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Advanced Filmmaking

Fanshawe College
37 weeks
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)
English

Program description

Advanced Filmmaking

Advanced Filmmaking is a graduate certificate program that will build upon your prior technical, theoretical and creative knowledge, and introduce you to the wide range of possibilities available when working as a part of a filmmaking crew. You will be guided through the technical and artistic aspects of documentary and narrative filmmaking by industry professionals.

Films will be produced in collaboration with your classmates, as well as with students from Fanshawe’s Theatre, Audio Post-Production and Visual Effects & Editing programs.

You will also gain a strong understanding of the Canadian film industry, learn from many guest lecturers and have the option of taking on an internship with one of our many industry partners.

Admission requirements

  • A College Diploma or College Advanced Diploma in:
    • Audio Post Production OR
    • Broadcasting - Television OR
    • Multi Media Design and Production OR
    • Interactive Media Design and Production OR
    • Interactive Media Design OR
    • Fine Art OR
    • Photography OR
    • Theatre Arts - Performance OR
    • Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media

OR

General Arts and Science (Film Studies Major) College Diploma

OR

A Degree in Film Studies, Communication Arts, Fine Arts, Media or Design

OR

An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College

OR

A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Documentary Film History & Theory
  • The Business of Media
  • Writing for Media
  • The People & the Process
  • Cinematography 1
  • Editing 1
  • Production 1
  • Production Sound
  • Project Development 1

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Canadian Narrative Cinema
  • Career Planning 2
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Production Logistics
  • Cinematography 2
  • Editing 2
  • Directing
  • Production 2
  • Project Development 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 4,854.47 CAD, and the total fees are 6,080.85 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 12,317.84 CAD, and the total fees are 14,150.20 CAD.

For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.

Qualification

Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create narrative and documentary films, television productions, and other media (such as webcasts) that illustrate the application of aesthetic and theoretical principles of filmmaking;
  2. Identify and develop stories and scripts for narrative and documentary films and other media, for both general and specific audiences;
  3. Plan and apply appropriate pre-production techniques to prepare for the efficient and cost-effective production of narrative and documentary films and other media;
  4. Produce and direct narrative and documentary films and other media to commercial, technical, legal and ethical standards by working independently or in a crew;
  5. Operate digital cameras, audio, editing and lighting equipment during the creation of documentary and narrative films and other media.
  6. Produce market-ready narrative and documentary films and other media by collaborating with post-production experts;
  7. Plan media-marketing/distribution strategies for a variety of venues and formats;
  8. Lead co-workers and others in all phases of film development, through the application of superior communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program may go on to become an independent filmmaker, media content creator, director or producer, or work as a freelance crewmember in many of the fields that exist within the film and television industries.

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...


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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario
Canada

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