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 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.

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

The Film Arts Program offers three streams of study:

Film Arts offers a post-accreditation Certificate in three areas: Acting for the Screen, Writing for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen. The program runs from January through August. Each certificate is a stand- alone program.

Students collaborate on projects and engage in intensive study in their own craft area. 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. The Film Arts Program is for dedicated students committed to imaginative exploration and to honing and upgrading their skills and knowledge in film. 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 Garwin Sanford by phone at 604.323.5024 or email gsanford@langara.bc.ca