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Canada has a growing presence in the film industry, and has become a top choice for students seeking courses in film. Aside from having excellent programs with high tech facilities and top-notch instruction, students find that Canada is an ideal location for film courses. There are exciting cities, lovely scenery, a multicultural population, and many other things that stimulate creativity allowing for an enriching experience for those taking film courses in Canada.

In Canada, there are film courses to meet the needs of many students, whether you seeking to boost your career or simply for your love of film. Some examples of courses in film that are available in Canada are cinematography, film editing, film directing, and film acting, among several others. There are full-time, part-time, and distance learning courses allowing for many students to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities.

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Film Production

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. [+]

Best Courses in Film in Canada 2017. Film Production The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. As a student in the program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the film production process from beginning to end, starting with location scouting, scriptwriting and storyboards and continuing through to editing, production design, film business and photography. In addition, you will learn all of what falls in between, including directing, producing, physical and special effects, wardrobe, lights, camera, grip equipment, sound recording and mixing, cinematography, art direction and more. Our state of the art facility is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You will be required to research, prepare, write and produce a number of film projects including short dramas, documentaries (personal and industrial) and TV commercials. Experimentation is encouraged. Courses in film history, communications, photography, the humanities and social sciences will help support and supplement your creative and aesthetic development. [-]

Interactive Media Development

Confederation College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

The Interactive Media Development program will prepare you for a fascinating and challenging career where your artistic creativity and logic merge to produce compelling digital experiences for an exciting new world of devices. If you are a creative individual and computer skills come easily to you, consider the Interactive Media Development program. Enrol in this exciting program at Confederation College and you can open doors worldwide! [+]

Interactive Media Development Our world is moving towards a digital renaissance where art and logic converge to produce revolutionary interactive experiences on a host of new devices. The Internet has completely changed the way we consume media and this program will help you learn how to create exciting interactive media. Over three years, you will explore the art of Interactive Design, strengthen your 2D and 3D design skills, see your art move with animation and motion graphics and publish your work to the Internet and a host of other digital formats. During your fourth and fifth semesters, you will focus on the creation of a professional portfolio designed to ensure employ ability and prepare you for a full fifteen-week job placement in Canada. You will receive intensive hands-on training in our 4,300 square foot media complex and the small teacher-to-student ratio guarantees that you will not get lost in the crowd. We invite you to study with us! [-]

Course - Writing for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

To make it as a professional screenwriter, you must have an absolute command of the craft of storytelling and a deep understanding of the world of film and television. What you [+]

Best Courses in Film in Canada 2017. To make it as a professional screenwriter, you must have an absolute command of the craft of storytelling and a deep understanding of the world of film and television. What you will learn during the single most intense year of your writing career will transform you from an aspiring writer to a proven writer, ready to compete in today's industry. What You Will Learn Your year in Writing for Film & Television will have you writing everything from feature screenplays and episodic television to sketch comedy, short films, and documentary treatments. What you will learn will allow you build a portfolio of production-ready work and gain the industry savviness needed to launch a career as a professional screenwriter. After Graduation A writing life is just like The Hero's Journey: it's an uphill battle, there are no easy shortcuts, and there are a whole lot of obstacles along the way. But for writers, the story is what matters and the journey is part of the fun. The Writing program at VFS prepares you to hit the ground running: you'll graduate ready for any number of career paths to life as a professional screenwriter. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A 1-page (maximum) synopsis of a feature film or television project that you are passionate about making. Provide the film genre and utilize references to other movies to explain how you would make the film. Explain the concept, vision or idea. In addition provide a minimum of two and maximum of four other creative writing samples in their original form (no more than 20 total pages should be submitted). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Writing for Film and Television. - A diverse writing and production portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Makeup Design for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Under the guidance of Stan Edmonds, a respected industry makeup artist, Vancouver Film School's one-year Makeup Design program is truly unparalleled in its approach to the art of light [+]

