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Film Production Diploma

Start Dates: October 2014, January 2015, April 2015, July 2015
Program Duration: 18 months (6 terms)

Campuses: (Downtown Toronto) Dundas Square and (North Toronto) Steeles


Program Description

Toronto Film School’s Film Production graduates are in high demand with the Canadian industry’s explosive growth in independent film, digital filmmaking, and specialty television. The Film Production Diploma blends creative and technical skills training, to prepare graduates for careers as directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, and cameramen.

The Film Production Diploma is now offered at two locations: the downtown Toronto, Dundas Square campus and the North Toronto, Steeles campus. Film production students have the choice to complete their program at the most convenient campus.They also have the unique opportunity to collaborate with Toronto Film school students and instructors in other creative programs, including Writing for Film and Television, Acting for Film, Television and Theatre, as well as Video Game Design and Development and Video Game Design and Animation:

  • Students interested in screenwriting for film and television may prefer to study at the Dundas Square campus and collaborate with screenwriters and actors.
  • Students interested in video game design and animation may prefer to study at the Steeles campus and collaborate with video game developers and animators.

Whichever location students choose, they will have extensive opportunities to work with other students and instructors across campuses and creative disciplines.

Students explore every area of production, from storyboards to studio practices, and from writing, editing, lighting and cinematography, to audio, video formats and video production. They train with hands-on camera work and are instructed and mentored by entertainment industry experts.

At the Toronto Film School Students will...

  • Learn about TV and film history, as well as the latest in new media developments
  • Develop advanced editing, audio, cinematography, and lighting skills
  • Develop and pitch entertainment concepts
  • Create scripts and storyboards, and develop characters and dialogue
  • Build, shoot, and strike film sets and direct actors
  • Work with diverse digital video cameras and use an ARRI camera
  • Use ProTools and Adobe AfterEffects
  • Navigate domestic and international business landscapes in TV and film, including mobile, web and video on demand
  • Create and showcase a portfolio of work from development to post-production (including a short documentary, narrative film and a final project that is festival and distribution ready)
  • Learn how to fund projects and market themselves

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