Graduate Certificate in Advanced Filmmaking

General

Program Description

A hands-on filmmaking experience

Advanced Filmmaking is a graduate certificate program that will build upon your prior technical, theoretical and creative knowledge, and introduce you to the wide range of possibilities available when working as a part of a filmmaking crew. You will be guided through the technical and artistic aspects of documentary and narrative filmmaking by industry professionals.

Films will be produced in collaboration with your classmates, as well as with students from Fanshawe's Theatre, Audio Post-Production, and Visual Effects & Editing programs.

You will also gain a strong understanding of the Canadian film industry, learn from many guest lecturers and have the option of taking on an internship with one of our many industry partners.

Brock University Articulation Agreement

Brock University and Fanshawe College have developed an articulation agreement to allow qualified students to obtain both a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Film Studies and an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Advanced Filmmaking. Students can start at Brock or Fanshawe and receive credit transfer under this articulation agreement.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create narrative and documentary films, television productions, and other media (such as webcasts) that illustrate the application of aesthetic and theoretical principles of filmmaking.
  2. Identify and develop stories and scripts for narrative and documentary films and other media, for both general and specific audiences.
  3. Plan and apply appropriate pre-production techniques to prepare for the efficient and cost-effective production of narrative and documentary films and other media.
  4. Produce and direct narrative and documentary films and other media to commercial, technical, legal and ethical standards by working independently or in a crew.
  5. Operate digital cameras, audio, editing, and lighting equipment during the creation of documentary and narrative films and other media.
  6. Produce market-ready narrative and documentary films and other media by collaborating with post-production experts.
  7. Plan media-marketing/distribution strategies for a variety of venues and formats.
  8. Lead co-workers and others in all phases of film development, through the application of superior communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FILM-6001 Documentary Film History & Theory
  • BUSI-6004 The Business of Media
  • COMM-6012 Writing for Media
  • FILM-6019 The People & the Process
  • FILM-6016 Cinematography 1
  • FILM-6004 Editing 1
  • FILM-6020 Production 1
  • FILM-6021 Production Sound
  • DEVL-6022 Project Development 1

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FILM-6015 Canadian Narrative Cinema
  • DEVL-6013 Career Planning
  • MKTG-6014 Marketing & Distribution
  • FILM-6008 Production Logistics
  • FILM-6017 Cinematography 2
  • FILM-6010 Editing 2
  • FILM-6011 Directing
  • FILM-6022 Production 2
  • DEVL-6023 Project Development 2

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FILM-6014 Internship/Capstone Independent Study

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 13 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

  • A College Diploma or College Advanced Diploma in:
    • Audio Post Production OR
    • Broadcasting - Television OR
    • Multi-Media Design and Production OR
    • Interactive Media Design and Production OR
    • Interactive Media Design OR
    • Fine Art OR
    • Photography OR
    • Theatre Arts - Performance OR
    • Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media

or

  • General Arts and Science (Film Studies Major) College Diploma

or

  • A Degree in Film Studies, Communication Arts, Fine Arts, Media or Design

or

  • An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College

or

  • A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may go on to become an independent filmmaker, media content creator, director or producer, or work as a freelance crewmember in many of the fields that exist within the film and television industries.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including ... Read More

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including more than 6,000 international students from 97 different countries. Read less
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