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We’ll discuss (in no particular order): TMU, Concordia, Vancouver Film School...","post_body":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">We’ll discuss (in no particular order):</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#ryerson\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Metropolitan University / best film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#tfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Film School / best film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#york\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">York University / top film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sheridan\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sheridan College / top film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#concordia\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Concordia University / best film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#inis\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">INIS / top film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#vfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Vancouver Film School / best film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#infocus\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">InFocus Film School / best film schools in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#langara\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Langara College Film Arts / best film college in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#simon\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Simon Fraser University / top film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#dal\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Dalhousie University / best film schools in Atlantic Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#uofm\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">University of Manitoba / best film schools in MB</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#red\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Red Deer College / best film schools in Alberta</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<br><a id=\"ryerson\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>TMU School of Image Arts / film schools in TO / Canada film school</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.ryerson.ca/programs/undergraduate/film-studies/\">TMU's Film Studies</a></span> 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.</p>\n<a id=\"tfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.torontofilmschool.ca/\">The Toronto Film School</a></span> offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.</p>\n<a id=\"york\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance &amp; Design / film schools in Toronto<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/film-production\">York University's Film Department</a></span> houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.</p>\n<a id=\"sheridan\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<h3>Sheridan BFTV grad Cameron Thorpe's testimonial about <a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\"noopener\">Front Row's short shoot insurance program</a>:</h3>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" title=\"YouTube video player\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/PHbRGsE15eQ?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><br><a href=\"https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/bachelor-of-film-and-television\">Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television</a></span> (BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.</p>\n<a id=\"concordia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Concordia University’s <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Hoppenheim_School_of_Cinema\"><span class=\"s3\">Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema</span></a> is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.</p>\n<a id=\"inis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/english\" rel=\"noopener\">The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</a> is a professional training centre based in Montreal, QC that offers programs in film, television and interactive media.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span>INIS is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and financially supported by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications. INIS has also received sponsorship support from Globalex/Front Row (workshop: <a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/nouvelle/initiation-transmedia-etudiants-ecriture-et-cinema\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Ateliers Transmédia Globalex</em></a>). This workshop is intended to prepare students for transformations brought about by new platforms in the field of audiovisual production and distribution. <a href=\"/staff/linda-dubuc\" rel=\"noopener\">Linda Dubuc</a> has been invited to speak to INIS students as an expert on film production insurance.</span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></p>\n<a id=\"vfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/vfs-shutterstock_1547800220-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Vancouver Film School\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be <a href=\"https://vfs.edu/\"><span class=\"s3\">Vancouver Film School</span></a> (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).</p>\n<a id=\"infocus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>InFocus film school / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/film-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">InFocus Film School</a> offers a 1-year film production diploma program and a 1-year advanced documentary production program, among other diplomas and certificates. The school offers mentorship from working industry professionals. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and focus more on applied work; the promise is that students will <em>\"make 12 films in 12 months\".</em></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">InFocus also offers a <a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/summer-film-bootcamp/\" rel=\"noopener\">summer film boot camp</a> to <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">\"become a filmmaker in just one week\"</span>. This boot camp teaches how to direct, shoot and edit like a professional filmmaker. The school was founded in 2010.</p>\n<a id=\"simon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Simon Fraser U / film schools in BC</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Simon Fraser University has a <a href=\"http://www.sfu.ca/sca/programs/film.html\"><span class=\"s3\">4-year BFA film program</span></a> in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like TMU – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Major in Film (BFA)</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Extended Minor in Film</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Minor in Film and Video Studies</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"langara\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Langara College Film Arts</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Langara is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver. <span>The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span><a href=\"https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/film-arts/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Langara's film program</a> is an eight month intensive and collaborative educational experience in filmmaking: acting, writing and directing.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.</p>\n<a id=\"dal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/dalhousie-shutterstock_1401144638-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Dalhousie University\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Dalhousie has a <a href=\"https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/cinema-and-media-studies.html\"><span class=\"s3\">BA in Cinema and Media Studies</span></a>. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, <i>etc.</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”</p>\n<a id=\"uofm\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/programs/film-studies.html\">The University of Manitoba</a></span> offers two film studies degree options:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A.<span class=\"Apple-converted-space\">&nbsp; </span>Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years</li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.</p>\n<a id=\"red\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">A Prairie film program is the one at <a href=\"https://rdc.ab.ca/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s3\">Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta</span></a> – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.