Toronto Film School (TFS)
Toronto Film School is one of Canada’s top-ranked film schools (QS World University Rankings), known for attracting award-winning faculty and preparing award-winning graduates.
We offer creative diploma programs, designed to prepare you for a career in film, entertainment, fashion, design, and video games. In an inspiring and high-energy environment,you will be mentored by industry professionals. You will gain industry experience and expand your professional network.
At Toronto Film School, you will transform your creativity into practical skills through hands-on, industry-based portfolio projects that showcase your work to future employers.
|Diploma / certificate|
|Art & Design|
|Graphic Design||Delivery method||Length||Location|
|Graphic Design and Interactive Media Diploma||On campus||12 months||Toronto|
|Acting for Film, TV and the Theatre Diploma||On campus||18 months||Toronto|
|Computer Science & IT|
|Game Design & Development|
|Video Game Design and Animation Diploma||On campus||18 months||Toronto|
|Video Game Design and Development Diploma||On campus||18 months||Toronto|
|Media & Communications|
|Film & Media Studies|
|Writing for Film and TV Diploma||On campus||18 months||Toronto|
|Film Production Diploma||On campus||18 months||Toronto|
Scholarships & funding
Canadian Forces Bursary
Toronto Film School honours Canadian Forces members for their service to our country. We are pleased to offer a 25% tuition bursary for all programs to members of the Canadian Forces who are currently serving or recently retired.
Canadian Forces Family Bursary
Toronto Film School honours families of members and recently retired members of the Canadian Force. We offer a 15% tuition bursary for all programs to spouses and children of currently serving and recently retired members of the Canadian Forces.
Canada Student Loans and Grants Program
The Government of Canada offers students financial assistance in the form of both loans and grants to make it easier to earn a post-secondary degree or diploma.
Grants do not need to be repaid, while loans are typically interest-free during the education period and then repaid after students finish their post-secondary program. The Grants program offers funding for students who demonstrate specific needs (e.g. students from low- or middle-income families, students with disabilities, students with dependents and part-time students).
Students from most provinces and territories are eligible for these programs (some provinces and territories offer their own, comparable programs).
- Canada student grants and loans program
- Information on repaying a student loan
- Government of Canada’s financial resource page for students
- Student Aid – Canada.ca
Why study at Toronto Film School
Learn From Professionals
Our award-winning instructors provide you with the most current industry insights and best practices, as well as exciting networking opportunities.
Our Students Win Awards
Toronto Film School is known for shaping graduates who won awards from prestigious bodies like Festival de Cannes and the Thea Awards.
Courses and projects at Toronto Film School are designed to emulate industry-like work environments to prepare students for their career after graduation.
Our articulation agreement with Yorkville University offers students a fast-tracked pathway to earning a Bachelor of Creative Arts.
Toronto Film School is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
Ranked top 10 film schools in the world
One of top ranked film schools
QS World's University rankings
One of best schools for film production
Student services & facilities
Toronto Film School is known for the personalized support it offers students at every step of their education. In this section, students can find a variety of resources to help them navigate their school experience.
- Health Insurance
- Career Services
- Academic Timetable
- Student Housing
- Online Campus
- Complaints & Appeals
- Program Brochures
- 4 campuses in downtown Toronto
- 1 campus at Davisville
So you’re moving to the big city? Here are a few resources that will help you with your move.
Moving to Toronto will require students to locate suitable accommodations, preferably close to campus. As our campus’ do not have Residence or on-campus housing, we maintain lists of accommodations, which are generally shared apartments, rooms in private homes, or Home Stay arrangements with a local family.
Home Stay Opportunities
If you would prefer to stay with a host family, you might consider the option of Home Stay. This option provides a family environment to enjoy the comforts of a home and hosts that can answer your questions and provide insight into Toronto and Canadian life. In addition, you may be staying with other International Students who you can connect with! Home Stay provides access to the living areas in the house, as well as television, laundry and Internet. Fees vary, (depending on the meal plan and the Home Stay company), but costs are approximately $750/ month.
Student Housing Information
Enrolment Services maintains a list of accommodations to assist students in location suitable housing – generally shared apartment or rooms within a private home.
Financial and leasing arrangements are made between individual students and property owners. Many may require a down payment, including prepayment of the first and last month’s rent. Students who need help locating housing or who have problems related to their accommodations should contact the International Office.
We provide students with a list for short-term/temporary housing opportunities until longer-term arrangements are made. As each Toronto Film School has three different locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we have broken down the options geographically.
ESL Pathway Program Information
Students studying at the Toronto Film School ESL Pathway Program are encouraged to stay in a homestay for the duration of the ESL Pathway Program. Living in an English environment helps students learn the language, and will contribute to their cultural experience in Canada.
Homestay accommodation prices per week vary from $230 -$250, plus any additional fees related to registration, placement, and special requests.
Please contact your admissions advisor for information about how to arrange a homestay placement.
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