Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

ALL STREAMS:

  1. Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older.
  2. If you are an international student, you must meet the College English Proficiency requirement by satisfying one of the following:
    • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher, OR
    • TOEFL (internet-based) with a total score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing, OR
    • IELTS 6.5, OR
    • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60, OR
    • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24, OR
    • LET (Langara English Test) Level 2, OR
    • ELA (English Language Assessment) 145 offered by Vancouver Community College (VCC), OR
    • Successful completion of LEAP Level 8, OR
    • Successful completion of BC Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent, OR
    • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit, OR
    • Successful completion of VCC English 099.

Once admitted to Film Arts, students are required to take the Langara English Test (LET), or equivalent, to prove eligibility to take 3 credits of English necessary to complete the Film Arts Certificate or arrange for transfer credit of a university level English course acceptable to Langara.

In addition to the academic requirements, admission is dependent on the following:

  • For Actors:
    1. A successful audition (in-person or tape) and/or an interview.
    2. Good knowledge of the English language including the ability to speak, read aloud, and write clearly and correctly.
  • For Writers:
    1. A positive assessment of a written portfolio.  An interview may also be required.
    2. Good knowledge of the English language including the ability to speak, read aloud, and write clearly and correctly.
  • For Directors:
    1. A positive assessment of a video portfolio to which the applicant has contributed in a key creative role.  An interview may also be required.
    2. Good knowledge of the English language including the ability to speak, read aloud, and write clearly and correctly.

Program Preferences

While all qualified applicants will be considered, preference is given to candidates who have completed 60 credits of post-secondary study in a field related to their area of interest and who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in the film industry.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

  • Completed application for admission form. Please indicate whether you are applying for the Acting Stream, the Writing Stream, or the Directing Stream.
  • Official transcript(s).
  • Resume.
  • For Actors: a letter of application citing your goals in joining the Film Arts Program.
  • For Writers: a portfolio of a minimum ten page (maximum twenty-four page) original screenplay or part of a screenplay, written by the applicant.
  • For Directors: a letter of application citing your goals in joining the Film Arts Program, and a video portfolio (digital file, URL such as YouTube or DVD) to which he or she has contributed in a key creative role of director, actor, cinematographer or editor. These will not be returned.

Please refer to the program application dates in the Application Information section on this website. Film Arts has one intake a year, in January (Spring Term). Applications are accepted throughout the preceding year.

Late applications will be considered if space is available.

Program Notes

  • Students will be required to pay materials fees in addition to tuition. See the Course Schedule for material fee information.
  • Students will be required to purchase additional materials for their productions.