</p>\n<h2>Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i><i></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa\" rel=\" noopener\">The best filmmaking schools in the USA</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-schools-in-canada\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photography schools in Canada</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/film-school-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Film school insurance</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-best-filmmaking-schools-in-canada/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best film schools in Canada</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p5\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p6\"><strong>TMU image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock<br><strong>VFS image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock<br><strong>Dalhousie image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock</p></span>","publish_immediately":true,"use_featured_image":true,"published_by_id":7915797,"published_at":1666206436445,"rss_body":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">We’ll discuss (in no particular order):</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#ryerson\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Metropolitan University / best film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#tfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Film School / best film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#york\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">York University / top film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sheridan\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sheridan College / top film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#concordia\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Concordia University / best film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#inis\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">INIS / top film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#vfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Vancouver Film School / best film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#infocus\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">InFocus Film School / best film schools in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#langara\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Langara College Film Arts / best film college in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#simon\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Simon Fraser University / top film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#dal\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Dalhousie University / best film schools in Atlantic Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#uofm\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">University of Manitoba / best film schools in MB</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#red\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Red Deer College / best film schools in Alberta</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<br><a id=\"ryerson\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>TMU School of Image Arts / film schools in TO / Canada film school</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.ryerson.ca/programs/undergraduate/film-studies/\">TMU's Film Studies</a></span> 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.</p>\n<a id=\"tfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.torontofilmschool.ca/\">The Toronto Film School</a></span> offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.</p>\n<a id=\"york\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance &amp; Design / film schools in Toronto<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/film-production\">York University's Film Department</a></span> houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.</p>\n<a id=\"sheridan\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<h3>Sheridan BFTV grad Cameron Thorpe's testimonial about <a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\"noopener\">Front Row's short shoot insurance program</a>:</h3>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" title=\"YouTube video player\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/PHbRGsE15eQ?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><br><a href=\"https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/bachelor-of-film-and-television\">Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television</a></span> (BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.</p>\n<a id=\"concordia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Concordia University’s <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Hoppenheim_School_of_Cinema\"><span class=\"s3\">Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema</span></a> is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.</p>\n<a id=\"inis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/english\" rel=\"noopener\">The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</a> is a professional training centre based in Montreal, QC that offers programs in film, television and interactive media.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span>INIS is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and financially supported by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications. INIS has also received sponsorship support from Globalex/Front Row (workshop: <a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/nouvelle/initiation-transmedia-etudiants-ecriture-et-cinema\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Ateliers Transmédia Globalex</em></a>). This workshop is intended to prepare students for transformations brought about by new platforms in the field of audiovisual production and distribution. <a href=\"/staff/linda-dubuc\" rel=\"noopener\">Linda Dubuc</a> has been invited to speak to INIS students as an expert on film production insurance.</span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></p>\n<a id=\"vfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/vfs-shutterstock_1547800220-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Vancouver Film School\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be <a href=\"https://vfs.edu/\"><span class=\"s3\">Vancouver Film School</span></a> (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).</p>\n<a id=\"infocus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>InFocus film school / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/film-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">InFocus Film School</a> offers a 1-year film production diploma program and a 1-year advanced documentary production program, among other diplomas and certificates. The school offers mentorship from working industry professionals. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and focus more on applied work; the promise is that students will <em>\"make 12 films in 12 months\".</em></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">InFocus also offers a <a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/summer-film-bootcamp/\" rel=\"noopener\">summer film boot camp</a> to <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">\"become a filmmaker in just one week\"</span>. This boot camp teaches how to direct, shoot and edit like a professional filmmaker. The school was founded in 2010.</p>\n<a id=\"simon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Simon Fraser U / film schools in BC</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Simon Fraser University has a <a href=\"http://www.sfu.ca/sca/programs/film.html\"><span class=\"s3\">4-year BFA film program</span></a> in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like TMU – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Major in Film (BFA)</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Extended Minor in Film</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Minor in Film and Video Studies</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"langara\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Langara College Film Arts</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Langara is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver. <span>The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span><a href=\"https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/film-arts/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Langara's film program</a> is an eight month intensive and collaborative educational experience in filmmaking: acting, writing and directing.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.</p>\n<a id=\"dal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/dalhousie-shutterstock_1401144638-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Dalhousie University\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Dalhousie has a <a href=\"https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/cinema-and-media-studies.html\"><span class=\"s3\">BA in Cinema and Media Studies</span></a>. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, <i>etc.</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”</p>\n<a id=\"uofm\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/programs/film-studies.html\">The University of Manitoba</a></span> offers two film studies degree options:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A.<span class=\"Apple-converted-space\">&nbsp; </span>Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years</li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.</p>\n<a id=\"red\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">A Prairie film program is the one at <a href=\"https://rdc.ab.ca/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s3\">Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta</span></a> – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.</p>\n<h2>Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i><i></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa\" rel=\" noopener\">The best filmmaking schools in the USA</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-schools-in-canada\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photography schools in Canada</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/film-school-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Film school insurance</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-best-filmmaking-schools-in-canada/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best film schools in Canada</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p5\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p6\"><strong>TMU image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock<br><strong>VFS image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock<br><strong>Dalhousie image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock</p>","rss_summary":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n","blog_publish_instant_email_task_uid":"DONE","blog_publish_to_social_media_task":"DONE","scheduled_update_date":0,"public_access_rules_enabled":false,"public_access_rules":[],"blog_post_schedule_task_uid":null,"featured_image_height":400,"featured_image_width":600,"header":null},"metaDescription":"Let’s review some of the best filmmaking schools in Canada. 