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Writing for Film and TV Diploma

Toronto Film School
Program overview
18 months
Diploma / certificate
35,158 CAD
Start dates
Toronto
October 2020  (English)
October 2021  (English)
October 2022  (English)

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

To become a student at Toronto Film School:

  • Submit your online application form.
  • Pay your application fee (non-refundable): $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

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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

Tuition fees

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

Scholarships & funding

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

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

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

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Contact info

Toronto Film School

Toronto Film School
10 Dundas Street E., Suite 704
M5B 2G9 Toronto ON
Canada

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www.torontofilmschool.ca Program webpage

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