BFA in Production

The BFA in Production offers a comprehensive curriculum in all aspects of filmmaking. Courses in the creative crafts of cinematography, editing and sound are offered alongside studies in the concepts and practices of screenwriting, directing and producing. Students work in a full range of digital and film formats, utilizing industry-standard production and post-production facilities, to produce work of fully professional calibre.

The program combines in-depth technical instruction with a strong emphasis on the creative aspects of film as a medium of storytelling, social engagement, and self-expression.

Small classes (From 25 students in first year to 10 – 15 students in third and fourth year) allow for strong mentoring by our internationally recognized (and continuously productive) faculty.

The rich Cinema and Media Studies component included in the BFA in Production gives our students an edge, developing our students ability to not only make moving images but to think, talk and write about them, and to understand the historical and theoretical framework in which they are produced.

Academic Calendar – Degree Requirements

How to apply to the BFA program in Production

Sample Courses

1020- Intro to Filmmaking II

Offers instruction in the fundamental concepts, procedures and techniques of visual and audio production as an idea is taken from the script to the screen. Course work includes the production of several short projects in various formats. Students are required to purchase production materials. Prerequisite FA/FILM 1120 3.00. Note: Required of all first-year BFA film majors specializing in production. Enrolment is limited to BFA film majors.

1400 6.-Film Art:An Introduction

Introduces the aesthetics, theory and history of film. Lectures concentrate on the elements of film, including narrative structure, visual composition and the uses of sound and editing. Documentary, experimental and feature films are encompassed. Note: Required of all Film majors and minors. Course credit exclusion: FA/FILM 1401 6.00. Note: Required of all first-year BA and BFA Film majors. Enrolment is limited to BA and BFA Film majors.

2010 9.0 -Film and Video Production

Offers an intensive exploration of the techniques basic to film and electronic production. The emphasis is on producing several short subjects in both media for the widest possible experience and exploration of different forms in both media. Five hours. Prerequisites: FA/FILM 1020 3.00 and permission of the Department of Film. Previously offered as: FA/FILM 2010 6.00.

3130 3.0-Editing Technique I

Explores the practice, aesthetics and theory of image editing. Over the course of the term, students will engage in a series of short exercises covering a variety of styles, genres and modes. Prerequisites: FA/FILM 2010 6.00 or FA/FILM 2010 9.00 and permission of the Film Department.

4175 3.0-Production Planning and Management II

Provides advanced study of production management and producing for film: financing, budgeting, scheduling, assistant directing, and the coordination of cast, crew, locations and departments. Each student will production-manage a level film. Prerequisite: FA/FILM 3175 3.00.