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Front Row View (entertainment insurance blog)","publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"slug":"fr/blogue"}},"updated":1650089754719,"updatedDateTime":1650089754719,"urlBase":"www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles","urlSegments":{},"useFeaturedImageInSummary":true,"usesDefaultTemplate":false,"weeklyNotificationEmailId":"952268106"},"password":null,"pastMabExperimentIds":[],"performableGuid":null,"performableVariationLetter":null,"personas":[],"placementGuids":[],"portableKey":null,"portalId":61352,"position":null,"postBody":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">We’ll discuss (in no particular order):</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#ryerson\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Metropolitan University / best film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#tfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Film School / best film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#york\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">York University / top film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sheridan\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sheridan College / top film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#concordia\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Concordia University / best film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#inis\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">INIS / top film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#vfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Vancouver Film School / best film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#infocus\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">InFocus Film School / best film schools in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#langara\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Langara College Film Arts / best film college in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#simon\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Simon Fraser University / top film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#dal\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Dalhousie University / best film schools in Atlantic Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#uofm\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">University of Manitoba / best film schools in MB</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#red\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Red Deer College / best film schools in Alberta</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<br><a id=\"ryerson\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>TMU School of Image Arts / film schools in TO / Canada film school</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.ryerson.ca/programs/undergraduate/film-studies/\">TMU's Film Studies</a></span> 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.</p>\n<a id=\"tfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.torontofilmschool.ca/\">The Toronto Film School</a></span> offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.</p>\n<a id=\"york\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance &amp; Design / film schools in Toronto<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/film-production\">York University's Film Department</a></span> houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.</p>\n<a id=\"sheridan\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<h3>Sheridan BFTV grad Cameron Thorpe's testimonial about <a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\"noopener\">Front Row's short shoot insurance program</a>:</h3>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" title=\"YouTube video player\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/PHbRGsE15eQ?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><br><a href=\"https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/bachelor-of-film-and-television\">Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television</a></span> (BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.</p>\n<a id=\"concordia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Concordia University’s <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Hoppenheim_School_of_Cinema\"><span class=\"s3\">Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema</span></a> is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.</p>\n<a id=\"inis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/english\" rel=\"noopener\">The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</a> is a professional training centre based in Montreal, QC that offers programs in film, television and interactive media.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span>INIS is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and financially supported by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications. INIS has also received sponsorship support from Globalex/Front Row (workshop: <a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/nouvelle/initiation-transmedia-etudiants-ecriture-et-cinema\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Ateliers Transmédia Globalex</em></a>). This workshop is intended to prepare students for transformations brought about by new platforms in the field of audiovisual production and distribution. <a href=\"/staff/linda-dubuc\" rel=\"noopener\">Linda Dubuc</a> has been invited to speak to INIS students as an expert on film production insurance.</span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></p>\n<a id=\"vfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/vfs-shutterstock_1547800220-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Vancouver Film School\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be <a href=\"https://vfs.edu/\"><span class=\"s3\">Vancouver Film School</span></a> (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).</p>\n<a id=\"infocus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>InFocus film school / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/film-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">InFocus Film School</a> offers a 1-year film production diploma program and a 1-year advanced documentary production program, among other diplomas and certificates. The school offers mentorship from working industry professionals. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and focus more on applied work; the promise is that students will <em>\"make 12 films in 12 months\".</em></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">InFocus also offers a <a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/summer-film-bootcamp/\" rel=\"noopener\">summer film boot camp</a> to <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">\"become a filmmaker in just one week\"</span>. This boot camp teaches how to direct, shoot and edit like a professional filmmaker. The school was founded in 2010.</p>\n<a id=\"simon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Simon Fraser U / film schools in BC</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Simon Fraser University has a <a href=\"http://www.sfu.ca/sca/programs/film.html\"><span class=\"s3\">4-year BFA film program</span></a> in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like TMU – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Major in Film (BFA)</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Extended Minor in Film</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Minor in Film and Video Studies</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"langara\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Langara College Film Arts</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Langara is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver. <span>The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span><a href=\"https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/film-arts/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Langara's film program</a> is an eight month intensive and collaborative educational experience in filmmaking: acting, writing and directing.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.</p>\n<a id=\"dal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/dalhousie-shutterstock_1401144638-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Dalhousie University\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Dalhousie has a <a href=\"https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/cinema-and-media-studies.html\"><span class=\"s3\">BA in Cinema and Media Studies</span></a>. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, <i>etc.</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”</p>\n<a id=\"uofm\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/programs/film-studies.html\">The University of Manitoba</a></span> offers two film studies degree options:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A.<span class=\"Apple-converted-space\">&nbsp; </span>Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years</li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.</p>\n<a id=\"red\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">A Prairie film program is the one at <a href=\"https://rdc.ab.ca/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s3\">Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta</span></a> – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.