Under the guidance of Stan Edmonds, a respected industry makeup artist, Vancouver Film School's one-year Makeup Design program is truly unparalleled in its approach to the art of light and colour in storytelling. From big dreams to big realities - VFS offers the only Makeup Design program in the world that combines every aspect of the discipline in one amazingly intense year. Through an immersive study of all facets of makeup including stage makeup, fashion makeup, film and television makeup, and makeup effects, to script breakdown, on-set protocol and digital character design, one year at VFS prepares you to join any production team, day or night. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A maximum 500 word letter of intent. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their expression of passion, talent (whether it be proven or potential), and commitment. Be encouraged to communicate what you feel best conveys your background, your potential, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS. - AND - A portfolio that consists of sketches and/or photographs that best illustrate your artistic vision in makeup design (maximum 12 pieces). This can be in the form of a CD, DVD, colour photocopies, sketches, or photographs. Please note that all submissions cannot be returned. Guidelines for letter of intent The VFS Makeup Design Program for Film & Television has only 18 seats available for each start date. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their passion, talent (whether it be proven or potential), and drive. Competition to get into the program will be fierce and world-wide. All applicants are required to submit a maximum 500 word letter of intent on why they feel they should be chosen for one of the 18 seats. We suggest that you make your submission in whatever format you feel best conveys your background, your talent, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Makeup Design for Film and Television. - A comprehensive portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Film Production

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

To launch a successful film career, you need technique, experience, and a professional network, and Film Production at Vancouver Film School is dedicated to giving you exactly [+]

Best Courses in Film in Canada 2017. To launch a successful film career, you need technique, experience, and a professional network, and Film Production at Vancouver Film School is dedicated to giving you exactly that. At VFS, you learn from the experts while living and breathing filmmaking for one amazingly intense year. You collaborate, broaden your creative horizons, and zero in on your career. You arrive at VFS as someone who likes to make films - you graduate a filmmaker. One Year of Making Films At VFS, you're immersed in production throughout your year. Right out of the gate, you're leading and crewing films that incorporate increasingly advanced technical demands, and sophisticated short film projects that form the heart of your professional reel. Along with regular workshops and on-set intensives, these films combine to create a body of experience - and a way to apply everything you learn in Film Production. What You Will Learn Nowadays, anybody can get a camera, make a movie, and find a modest audience – it's a great first step. VFS is about taking it to the next level: What you will learn will enable you to be a confident creative professional, an independent filmmaker with the knowledge to prove it. By exploring and then specializing in filmmaking's key creative disciplines, you're ultimately able to step onto any film set and make a difference. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - June 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015 - October 26, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A 1-page (maximum) synopsis of a film project that you are passionate about making. Provide the film genre and utilize references to other movies to explain how you would make the film. Explain the concept, vision or idea. In addition, provide a 1-page (maximum) outline of the story. - OPTIONAL - If you have made a film before, include a VHS copy (NTSC) or DVD copy (to a maximum of 2 films) or a link to the film online. Ensure that you specify your involvement in the film as well as any success it has garnered (e.g. screenings and awards). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Film Production. - A compilation of your work for your demo reel. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Entertainment Business Management

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little [+]

Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little Mermaid" and “Jabberwock.” The program’s leading-edge business courses meant entry for graduates into the industries of film, television, and game production; marketing and social media; and high-tech business. Yet for graduates of other VFS programs and those already working in industry, leaving a career to pursue a year-long, full-time education in Entertainment Business Management just isn’t a possibility. And this is a source of frustration for many. The entertainment arts industry is changing rapidly—many need to acquire new business and marketing skills quickly to advance careers, launch projects, and start businesses without sacrifice to career, job, or home. A full-time EBM program does not address these needs. In response, VFS will be investigating a brand-new, compressed delivery model of EBM, designed to enable those who need a creative business education to get it, without compromise to their existing careers. This will be the first time in recent years that VFS has considered alternatives to the one-year intensive model. This will be a huge undertaking and we are dedicated to taking the time necessary to create a new model that is of the same high caliber of other VFS programming. Our top priority is, and always will be, our students and making sure that they get the very best educational experience. This means we will be limiting enrolment in the full-time EBM program while we develop this new model. [-]

Course - Acting for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve [+]

