Your creative career
Hit the ground running. Learn in-demand skills from industry pros and jumpstart a rewarding career doing what you love.
Choose Your Program & Build a Killer Portfolio
From rookie to pro in 12–18 months. Graduate job ready, with a professional portfolio and a solid industry network.
Our Diploma Programs
Learn from real filmmakers. Shoot your films in our studios with Hollywood-standard equipment.
Turn your creative ideas into screenplays ready for production.
Master powerful acting techniques. Qualify for your first ACTRA credit.
Become a pro at visual communication.
Build worlds and bring characters to life.
Ace the game creation process from concept to production.
Level up your business and leadership skills. Qualify for a PGWP.
Advance your English quickly. Learn what it’s like to be part of our creative community.
Proofs and Stats
Why a Career in Film and TV?
Creative careers in Canada are the next big thing. Get in on it.
Canada’s Movie, TV and Video Production Industry
in screen production revenue expected in 2023.
market growth in 2022.
in Toronto studio space projected by 2025.
Canada’s Video Game Industry
video game companies operate here.
in revenue generated in 2021.
Growth since 2019.
Canada’s Graphic Design Industry
earned in revenue in 2022.
graphic designers and illustrators employed in Ontario
Sources: IBISWorld, City of Toronto, ESAC and Government of Canada
The TFS Difference
We Put the “IN” in Industry
Join us on the other side. Learn the inner workings of the trade from masters of the craft. Work on real-world projects. Build your own network of pros. And graduate confident, ready to score that dream job.
We’re recognized as a top film school in Canada and abroad. And rightfully so. Just ask QS World University Rankings, CourseCompare, Casting Workbook, MovieMaker, Applyboard and more.
Working, Active Faculty
Here to train you is the cream of the crop of experts in your area of study. Learn from those who are doing it.
Best of the Best
Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Andrew Barnsley brings over two decades of experience to his role as president of Toronto Film School. He’s executive produced hits like Schitt’s Creek, Son of a Critch, and The Kids in the Hall.
This is a boots on the ground type of school. Our programs have been designed to prepare you for the realities of working in the creative field. No sugarcoating.
Program advisory committees, business partnerships, our work placement program and other special initiatives will ensure you gain valuable industry exposure.
Inner Circle Club
Beyond your program’s curriculum, you’ll become part of the Inner Circle Club. A flagship initiative where an industry ace becomes the school’s expert-in-residence every term. Insights, tips, strategies, techniques and more are shared exclusively with the TFS community.
Your success in the real world is our difference. Become versed in the best strategies for finding work in businesses related to your career aspirations. Receive strategic advice for job interviewing, crafting a resume, and networking.
Latest news and events
The Toronto Film School Blog
Explore the latest industry news, our student success stories, special events, and more.
Video game adaptations have been notoriously hit or miss. For execs, taking a smash-hit videogame with an already massive following and turning it into a film or show seems like a no-brainer. And given the visual nature of games, you’d also expect them to translate quite seamlessly to the big (or small) screen. Yet, the …
If you’re reading this blog post, it’s likely you’ve long considered acting to be your calling. But there’s also a decent chance your dreams have been met with consistent criticisms about how hard it is to “make it” in the entertainment industry. Of course, launching a career as an actor is not easy. But it …
The Fabelmans is not the movie I thought it would be. From the trailer I expected a sweet and inspiring Disney-esque story about young Sammy Fabelman fulfilling his dream of becoming a filmmaker. But there’s so much more to this coming-of-age film from Steven Spielberg: Sammy experiences racism, young love, heartbreak and family conflict, all …
Making sense of the many positions on a film set can be challenging, especially when there are titles as whimsical and opaque as “Best Boy.” Chances are you’re reading this blog post because – more than other positions – the job title of “Best Boy” has you feeling a little perplexed. Perhaps you’re a Production …
Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic tales of redemption, salvation, forgiveness and acceptance will get a fresh spin when Toronto Film School’s adaption of The Canterbury Tales takes to the stage at 918 Bathurst Centre this month. Conceived, adapted and directed by Jonathan Whittaker, The Tales of Canterbury spans themes that are still very much relevant in 2023, …
Toronto Film School students will tackle William Shakespeare’s greatest work when their upcoming production of Hamlet takes to the virtual stage. Directed by Aaron Willis, the 75-minute tragedy follows Prince Hamlet of Denmark, as he attempts to exact revenge against his murderous uncle, Claudius, who killed his father to seize the throne and marry Hamlet’s …
Toronto Film School’s latest stage production weaves some lesser-known fairy tales together into a commentary on the power of storytelling and its ability to teach enduring lessons about life and love. Directed by Tanya Rintoul and starring her fifth-term Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre students, The Secret in the Wings follows a child …
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