</p>\n<h2>Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i><i></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa\" rel=\" noopener\">The best filmmaking schools in the USA</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-schools-in-canada\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photography schools in Canada</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/film-school-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Film school insurance</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-best-filmmaking-schools-in-canada/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best film schools in Canada</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p5\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p6\"><strong>TMU image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock<br><strong>VFS image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock<br><strong>Dalhousie image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock</p></span>","postBodyRss":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">We’ll discuss (in no particular order):</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#ryerson\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Metropolitan University / best film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#tfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Film School / best film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#york\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">York University / top film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sheridan\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sheridan College / top film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#concordia\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Concordia University / best film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#inis\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">INIS / top film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#vfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Vancouver Film School / best film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#infocus\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">InFocus Film School / best film schools in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#langara\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Langara College Film Arts / best film college in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#simon\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Simon Fraser University / top film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#dal\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Dalhousie University / best film schools in Atlantic Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#uofm\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">University of Manitoba / best film schools in MB</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#red\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Red Deer College / best film schools in Alberta</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<br><a id=\"ryerson\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>TMU School of Image Arts / film schools in TO / Canada film school</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.ryerson.ca/programs/undergraduate/film-studies/\">TMU's Film Studies</a></span> 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.</p>\n<a id=\"tfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.torontofilmschool.ca/\">The Toronto Film School</a></span> offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.</p>\n<a id=\"york\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance &amp; Design / film schools in Toronto<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/film-production\">York University's Film Department</a></span> houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.</p>\n<a id=\"sheridan\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<h3>Sheridan BFTV grad Cameron Thorpe's testimonial about <a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\"noopener\">Front Row's short shoot insurance program</a>:</h3>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" title=\"YouTube video player\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/PHbRGsE15eQ?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><br><a href=\"https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/bachelor-of-film-and-television\">Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television</a></span> (BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.</p>\n<a id=\"concordia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Concordia University’s <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Hoppenheim_School_of_Cinema\"><span class=\"s3\">Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema</span></a> is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.</p>\n<a id=\"inis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/english\" rel=\"noopener\">The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</a> is a professional training centre based in Montreal, QC that offers programs in film, television and interactive media.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span>INIS is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and financially supported by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications. INIS has also received sponsorship support from Globalex/Front Row (workshop: <a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/nouvelle/initiation-transmedia-etudiants-ecriture-et-cinema\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Ateliers Transmédia Globalex</em></a>). This workshop is intended to prepare students for transformations brought about by new platforms in the field of audiovisual production and distribution. <a href=\"/staff/linda-dubuc\" rel=\"noopener\">Linda Dubuc</a> has been invited to speak to INIS students as an expert on film production insurance.</span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></p>\n<a id=\"vfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/vfs-shutterstock_1547800220-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Vancouver Film School\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be <a href=\"https://vfs.edu/\"><span class=\"s3\">Vancouver Film School</span></a> (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).</p>\n<a id=\"infocus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>InFocus film school / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/film-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">InFocus Film School</a> offers a 1-year film production diploma program and a 1-year advanced documentary production program, among other diplomas and certificates. The school offers mentorship from working industry professionals. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and focus more on applied work; the promise is that students will <em>\"make 12 films in 12 months\".</em></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">InFocus also offers a <a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/summer-film-bootcamp/\" rel=\"noopener\">summer film boot camp</a> to <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">\"become a filmmaker in just one week\"</span>. This boot camp teaches how to direct, shoot and edit like a professional filmmaker. The school was founded in 2010.</p>\n<a id=\"simon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Simon Fraser U / film schools in BC</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Simon Fraser University has a <a href=\"http://www.sfu.ca/sca/programs/film.html\"><span class=\"s3\">4-year BFA film program</span></a> in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like TMU – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Major in Film (BFA)</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Extended Minor in Film</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Minor in Film and Video Studies</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"langara\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Langara College Film Arts</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Langara is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver. <span>The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span><a href=\"https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/film-arts/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Langara's film program</a> is an eight month intensive and collaborative educational experience in filmmaking: acting, writing and directing.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.</p>\n<a id=\"dal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/dalhousie-shutterstock_1401144638-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Dalhousie University\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Dalhousie has a <a href=\"https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/cinema-and-media-studies.html\"><span class=\"s3\">BA in Cinema and Media Studies</span></a>. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, <i>etc.</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”</p>\n<a id=\"uofm\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/programs/film-studies.html\">The University of Manitoba</a></span> offers two film studies degree options:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A.<span class=\"Apple-converted-space\">&nbsp; </span>Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years</li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.</p>\n<a id=\"red\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">A Prairie film program is the one at <a href=\"https://rdc.ab.ca/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s3\">Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta</span></a> – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.