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Enjoy small class sizes and exclusive networking opportunities. Graduate with the skills employers are seeking in today’s creative professionals.
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.
Our Pathway Programs
On-campus programs are offered through Toronto Film School, Ontario. Online programs are offered through Toronto Film School at Yorkville University, New Brunswick.
Our ONLINE Diploma programs
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.
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 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.
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The Toronto Film School Blog
Explore the latest industry news, our student success stories, special events, and more.
2023 was a standout year for Canadian cinema. “Blackberry” emerged as one of the year’s most buzzed-about biopics. Sarah Polley won an Oscar for “Women Talking” and screenwriter/playwright Celine Song made her directorial debut with “Past Lives”—a tender, textured romance that blazed through the festival circuit and is now nominated for Best Picture at the …Read more
More creatives are producing incredible video games coast to coast than ever before. From 2017 to 2021, we’ve seen a whopping 80% increase in game studios in Canada. And yet, many gamers don’t know that talented Canadians crafted some of their favourite experiences on consoles and PC. Tunic, Sea of Stars, and Dead Space Remake …
Every February, people across Canada celebrate Black History Month, honouring the histories, successes, sacrifices and triumphs of the members of our Black communities in this country. Here at Toronto Film School, we are very proud of all the achievements of our Black students and alumni – stories that are often shared as standalone stories on …
Choosing between a diploma and a degree program can be a big decision, especially if you’re trying to map out a career plan. There are significant differences between a diploma and a degree. A college typically provides diplomas, whereas a university offers degrees. In some cases, a college will provide a degree program, or a …
A new year is upon us, which means new shows, new seasons, renewed subscriptions and of course, more great Canadian stories. And if you’re anything like us, you’ve just finished off the final episodes on your 2023 watchlists and are already seeking out fresh content to fill your downtime in 2024. But of course, thanks …
At Toronto Film School, we never cease to be amazed by the accomplishments of our awesome alumni, students and faculty, who are out pursuing their dreams in the creative industries – be it landing their dream jobs, winning awards, celebrating their latest project’s Netflix release, or having their films selected to screen at prestigious film …
Chekhov’s Gun is a narrative principle where an element introduced into a story first seems unimportant but will later take on great significance. The principle postulates that any seemingly unimportant element introduced into a story—an object, a character trait, a backstory, an allergy—should later have relevance. Many writers use Chekhov’s Gun as a guiding …
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