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Writing for Film and TV Diploma

Toronto Film School
Program overview
18 months
Diploma / certificate
English
Start dates
Toronto
35,158 CAD
October 2022

Toronto
35,158 CAD
October 2023

Toronto
35,158 CAD
October 2024

Program description

Writing for Film and TV Diploma

The writing program is designed to replicate the process and environment of the film and television industry. Our faculty of renowned writers, with credits such as Mr. D, Frontier, Inspector Gadget and Sneaky Pete, add more insights and credibility to the industry-like environment. Classes are styled after industry writing rooms and feature table-reads, on-set show-running and industry-standard editing software.

Admission requirements

  • Submit your online application form
  • Pay your application fee: $100 for all programs, except for Film Production ($500)
  • You must have an Ontario secondary school diploma (grade 12) or its equivalent
  • You may be asked to take a mature student test, if you are over 18 and not enrolling directly from secondary school
  • You must meet admission requirements for your program of choice

If you need more information please visit the website or contact the school.


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Program content

Term 1

  • Film History
  • Scripts 1
  • Production 1
  • Writing Workshop
  • Documentary Writing
  • Broadcast Writing 1
  • Story Editing 1

Term 2

  • Editing 1
  • Marketing And Promotional Media
  • International Filmstudies
  • Advanced Directing Techniques
  • Scripts 2
  • Writing Workshop
  • Broadcast Writing 2
  • Story Editing2

Term 3

  • Factual Entertainment
  • Film Contract/Copywright
  • Writing Workshop
  • Comedy Writing
  • Feature Writing 1
  • Drama Writing

Term 4

  • Finance For Film And Tv
  • Distribution/Marketing
  • Writing Workshop
  • Sitcom Writing 1
  • Feature Writing 2
  • One-Hour Drama Writing 1

Term 5

  • Sitcom Writing 2
  • Writing 2 One-Hour Drama
  • Feature Writing 3
  • Tv Movie Writing
  • Emerging Media For Filmmakers
  • Writing Workshop

Term 6

  • Sitcom Showrunning &Amp; Short Film Production &Ndash; (New Course)
  • One-Hour Drama Showrunning
  • Feature Writing 4
  • Career Development For Writers
  • Writing Workshop

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for local/EU students is $35,158. The price for International/Non-EU students is $18,458

Qualification

You will learn how to pitch, write, produce and edit for all formats of film and television, and have the unique opportunity to bring your original scripts to life as film and television productions.

Career opportunities

  • Screenwriter
  • Staff Writer
  • Story Editor
  • Production Executive
  • Studio Executive
  • Producer
  • Director

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About this institute

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,...


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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.

Real-World Education

Courses and projects at Toronto Film School are designed to emulate industry-like work environments to prepare students for their career after graduation.

Degree Pathway

Our articulation agreement with Yorkville University offers students a fast-tracked pathway to earning a Bachelor of Creative Arts.

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