</p>\n<h2>Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i><i></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa\" rel=\" noopener\">The best filmmaking schools in the USA</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-schools-in-canada\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photography schools in Canada</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/film-school-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Film school insurance</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-best-filmmaking-schools-in-canada/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best film schools in Canada</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p5\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p6\"><strong>TMU image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock<br><strong>VFS image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock<br><strong>Dalhousie image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock</p>","postEmailContent":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>","postFeaturedImageIfEnabled":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg","postListContent":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">We’ll discuss (in no particular order):</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#ryerson\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Metropolitan University / best film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#tfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Film School / best film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#york\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">York University / top film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sheridan\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sheridan College / top film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#concordia\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Concordia University / best film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#inis\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">INIS / top film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#vfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Vancouver Film School / best film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#infocus\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">InFocus Film School / best film schools in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#langara\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Langara College Film Arts / best film college in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#simon\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Simon Fraser University / top film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#dal\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Dalhousie University / best film schools in Atlantic Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#uofm\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">University of Manitoba / best film schools in MB</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#red\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Red Deer College / best film schools in Alberta</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<br><a id=\"ryerson\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>TMU School of Image Arts / film schools in TO / Canada film school</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.ryerson.ca/programs/undergraduate/film-studies/\">TMU's Film Studies</a></span> 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.</p>\n<a id=\"tfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.torontofilmschool.ca/\">The Toronto Film School</a></span> offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.</p>\n<a id=\"york\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance &amp; Design / film schools in Toronto<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/film-production\">York University's Film Department</a></span> houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.</p>\n<a id=\"sheridan\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<h3>Sheridan BFTV grad Cameron Thorpe's testimonial about <a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\"noopener\">Front Row's short shoot insurance program</a>:</h3>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" title=\"YouTube video player\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/PHbRGsE15eQ?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><br><a href=\"https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/bachelor-of-film-and-television\">Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television</a></span> (BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.</p>\n<a id=\"concordia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Concordia University’s <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Hoppenheim_School_of_Cinema\"><span class=\"s3\">Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema</span></a> is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.</p>\n<a id=\"inis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/english\" rel=\"noopener\">The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</a> is a professional training centre based in Montreal, QC that offers programs in film, television and interactive media.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span>INIS is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and financially supported by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications. INIS has also received sponsorship support from Globalex/Front Row (workshop: <a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/nouvelle/initiation-transmedia-etudiants-ecriture-et-cinema\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Ateliers Transmédia Globalex</em></a>). This workshop is intended to prepare students for transformations brought about by new platforms in the field of audiovisual production and distribution. <a href=\"/staff/linda-dubuc\" rel=\"noopener\">Linda Dubuc</a> has been invited to speak to INIS students as an expert on film production insurance.</span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></p>\n<a id=\"vfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/vfs-shutterstock_1547800220-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Vancouver Film School\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be <a href=\"https://vfs.edu/\"><span class=\"s3\">Vancouver Film School</span></a> (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).</p>\n<a id=\"infocus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>InFocus film school / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/film-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">InFocus Film School</a> offers a 1-year film production diploma program and a 1-year advanced documentary production program, among other diplomas and certificates. The school offers mentorship from working industry professionals. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and focus more on applied work; the promise is that students will <em>\"make 12 films in 12 months\".</em></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">InFocus also offers a <a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/summer-film-bootcamp/\" rel=\"noopener\">summer film boot camp</a> to <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">\"become a filmmaker in just one week\"</span>. This boot camp teaches how to direct, shoot and edit like a professional filmmaker. The school was founded in 2010.</p>\n<a id=\"simon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Simon Fraser U / film schools in BC</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Simon Fraser University has a <a href=\"http://www.sfu.ca/sca/programs/film.html\"><span class=\"s3\">4-year BFA film program</span></a> in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like TMU – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Major in Film (BFA)</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Extended Minor in Film</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Minor in Film and Video Studies</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"langara\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Langara College Film Arts</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Langara is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver. <span>The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span><a href=\"https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/film-arts/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Langara's film program</a> is an eight month intensive and collaborative educational experience in filmmaking: acting, writing and directing.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.</p>\n<a id=\"dal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/dalhousie-shutterstock_1401144638-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Dalhousie University\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Dalhousie has a <a href=\"https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/cinema-and-media-studies.html\"><span class=\"s3\">BA in Cinema and Media Studies</span></a>. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, <i>etc.</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”</p>\n<a id=\"uofm\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/programs/film-studies.html\">The University of Manitoba</a></span> offers two film studies degree options:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A.<span class=\"Apple-converted-space\">&nbsp; </span>Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years</li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.</p>\n<a id=\"red\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">A Prairie film program is the one at <a href=\"https://rdc.ab.ca/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s3\">Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta</span></a> – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.