International Partnerships

With the aim to elevate students’ learning experience and facilitate exchange of ideas, Toronto Film School has entered into closely curated partnerships with some of the top academic institutions from across the world. The partnership opens up opportunities such as student and faculty exchanges, visits and workshops in collaboration with the partner institutions.



Beijing Film Academy (BFA) is Asia’s largest film academy and the only one of its kind in China. Through 65 years of development, BFA has built a multidisciplinary system that embraces the entire spectrum of filmmaking, including production, teaching, creation and research for training advanced film talents. Famous Chinese directors such as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Jia Zhangke and Gu Changwei all graduated from BFA – the cradle of Chinese film professionals.


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Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) is a reputed performing arts institution based out of China, with a history spanning almost seven decades. Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, STA is one of the top art institutions for higher education in China. After years of development, STA has grown from a single discipline school into an outstanding comprehensive university for performing arts.


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