Best Courses in Film in Canada 2017. Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve most often when you're on set. From your very first week in school until the last, you'll be on camera. What You Will Learn Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your year of acting classes at VFS: Your Physical Instrument Every day in Acting starts with a routine physical warm-up that includes exercises, stretches, voice and body work, and improvisation games. Your Relationship with Yourself Your first lessons allow you to shed inhibitions and build your courage to tackle everything from visual effects action stunts to intimate scenes. Your Relationship with Other People Expect your biggest creative breakthroughs to come during this intense and challenging few months full of Film and TV workshops. You, Your Craft & The Business You've got the talent and the know-how - so where's the audition? Your year is completed by the preparation of a professional portfolio as well as a Final Project "Location Shoot". Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of VFS Acting Essentials program and an invitation from the Acting Faculty - OR - Demonstrated post-secondary acting experience and a videotaped audition that meets Department standards. Department Standards Auditions may be submitted by either: - VHS (NTSC) - YouTube or similar link - Video posted on personal website Please note that the audition must be specifically created for VFS according to the Content Requirements provided below and must be clearly identified as such. DVDs or VHS videotapes submitted will not be returned. Content Requirements The tape must be a maximum six minutes in length and must be in the following format: - State your name on camera - Demonstrate a contemporary monologue in less than one minute - Demonstrate a short contemporary scene (applicant should be on camera and the reader off camera) in less than one minute - If desired, provide a maximum one-minute demo of a special skill (e.g. singing, dance, physical action, etc.) - Provide answers to the following questions in a maximum of two minutes: Why did you choose your audition pieces? How long have you wanted to act? Who inspired you to want to pursue an acting career? What are your strengths & weaknesses as an actor? If you can't be an actor, what would you choose to be? [-]

Course - Digital Character Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 6 months January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their [+]

Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their own character-based film. What You Will Learn From concept development to character modeling and animation to production and post-production, what you will learn in this rigorous program will allow you to create your film in just six months. You will learn on Maya - the industry standard software - and will have the opportunity to work with Pixar's Renderman. Character Animation You will spend the majority of the program animating your own film, with face-to-face mentorship from animation industry mentors. Concept Development It all starts with your idea. Modeling Create your 3D character from the skeleton out. Character Setup Rig your character's skeleton, skin, and facial expressions. Rendering Create refined images using Pixar's Renderman. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - June 29, 2015 Program Requirements: - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes life (preferred), or character drawings and 3D computer work (maximum 12 pieces). As this is an advanced program, your 3D work must prove that you currently have sufficient skills to excel in the program. or - Successful completion of the VFS Classical Animation program. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Digital Character Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Classical Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding [+]

Best Courses in Film in Canada 2017. Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding of motion, weight, balance, colour, and design, as well as the discipline and intensity required for studio work, as you take your animated short films from concept all the way to completion. What You Will Learn From character design to 2D animation to using digital tools, what you will learn in Classical Animation will allow you to create two professional-quality short films. Animation & Art To tell a story in animation, you need a full understanding of movement, performance, colour, design, and effects. Storyboarding Creating and interpreting storyboards is a key part of the creative process. Character Design The characters you design put a face on your story: a vital step in creating compelling animation. Flash & Digital Tools Learn Flash while creating a complete short film, as well as digital ink & paint techniques for classically animated films. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements: - Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program. or - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes still-life drawings, life drawings, and character sketches (maximum 12 pieces). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Classical Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - A traditional art and animation portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

3D Animation Course

Rocket Sky 3D Animation School | ONLINE
Online Full time Part time September 2017 Canada New Brunswick

Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career minded [+]

Learn to Animate Completely online. Our feature film mentor/ instructors and students are located all over the world, working out of the Rocket Sky online campus. WHY STUDY AT ROCKET SKY?

Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career minded artists into professional quality character animators.

THE ROCKET SKY APPROACH

The Rocket Sky Learning System was born out of years of professional production experience, and years of professional education experience. We focus on classical animation principles and basic fundamentals and apply them within the 3D software. This simple approach develops the art and the artist. Repetition is the mother of skill, and by utilizing our unique mentor-style approach to learning, small and large project based assignments and the focus on fundamentals rather than software, Rocket Sky students become skilled in all the facets of this allusive art form, and ultimately will be able to produce the highest quality portfolio work to showcase these skills.... [-]