Langara College Film Arts is an eight-month, intensive, collaborative, and comprehensive program for students wishing to work in today’s film industry as actors, writers, or directors.

The program runs from January through August.

The development and inspiration for the Film Arts program grew out of Langara's well known Theatre Arts/ Studio 58 program and its successful conservatory approach to training actors and production personnel in theatre.

The Film Arts program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.

Each certificate is a stand-alone program.

Courses in film studies, film principles, and film practice overlap resulting in a creative and collaborative environment in which students will practice their skills with the other creators in each craft area. These overlapping courses are designed so students will develop a dynamic understanding of the film making process.

The program culminates in an annual Unlock the Vault film festival every August, which showcases student films. Watch the 2023 films.

The Film Arts program is for dedicated students committed to imaginative exploration and to honing and upgrading their skills and knowledge in film. 

Courses in film studies, industry practices, the principles and business of film production, and career preparation will give students in all streams the knowledge to embark on creative film careers.

Instructors are working professionals who bring their expertise and experience into the classroom. Meet our faculty.

Students graduate with a high degree of proficiency in their chosen stream, equipped with a wide range of knowledge and practical skills and an impressive portfolio of work. 

Interested in Film Arts? Contact Jonas Quastel by phone at 604.323.5442 or email jquastel@langara.ca