</p>\n<h2>Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i><i></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa\" rel=\" noopener\">The best filmmaking schools in the USA</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-schools-in-canada\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photography schools in Canada</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/film-school-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Film school insurance</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-best-filmmaking-schools-in-canada/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best film schools in Canada</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p5\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p6\"><strong>TMU image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock<br><strong>VFS image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock<br><strong>Dalhousie image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock</p></span>","postListSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postRssContent":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>","postRssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg","postSummary":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n","postSummaryRss":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>","postTemplate":"prox_frontrow/templates/blog/blog-post.html","previewImageSrc":null,"previewKey":"bgEYqQHx","previousPostFeaturedImage":"https://61352.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/usc-shutterstock_467240276-forweb600.jpg","previousPostFeaturedImageAltText":"USC: Top Filmmaking Schools in the USA","previousPostName":"Top Filmmaking Schools in the USA / Best Film Schools in the US","previousPostSlug":"articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa","processingStatus":"PUBLISHED","propertyForDynamicPageCanonicalUrl":null,"propertyForDynamicPageFeaturedImage":null,"propertyForDynamicPageMetaDescription":null,"propertyForDynamicPageSlug":null,"propertyForDynamicPageTitle":null,"publicAccessRules":[{"ids":[],"type":"LIST_MEMBERSHIP"}],"publicAccessRulesEnabled":false,"publishDate":1597240702000,"publishDateLocalTime":1597240702000,"publishDateLocalized":{"date":1597240702000,"format":"medium","language":"en_US"},"publishImmediately":true,"publishTimezoneOffset":null,"publishedAt":1666206436445,"publishedByEmail":null,"publishedById":7915797,"publishedByName":null,"publishedUrl":"https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/best-filmmaking-schools-in-canada","resolvedDomain":"www.frontrowinsurance.com","resolvedLanguage":null,"rssBody":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>.</p>\n<!--more-->\n<p class=\"p1\">We’ll discuss (in no particular order):</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#ryerson\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Metropolitan University / best film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#tfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Film School / best film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#york\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">York University / top film schools in Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sheridan\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sheridan College / top film schools in Ontario</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#concordia\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Concordia University / best film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#inis\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">INIS / top film schools in Quebec</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#vfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Vancouver Film School / best film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#infocus\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">InFocus Film School / best film schools in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#langara\" rel=\"noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Langara College Film Arts / best film college in Vancouver</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#simon\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Simon Fraser University / top film schools in BC</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#dal\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Dalhousie University / best film schools in Atlantic Canada</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#uofm\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">University of Manitoba / best film schools in MB</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#red\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Red Deer College / best film schools in Alberta</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<br><a id=\"ryerson\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>TMU School of Image Arts / film schools in TO / Canada film school</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.ryerson.ca/programs/undergraduate/film-studies/\">TMU's Film Studies</a></span> 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.</p>\n<a id=\"tfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.torontofilmschool.ca/\">The Toronto Film School</a></span> offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.</p>\n<a id=\"york\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance &amp; Design / film schools in Toronto<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/film-production\">York University's Film Department</a></span> houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.</p>\n<a id=\"sheridan\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<h3>Sheridan BFTV grad Cameron Thorpe's testimonial about <a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\"noopener\">Front Row's short shoot insurance program</a>:</h3>\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed\" style=\"width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; max-width: 560px; max-height: 315px; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block;\">\n<div class=\"hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper\" style=\"position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.25%; margin: 0;\"><iframe class=\"hs-responsive-embed-iframe\" style=\"position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;\" title=\"YouTube video player\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" xml=\"lang\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/PHbRGsE15eQ?rel=0\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" data-service=\"youtube\"></iframe></div>\n</div>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><br><a href=\"https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/bachelor-of-film-and-television\">Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television</a></span> (BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.</p>\n<a id=\"concordia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Concordia University’s <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Hoppenheim_School_of_Cinema\"><span class=\"s3\">Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema</span></a> is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.</p>\n<a id=\"inis\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/english\" rel=\"noopener\">The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)</a> is a professional training centre based in Montreal, QC that offers programs in film, television and interactive media.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span>INIS is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and financially supported by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications. INIS has also received sponsorship support from Globalex/Front Row (workshop: <a href=\"https://www.inis.qc.ca/nouvelle/initiation-transmedia-etudiants-ecriture-et-cinema\" rel=\"noopener\"><em>Ateliers Transmédia Globalex</em></a>). This workshop is intended to prepare students for transformations brought about by new platforms in the field of audiovisual production and distribution. <a href=\"/staff/linda-dubuc\" rel=\"noopener\">Linda Dubuc</a> has been invited to speak to INIS students as an expert on film production insurance.</span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></p>\n<a id=\"vfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/vfs-shutterstock_1547800220-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Vancouver Film School\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be <a href=\"https://vfs.edu/\"><span class=\"s3\">Vancouver Film School</span></a> (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).</p>\n<a id=\"infocus\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>InFocus film school / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/film-production/\" rel=\"noopener\">InFocus Film School</a> offers a 1-year film production diploma program and a 1-year advanced documentary production program, among other diplomas and certificates. The school offers mentorship from working industry professionals. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and focus more on applied work; the promise is that students will <em>\"make 12 films in 12 months\".</em></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">InFocus also offers a <a href=\"https://infocusfilmschool.com/summer-film-bootcamp/\" rel=\"noopener\">summer film boot camp</a> to <span style=\"font-style: italic;\">\"become a filmmaker in just one week\"</span>. This boot camp teaches how to direct, shoot and edit like a professional filmmaker. The school was founded in 2010.</p>\n<a id=\"simon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Simon Fraser U / film schools in BC</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Simon Fraser University has a <a href=\"http://www.sfu.ca/sca/programs/film.html\"><span class=\"s3\">4-year BFA film program</span></a> in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like TMU – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Major in Film (BFA)</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Extended Minor in Film</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Minor in Film and Video Studies</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"langara\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Langara College Film Arts</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Langara is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver. <span>The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span><a href=\"https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/film-arts/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\">Langara's film program</a> is an eight month intensive and collaborative educational experience in filmmaking: acting, writing and directing.