Programs

Programs

From Script to Screen students immerse themselves in all aspects of film production gaining necessary skills to work in the exciting field of film making and receive equipment production packages for their training and graduation films.The Digital Film Production Program emphasizes hands-on learning on creative production projects culminating in a final graduation film  Sudents own copyright to their graduation films and come away with a portfolio worthy of film festivals, for both traditional and online distribution.

Training takes place in a production house atmosphere on the latest Final Cut Pro software, using DSLR and Prosumer cameras and at a downtown studio facility.  

It is made up of 399 instructor hours, lab hours and a minumum of 96 hours for final graduation projects (495 hours in total, or 49.5 CEUs).

The Digital Film Program participates in the Lifetime Alumni Program which means that students who achieve certification in the program are able to take any course in the Part time Digital Film Certificate Program for free for the rest of their life. With the Lifetime Alumni Program, graduate students can come back to upgrade their skills at no cost. For information on the policies and restrictions for the Lifetime Alumni Program please talk to Annat Kennet, Program Coordinator

Courses

  • The Art of Editing and Post Production Processes (15 hours)
  • The Art Director (9 hours)
  • The Art of the DOP includes location shoot (28 hours)
  • Advanced Camera/Lighting Studio (14 hours)
  • The Assistant Director (6 hours)
  • Digital Video Cameras (12 hours)
  • The Documentary Shoot (28 hours)
  • Documentary Filmmaking (16 hours)
  • Dramatic Film Processes – An Overview (16 hours)
  • Final Cut Pro Editing and Lab (33 hours)
  • The Role of the Producer (27 hours)
  • Intro to Digital Video Making (24 hours)
  • How to Get Into the Industry/Careers (10 hours)
  • Motion Picture Orientation Course (12 hours)
  • Commerical /Blocking (14 hours)
  • Music Video Production/shoot (12 hours plus shoot )
  • Pre-Production Meetings (12 hours)
  • The Role of the Director (38 hours)
  • Edit Lab (25 hours)
  • A Short History of Canadian Cinema (15 hours)
  • The Short Script (21 hours)
  • Sound (6 hours)
  • The Script Supervisor (9 hours)
  • Critique of Graduation Films (4 hours)
  • The Practicum includes shoot and post production (96 hours)

Notes

Maximum 9 students per full-time intake. 
Students will need their own external drive for editing in the full-time program. You will also need to purchase one book.

On set

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The part-time program is flexible and runs on evenings and weekends. It has a different course curriculum to the  Digital Film Full time program. Students do not apply to the program but register directly to a course. They can take an individual course and/or build up the requisite hours and courses for certification. The certificate program has been designed to ensure that students will be fully prepared to enter the film industry with comprehensive training and a professional portfolio. For current course, fees and dates please click on the Courses button. 

Certificate Requirements

For certification, students must complete a minimum of 495 hours (49.5 CEUs) of instruction that includes 261 hours (26.1 CEUs) of required courses and 96 hours of a graduation project, and 234 hours (23.4 CEUs) of electives, including at least one practical course.

Curriculum Structure

Students should allow one and a half to two years to complete this program. Students will complete a number of assignments and a graduation project that includes producing a production package and film, and taking into account a small budget for their production.

Required Courses (26.7 CEUs, 267 hours):

  • Art of Camera Lighting (24 hours, 2.4CEUs)
  • Dramatic Film Production (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Independent Film Production (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Introduction to Digital Video Making (30 hours, 3.0 CEUs)
  • Editing and Post-Production Processes (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • The Documentary Shoot (24 hours, 2.4 CEUs)
  • The Role of the Director Level 1 (21 hours, 2.1 CEUs)
  • The Short Film (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • The Practium Graduation Project (96 hours,9.6 CEU's, no class time provided)
Electives 
(Minimum of 228 hours for certification):

Practical Courses

  • Digital Video Cameras (14 hours, 1.4 CEUs)
  • DSLR Video Production (36 hours, 3.6 CEU's)
  • Adobe Photoshop -Level 1(36 hours, 3.6 CEU's)
  • Adobe Photoshop -Level 2 (36 hours, 3.6 CEU's)
  • Introduction to Final Cut Pro (14 hours, 1.4 CEUs)
  • Intermediate Final Cut Pro (12 hours, 1.2 CEUs)
  • Advanced Final Cut Pro (14 hours, 1.4 CEUs)
  • Sound on the Set (12 hours, 1.2 CEUs)

Screenwriting

  • Writing a Feature Film Script (24 hours, 2.4 CEUs)
  • Writing a Feature Film Level 2 (24hours, 2.4 CEUs)

Industry Courses

  • How to Get into the Film Industry (6 hours, .6 CEUs)
  • Motion Picture Orientation (12 hours, 1.2 CEUs)