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Advanced Filmmaking-Certificate
Advanced Filmmaking-Certificate

Advanced Filmmaking-Certificate

  • ID:FC10008
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Week:$384.93
  • LivingFee/Week:$31.25
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$104.49
  • TuitionFee/Week:$384.93
  • LivingFee/Week:$31.25
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$104.49
Estimated Total/program:
$19,264.79
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A College Diploma or College Advanced Diploma in:
    • Audio Post Production OR
    • Broadcasting - Television OR
    •  Multi Media Design and Production OR
    • Interactive Media Design and Production OR
    • Interactive Media Design OR
  • Fine Art OR
  •  Photography OR
  • Theatre Arts - Performance OR
  • Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media
  • OR
  • General Arts and Science (Film Studies Major) College Diploma
  • OR
  • A Degree in Film Studies, Communication Arts, Fine Arts, Media or Design 
  • OR
  • An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
  • OR
  • A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

  English requirements

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

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  

  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years

  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years

  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Course Information

A hands-on filmmaking experience 

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

Films will be produced in collaboration with your classmates, as well as with students from Fanshawe’s Theatre, Audio Post-Production and Visual Effects & Editing programs. 
You will also gain a strong understanding of the Canadian film industry, learn from many guest lecturers and have the option of taking on an internship with one of our many industry partners.

Brock University Articulation Agreement

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

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Level 1

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FILM-6001, Documentary Film History & Theory, 2, ,

  • BUSI-6004, The Business of Media, 2, ,

  • COMM-6012, Writing for Media, 3, ,

  • FILM-6019, The People & the Process, 2, ,

  • FILM-6016, Cinematography 1, 2, ,

  • FILM-6004, Editing 1, 1.5, ,

  • FILM-6020, Production 1, 5.5, ,

  • FILM-6021, Production Sound, 2, ,

  • DEVL-6022, Project Development 1, 2, ,

Level 2

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FILM-6015, Canadian Narrative Cinema, 2, ,

  • DEVL-6013, Career Planning, 2, ,

  • MKTG-6014, Marketing & Distribution, 2, ,

  • FILM-6008, Production Logistics, 2, ,

  • FILM-6017, Cinematography 2, 2, ,

  • FILM-6010, Editing 2, 1.5, ,

  • FILM-6011, Directing, 1, ,

  • FILM-6022, Production 2, 5.5, ,

  • DEVL-6023, Project Development 2, 2, ,

Level 3

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FILM-6014, Internship/Capstone Independent Study, 8.4, ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 835.98 CAD

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