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Hit the ground running. Learn in-demand skills from industry pros and jumpstart a rewarding career doing what you love.
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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.
The BCA Program is offered out of Yorkville University. Level up your business and leadership skills. Qualify for a PGWP.
Learn on your terms with online diploma programs in:
Writing for Film & TV (Associate)
Graphic Design & Interactive Media
24 months through asynchronous course delivery.
On-campus programs are offered through Toronto Film School, Ontario. Online programs are offered through Toronto Film School at Yorkville University, New Brunswick.
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.
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.
Latest news and events
The Toronto Film School Blog
Explore the latest industry news, our student success stories, special events, and more.
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It’s a big decision, deciding which film school to go to. Here we’ll give you an overview of five of the country’s top film schools. To simplify your search, we’ll also hook you up with a handy cheat sheet of key things to look out for in the schools that have captured your interest. aa …
The script supervisor position is often misunderstood—it is not a job where one merely updates and distributes the script as the title implies. In fact, it’s a particularly important, even critical role for a film or TV show’s success. The script supervisor ensures that continuity errors are avoided by monitoring and reporting on various aspects …
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Toronto Film School acting students will pay tribute to a beloved late classmate when their upcoming adaptation of Luis Bunuel’s El ángel exterminador hits the stage at the Papermill Theatre. “I’m going to begin with the name of a beautiful angel: Stefany Herrera Salgado, a student actor who was taken from us only four months ago,” …
Welcome to the realm of storytellers, where the alchemy of words gives life to vivid worlds and captivating characters. Crafting a story is a journey that starts with an idea and unfolds through multiple drafts, each adding layers of depth and polish. While mastering the art of storytelling takes a lifetime, and often, but not …
For our money, the frontier where imagination meets innovation – a world where pixels come alive and stories unfold interactively – is video games. Making a video game is a journey that fuses creativity with technical prowess. It’s also a multi-billion dollar industry that overshadows film and television combined. So, if you’ve ever wanted to …
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