school
  • You must meet admission requirements for your program of choice

 

If you need more information about applying to a program or just feel like chatting about the weather, you can call us at 1-866-838-6542, message us on Facebook, or visit us in person. Or just simply fill out a request information form and an Admissions Advisor will contact you within 3 business days.

 

SELECT YOUR PROGRAM OF CHOICE

FILM PRODUCTION

So you want to be a filmmaker? We want to hear your thoughts about film and storytelling. Please submit two short assignments:

 

  • 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. We’re interested in seeing your level of awareness for what makes a film work (or not). Please note, movie critiques will not be returned.
  • 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.

ACTING FOR FILM, TV & THE THEATRE

You’re up for your first audition! Our live auditions are held at the Dundas Campus:

10 Dundas St. E Floor 7

Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

 

Audition Requirements

  • A brief interview with the coordinators/faculty
  • A 1-2 minute monologue from a play/movie
  • You will be asked to cold read a script
  • A photograph of yourself
  • An acting resume if available OR a paragraph on why you want to be an actor

 

If you can’t make it to your live audition, we will accept applications in the following format:

  • A 1-page essay on “what inspired you to be an actor”
  • A video submission that includes:
    • 1-2 minutes explaining why you want to be an actor
    • 1-2 minutes of a monologue from a play/movie
      • You can submit the videos by uploading them to YouTube/Vimeo link and emailing it to us or mail a DVD
  • Please email a picture of yourself

 

Video Submission Criteria

  • Ensure you are front lit rather than back lit
  • Make sure the volume is up
  • Camera should be 8-10 feet away from you
  • Email a YouTube/Vimeo or mail a DVD

Anyone submitting a video must come from outside the Greater Toronto Area (this more or less means beyond 150-200 km).

 

Scheduling

Please schedule your audition with your Admissions Advisor. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your audition.


WRITING FOR FILM & TV

We want to read your work! Submit a portfolio of at least two creative writing pieces, including any of the following:

 

  • Short stories (no more than two pages)
  • Opinion articles (no more than two pages)
  • Journal entries (no more than two pages)
  • Short film/sketch scripts (no more than five pages)

 

Although it isn’t required, we encourage you to submit more than two portfolio samples or to supplement your portfolio with any other relevant writing samples. Please note, submitted material will not be returned.


FASHION DESIGN

We want to hear about your thoughts on the fashion industry! Submit a short essay (300–500 words), explaining who is your favourite designer and why. We’ll be looking for your insights about the designer and your overall understanding about the fashion industry, including various elements of the designer’s work, as well as any magazine and/or online references that add substance to your perspective. Please note, essays will not be returned.


MARKETING FOR FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT

We want to hear about your thoughts on the fashion industry! Submit a short essay (300–500 words), explaining who is your favourite celebrity stylist or magazine editor and why. We’ll be looking for your overall understanding about the fashion industry and your insights about the stylist or editor, including aspects of the fashion or entertainment industry that interest you and your career goals. Don’t forget to include any magazine and/or online references that add substance to your perspective. Please note, essays will not be returned.


INTERIOR DECORATING

Starting your career in Interior Decorating is as simple as submitting a short essay.

We want to hear your thoughts on the interior decorating industry! Please submit a statement of interest (300–500 words) explaining why you are interested in a career in the Interior Decorating industry, including aspects of the Interior Decorating industry that interest you and your career goals. We’ll be looking for your passion about Interior Decorating, as well as any of your related hobbies, part-time jobs, and/or coursework. Please note, essays will not be returned.

In the essay, applicants may also identify a particular aspect of the interior decorating industry that interests them and/or state specific career goals and reasons for their goals. Applicants should present their statement of interest in a professional manner, paying attention to spelling, grammar and format.

Note: Essays will not be returned.


VIDEO GAME DESIGN & ANIMATION

  • When submitting your transcripts, please make sure that you have successfully completed a Grade 11 visual arts course (Courses in Grade 11 Computers/Digital Media are also recommended, but not required).
  • We want to hear your thoughts on the gaming industry! Submit a short essay (300–500 words) outlining your personal and career goals in video games. We’ll be looking for your overall understanding of the video game industry and how you envision yourself building a gaming career. We encourage you to include major Canadian video game production companies, various skill sets of a design and development team, your ideal entry-level position after graduating, and growth trends in industry careers. Please note, your short essay will not be returned.

VIDEO GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

  • When submitting your transcripts, please make sure that you have successfully completed a Grade 11 math course. Alternatively, you can complete a Math Camp course to become prepared for entry into the program (Grade 11 Physics and Computers/Digital Media are also recommended, but not required).
  • We want to hear your thoughts on the gaming industry! Submit a short essay (300–500 words) outlining your personal and career goals in video games. We’ll be looking for your overall understanding of the video game industry and how you envision yourself building a gaming career. We encourage you to include such details about the industry as: Canadian video game production companies, skill sets of design and development teams, your ideal entry-level position after graduating, and growth trends in industry careers. Please note, your short essay will not be returned.

GRAPHIC DESIGN & INTERACTIVE MEDIA

We want to hear your thoughts on the graphic design industry! Please submit a short essay (300–500 words) explaining why you are interested in a career in the graphic design industry, including aspects of the graphic design industry that interest you and your career goals. We’ll be looking for your passion about graphic design, as well as any of your related hobbies, part-time jobs, and/or coursework. Please note, essays will not be returned.