</span></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.</p>\n<a id=\"dal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/dalhousie-shutterstock_1401144638-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Dalhousie University\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Dalhousie has a <a href=\"https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/cinema-and-media-studies.html\"><span class=\"s3\">BA in Cinema and Media Studies</span></a>. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, <i>etc.</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”</p>\n<a id=\"uofm\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/programs/film-studies.html\">The University of Manitoba</a></span> offers two film studies degree options:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A.<span class=\"Apple-converted-space\">&nbsp; </span>Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years</li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.</p>\n<a id=\"red\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">A Prairie film program is the one at <a href=\"https://rdc.ab.ca/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s3\">Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta</span></a> – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.</p>\n<h2>Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i><i></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa\" rel=\" noopener\">The best filmmaking schools in the USA</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/best-photography-schools-in-canada\" rel=\"noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">The best photography schools in Canada</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/film-school-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"background-color: transparent;\">Film school insurance</a></li>\n<li class=\"p1\"><a href=\"https://stories.frontrowinsurance.com/the-best-filmmaking-schools-in-canada/\" rel=\"noopener\">Google Web Story: The best film schools in Canada</a></li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p5\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p6\"><strong>TMU image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock<br><strong>VFS image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock<br><strong>Dalhousie image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock</p>","rssSummary":"<p class=\"p1\">Let’s review some of the <strong>best filmmaking schools in 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filmmaking schools in Canada</strong>. We’ll discuss (in no particular order):</p>\n<!--more-->\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#ryerson\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Ryerson University</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#tfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Toronto Film School</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#york\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">York University</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#sheridan\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Sheridan College</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#concordia\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Concordia University</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#vfs\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Vancouver Film School</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#simon\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Simon Fraser University</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#dal\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Dalhousie University</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#uofm\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">University of Manitoba</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"li1\"><a href=\"#red\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s2\">Red Deer College</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n<br><a id=\"ryerson\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/ryerson-image-arts-shutterstock_789206398-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.ryerson.ca/programs/undergraduate/film-studies/\">Ryerson’s Film Studies</a></span> 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.</p>\n<a id=\"tfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://www.torontofilmschool.ca/\">The Toronto Film School</a></span> offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.</p>\n<a id=\"york\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance &amp; Design / film schools in Toronto<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/program/film-production\">York University's Film Department</a></span> houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.</p>\n<a id=\"sheridan\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/bachelor-of-film-and-television\">Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television</a></span> (BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.</p>\n<a id=\"concordia\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec<i></i></h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Concordia University’s <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Hoppenheim_School_of_Cinema\"><span class=\"s3\">Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema</span></a> is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.</p>\n<a id=\"vfs\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/vfs-shutterstock_1547800220-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Vancouver Film School\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be <a href=\"https://vfs.edu/\"><span class=\"s3\">Vancouver Film School</span></a> (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).</p>\n<a id=\"simon\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Simon Fraser U / film schools in Vancouver</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">Simon Fraser University has a <a href=\"http://www.sfu.ca/sca/programs/film.html\"><span class=\"s3\">4-year BFA film program</span></a> in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like Ryerson – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">Major in Film (BFA)</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Extended Minor in Film</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">Minor in Film and Video Studies</li>\n</ul>\n<a id=\"dal\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><i><img src=\"https://f.hubspotusercontent00.net/hubfs/61352/blog-image-uploads/Best%20Filmmaking%20Schools/dalhousie-shutterstock_1401144638-forweb600.jpg\" alt=\"Dalhousie University\" width=\"600\" style=\"width: 600px; display: block; margin: 0px auto;\"></i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">Dalhousie has a <a href=\"https://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/cinema-and-media-studies.html\"><span class=\"s3\">BA in Cinema and Media Studies</span></a>. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, <i>etc.</i></p>\n<p class=\"p1\">However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”</p>\n<a id=\"uofm\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/programs/film-studies.html\">The University of Manitoba</a></span> offers two film studies degree options:</p>\n<ul class=\"ul1\">\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A.<span class=\"Apple-converted-space\">&nbsp; </span>Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years</li>\n<li class=\"li1\">B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years</li>\n</ul>\n<p class=\"p1\">Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.</p>\n<a id=\"red\" data-hs-anchor=\"true\"></a>\n<h2>Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">A Prairie film program is the one at <a href=\"https://rdc.ab.ca/\" rel=\" noopener\"><span class=\"s3\">Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta</span></a> – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\">The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.</p>\n<h2>Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance</h2>\n<p class=\"p1\">If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://shortshoot.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><span class=\"s3\"><a href=\"https://digigearinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/\"><strong>Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy</strong></a></span> is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.</p>\n<p class=\"p4\">&nbsp;</p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><strong><i>About</i></strong><i>: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.</i><i></i></p>\n<h3>Related posts:</h3>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/articles/top-filmmaking-schools-in-the-usa\" rel=\" noopener\">The best filmmaking schools in the USA</a></p>\n<p class=\"p1\"><a href=\"/film-school-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Film school insurance</a></p>\n<p class=\"p5\" style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><i>DISCLAIMER</i></strong><i>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</i></p>\n<h3>Citations:</h3>\n<p class=\"p6\"><strong>Ryerson image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock<br><strong>VFS image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock<br><strong>Dalhousie image</strong>: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock</p>"},"deleted_at":1604597721109,"id":"post_body","label":"Blog Content","name":"post_body","type":"rich_text"}}}

