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Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) Degree

The BCA Program is offered out of Yorkville University

New Term Starts Soon

Apply now to secure your spot. We keep classes small and focused with four intakes a year.
Next Start Date:
10 / 04 / 2023
18 months

Program Description

Through Yorkville University, you will learn the practical and business skills needed for a leadership career in the creative arts.

This degree can be obtained in as few as 15 months* on campus in Toronto. With this degree, you will be eligible to apply to Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program.


*With full course load, year-round study and approved transfer credits. Please consult an admissions advisor for more information.

Career Outcomes

Production Executive


Studio Head

Casting Director

Talent Agent

Executive Producer


Development Executive

Creative Director

Tuition Fees

*Fees are approximate, and based on students who have completed a recognized 6-term (or equivalent) creative arts college or university program. Tuition Fees do not include books, expendable supplies, equipment and resources. Tuition fees are subject to change.

The tuition fees for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) degree program are as follows:

Canadian or Permanent Residence Students:

$27,000* (Bursaries of $7,500 may be available)

International Students:

$40,500* (Bursaries of $24,375 may be available)


Pathway Steps

Our 7 Step Admissions Process


Complete Yorkville University’s online application form.


Pay the application fee of $75.


Provide official transcripts for all post-secondary education and professional training.


Provide a letter of intent with a sample of writing that helps prove your ability to succeed in university studies.


Provide a resume that demonstrates the BCA’s ability to build on your previous post-secondary study. 


Submit your choice of a portfolio, publications, reviews, and/or employer references (for those applying with only a 4-term diploma and additional experience). 


Send proof of English-language proficiency (international students only)

BCA Courses

Core Courses

Creative Arts in Cultural Context

Creative Arts in Ethical and Legal Context

Research Methods for the Creative Arts

Managing Talent and Arts Administration

Creative Arts in Political and Public Policy Context

Managing Projects in the Creative Arts

Financial Leadership for the Creative Arts

Criticism – Methods of Evaluating and Assessing Creative Activity

Entrepreneurship and the Creative Arts

Global Perspectives on the Creative Art

Graduating Project 1

Graduating Project 2

General Courses

Western Art – Prehistoric to Gothic

Western Art – Renaissance to Contemporary

Principles of Art and Design

Art Industries in Canada – an introduction and Overview

Perspectives on Indigenous Arts*

Cross Cultural Communication

Creativity and Innovation*

Research and Composition

Professional Communication

Communications for the Creative Arts*

University Studies

Qualitative Research Methods for Social Science

The Workplace in Fiction

Human Geography

The History of Sport

Introduction to Beauty

World Religions: A Comparative Study

Philosophical Thought and Leisure

Psychology of Everyday Life

Contemporary Topics in Social Psychology

The Psychology of Creativity*

Global Issues in Sociology

Sociology and Culture

Topics in Technology and Society

Topics in Power and Society

Smart And Sustainable Cities

Design Thinking

* indicates required + 4 of your choice


Are you in?

If you have any questions about Toronto Film School’s diploma programs, Yorkville University’s BCA program, or next steps—get in touch with an admission advisor today. Or, start your application now to secure your spot in the program.

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disclaimer for international students

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) policy  (available here) states that you ARE eligible to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program IF you graduated from a:


  • – Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law (for example: bachelor, master or doctorate) but only if you are enrolled in study programs leading to a degree as authorized by the province


This policy, coupled with changes to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s practice, means students graduating with a Toronto Film School diploma will not have access to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program unless they complete a post-graduate certificate program at another college, or a degree program at a university, including Yorkville University through the articulation / transfer credit agreement between Toronto Film School and Yorkville University.


Graduates of Yorkville’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a specialization in Project Management may apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit of up to 3 years.  If this is granted, you can comfortably work up to  20 hours a week while you are a student in the degree program, acquire strong skill-based knowledge in your industry, obtain the skills to write a test and acquire a professional designation through the Project Management Institute.


Toronto Film School recommends that all students interested in applying to extend their stay in Canada following their diploma reach out to the IRCC or to a qualified Immigration Consultant for more information.


*The Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number for Toronto Film School is O19396019511.