Course - Writing for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Program Description

Course - Writing for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS

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.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 25, 2016
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Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
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