The Best Filmmaking Schools in Canada / Top Film Schools in Canada

TMU School of Image Arts: Top Film Schools in Canada

Let’s review some of the best filmmaking schools in Canada.

We’ll discuss (in no particular order):


TMU School of Image Arts / film schools in TO / Canada film school

RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF IMAGE ARTS

TMU's Film Studies 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) program is a mix of theory and applied work, with a bit more emphasis on the applied. Students will take the standard film theory courses in the first few years of the program, with the final few years more focused on the creation of short film/video projects, namely the students’ “thesis film projects” in fourth year.

The program includes courses on cinematography, directing, design composition, screenwriting, and the business of film. The school has a “film cage” where film/video equipment can be borrowed by students working on school projects, but try to book early as the equipment can run out fast.

The faculty is decent, although some professors have a lot more relevant industry experience than others do. Notable alumni include filmmakers Jeremy Podeswa and Bruce McDonald.

Toronto Film School / film schools in Toronto

The Toronto Film School offers diplomas. It has an excellent reputation as a solid applied arts institution. The majority of the teachers comprising the school’s faculty are known for having film industry experience.

Courses cover editing, cinematography, audio production, camera and set procedures, screenwriting, budgeting and scheduling, and more. Following the completion of the film production diploma, students have the opportunity to apply for a work placement.

The school has four campuses throughout the GTA.

York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design / film schools in Toronto

York University's Film Department houses Canada's oldest film school. The university offers a 4-year BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Production, with a focus on filmmaking.

Courses include Intro to Filmmaking, Film Art, Editing Techniques, Production Planning and Management, among others.

Notable alumni include producer Niv Fichman and cinematographer Paul Sarossy.

Sheridan College / film schools in Toronto

Sheridan BFTV grad Cameron Thorpe's testimonial about Front Row's short shoot insurance program:


Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Film and Television
(BFTV) 4-year degree includes a work placement to prepare you for a career in film and television.

Courses include History of International Cinema, Introduction to Directing, Transmedia Storytelling, Business of Film and Television, Editing, Cinematography, and more.

Replacing the college’s three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's BFTV degree offers a combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning.

Concordia Film School / film schools in Montreal / film schools in Quebec

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is certainly Quebec’s most well-known and respected film school. It was established in 1976.

This Montreal-based school accepts about 200 students a year for study in the fields of animation, film production or film studies. Each track confers a separate BFA degree.

Notable alumni include animation pioneer Steven Woloshen and director Gary Burns.

The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS)

The National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS) is a professional training centre based in Montreal, QC that offers programs in film, television and interactive media.

INIS is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and financially supported by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications. INIS has also received sponsorship support from Globalex/Front Row (workshop: Ateliers Transmédia Globalex). This workshop is intended to prepare students for transformations brought about by new platforms in the field of audiovisual production and distribution. Linda Dubuc has been invited to speak to INIS students as an expert on film production insurance.

Vancouver Film School / film schools in Vancouver

Vancouver Film School

Certainly, the most well-known film school in Western Canada would be Vancouver Film School (VFS). The school offers 12-month diplomas and it has “pathway programs” to bachelor’s degrees with universities, including Capilano and Wilfrid Laurier.

Courses include acting, film production, makeup design, sound design and writing. Specializations are available in directing, cinematography, producing, post-production, and more.

Notable alumni include directors Neill Blomkamp and Kevin Smith (dropped out).

InFocus film school / film schools in Vancouver

InFocus Film School offers a 1-year film production diploma program and a 1-year advanced documentary production program, among other diplomas and certificates. The school offers mentorship from working industry professionals. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and focus more on applied work; the promise is that students will "make 12 films in 12 months".

InFocus also offers a summer film boot camp to "become a filmmaker in just one week". This boot camp teaches how to direct, shoot and edit like a professional filmmaker. The school was founded in 2010.

Simon Fraser U / film schools in BC

Simon Fraser University has a 4-year BFA film program in their School for the Contemporary Arts. The program is interdisciplinary and – like TMU – includes a blend of theory and applied work. In every year of the program, students make their own films, while also taking academic film studies courses.

SFU’s film program offers three possible options for study:

  • Major in Film (BFA)
  • Extended Minor in Film
  • Minor in Film and Video Studies

Langara College Film Arts

Langara is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver. The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated.

Langara's film program is an eight month intensive and collaborative educational experience in filmmaking: acting, writing and directing.

The program offers post-accreditation certificates in three streams of study; Writing for the Screen, Acting for the Screen, and Directing for the Screen.

Dalhousie U / film schools in Atlantic Canada

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie has a BA in Cinema and Media Studies. The program is more academic in nature, with a focus on theory, the analysis of visual language, film history, etc.

However, the program’s associated School of Performing Arts enables enrolled students to engage in “experiential learning for academic credit through placement with an established organization in the field of cinema and media.”

University of Manitoba / film schools in Winnipeg

The University of Manitoba offers two film studies degree options:

  • B.A.  Bachelor of Arts General, Major in Film Studies - 3 years
  • B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Film Studies - 4 years

Faculty teach a mix of courses on topics such as film aesthetics, video gaming, international cinema and filmmaking. U of M students have access to the Media Lab, a post-production space, as well as film production equipment, including digital cameras, sound recording gear, and more.

Red Deer College / film schools in Alberta

A Prairie film program is the one at Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta – they offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film. RDC has 20+ years of experience offering programming in film production.

The college has its own 100-seat cinema, dedicated sound stage, and equipment facilities.

The practicum in the fourth year of the program involves gaining industry-related work experience.

Get Film School Insurance | Film School Short Film Project Insurance | Short-Term Film Production Insurance

If you are in film school or thinking about going, you’ll almost inevitably end up working on short film/video projects that will require insurance. Consider Front Row’s online policies.

Front Row’s Short Shoot insurance policy is a good option for insuring these short-term film school projects. Coverage for up to 15 consecutive days of filming. You can get a quote in two minutes and purchase a policy 100% online.

Front Row’s DigiGear insurance policy is a good option for insuring your filmmaking gear, including your film camera(s). You can get a quote and purchase a policy online in five minutes.

 

About: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent film insurance broker that provides film insurance for a very low cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row works diligently with clients and insurers to expedite the payment of claims.

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DISCLAIMER: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.

Citations:

TMU image: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 789206398, Shutterstock
VFS image: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1547800220, Shutterstock
Dalhousie image: Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1401144638, Shutterstock

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