As we approach the fall term at Toronto Film School with great anticipation, we also reflect back on what has been a meaningful and engaging educational experience for students over the past several months. Although the current reality for on-campus students in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic was rather unexpected, the result continues to be an engaging learning experience that allows our students to continue to be creative and pursue their career aspirations.
For the Fall term starting October 5, 2020, Toronto Film School will continue to offer a mix of remote synchronous delivery and limited studio courses for the following programs.
Acting for Film, Television and the Theatre
The following programs will continue to be offered through remote synchronous delivery.
Video Game Design & Development
Video Game Design & Animation
Writing for Film & Television
Graphic Design & Interactive Media
Marketing for Fashion & Entertainment
Further details will be communicated to students by their program advisors. No student will be required to be at the campus, however, we assure you that we are taking measures to make our spaces as safe as possible.
Current Campus Protocols are:
Campus capacity at all reopened campuses will be reduced to 30 per cent, or less, at all times. Studio classrooms will be limited to a maximum of 10 people including faculty.
All reopened sites will be subject to an enhanced cleaning and sanitation program.
Masks will be mandatory for everyone on campus (exceptions to be authorized by Campus Operations). Security patrols will be in place to ensure people are following campus protocols.
Enhanced screening protocols at entrances will be staffed by security and operations staff, and all eligible students / staff will need to confirm that they’ve signed a health declaration assessment.
Stations equipped with hand sanitizer will be strategically placed by the entrance, common areas and classrooms.
Classes that require the use of specialty equipment or commonly shared elements, will have additional PPE stations with gloves and sanitation wipes.
Separate disposal bins will be provided for used PPE and emptied before and after each class.
Access to the campus will NOT be granted to anyone not specifically told they are able/required to be present on campus.
Eligible students will be allowed to access campus no more than 30 minutes prior to the start time of the in-class course they are registered to attend on any given day. Students must leave immediately after the end of their class.
Faculty are allowed to access campus no more than 30 minutes prior to the start time of the first course they are teaching on any given day, and must leave campus no later than 15 minutes after the last course session they teach that day.
All other staff – including reception, equipment room staff, academic leadership, and IT – will require approval from Campus Operations to access the premises.
Student lounges, meeting rooms and offices will be closed until further notice.
Washrooms will be limited to two people at a time.
At Davisville Campus, entry to the second floor will be accessed via the elevators (two people at a time), while students will be asked to exit via the stairwell.
For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Toronto Film School’s Reopening Plan here.