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Toronto Film School offers a fast and effective path to an exciting career in film, television, theatre, fashion, graphic design or video game design.

What sets Toronto Film School apart is that right from the start, students begin the transformative process of turning raw energy and creativity into the practical skills demanded by the competitive world of the entertainment industry. Students will be filming, editing, performing, writing and designing in a high-energy environment, preparing for exciting careers within the entertainment industry– with the guidance of industry professionals and supportive faculty, who understand what it takes to succeed.

Toronto Film SchoolOther information

Start dates
Depends on the program, please contact our University Pathway department.
Application Deadline
Rolling Admission
Language Requirement
BLI English Level 9
If you need accommodation during the time you are taking your program please contact our housing department.
Program offered in
FILM PRODUCTION | 3 Years (6 semesters)

The Film Production Diploma program offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education across all areas of filmmaking. You’ll experience every phase of pre-production, production and post production, writing and analyzing screenplays, developing storyboards, creating shot lists and preparing budgets and schedules. You’ll learn to shoot, direct, block, light scenes and capture audio, as well as assemble, cut and manipulate footage. Mentored by leading industry professionals, you’ll develop a wide variety of productions from documentaries to commercials, public service announcements, short films, music videos, and even the beginnings of that feature you’ve always dreamt of making. You’ll leave the program with the creative, technical and business expertise to launch your career in the film industry.

ACTING FOR FILM, TV AND THEATRE | 3 Years (6 semesters)

The Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre program applies the Stanislavski Method (living truthfully under imaginary circumstances) to blend film and television acting with the critical foundations of stage technique. You’ll explore all artistic, technical and business areas of acting, through practical, hands-on training. From movement to voice and improvisation, you’ll learn the foundations of acting for the camera and stage, as well as the skills for voiceover, hosting, screenwriting, pitching, producing, directing, video editing, auditioning and career management. You’ll leave the program with a professional portfolio showcasing a complete range of theatre and film performances, from short films to voiceovers and a professional downtown stage play.

WRITING FOR FILM AND TV | 3 Years (6 semesters)

The Writing for Film & TV Diploma program is designed to replicate the process and environment of the film and television industry. Classes are styled after industry writing rooms with table-reads, on-set show-running and industry-standard editing software. You’ll learn how to pitch, write, produce and edit for all formats of film and television, including sitcoms, one-hour dramas, TV movies, feature films, new media, documentaries, broadcasts, news, commercials and PSA’s, and  factual entertainment.

You’ll also have the unique opportunity to bring your original scripts to life as film and TV productions, collaborating in cross-industry teams with students in film production, acting and video game design. You’ll leave the program with a full range of produced pieces and an industry-ready portfolio showcasing your writing across film and television formats.

FASHION DESIGN | 3 Years (6 semesters)

Learn how to take a fashion design from concept through to finished product and onto the runway. You’ll explore the entire process of bringing your designs to life, from basic drawing, draping, sewing to computer illustration and pattern-making. The program will also prepare you for the business of fashion, including marketing yourself and building industry recognition through national fashion competitions.You’ll leave the program with a diverse professional portfolio that showcases your personal design vision and final finished collection.


The Marketing for Fashion & Entertainment Diploma blends fashion and marketing across the entertainment industry. You’ll learn the principles of fashion marketing, brand management, merchandising, trend forecasting, visual merchandising and fashion buying. You’ll also explore event planning, styling, public relations and social media. With field-trips to fashion showrooms, retailers, public events, PR firms and design studios, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the fashion and entertainment industries.


From concept through to development, you’ll explore the entire 2D and 3D game design process. Modelled on the team environments of the video game industry, you’ll design and commercialize mid-large scale games with peer designers, as well as programmers in Video Game Design & Development. You’ll learn how to create artwork and animations, compose audio effect and music, and develop production and business plans. Over the course of the program, you’ll build a robust portfolio of video games showcasing your creative and business expertise as a video game artist.


In team environments modelled after the video game industry, you’ll explore all areas of video game design and development for mobile, PC, web and console. From concept through to development and marketing, you’ll learn the entire game creation process in a variety of roles, including programming, game design, interface development, production, audio and sound, as well as business plans and commercial strategies. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to work with students in design and animation to create and commercialize a multi-level interactive game. At the end of the program, you’ll leave with a diverse portfolio of video games that showcase your industry-ready skills to tackle any game production challenge.


The Graphic Design & Interactive Media Diploma program will prepare you to think critically and execute visual solutions across print, digital platforms and motion graphics, including communications, marketing, and branding, as well as layout, editorial, art direction and packaging. You’ll explore multiple perspectives on the design process from a variety of guest speakers and outside creative professionals who will also critique your work. At the end of 12 months, you’ll leave with a well-rounded portfolio and the creative and technical skills to launch your career in design.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program you must:

  • Have a High School diploma
  • Have successfully completed BLI English level 9
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • A copy of a valid passport
  • A copy of your birth certificate in English, notarized and translated
  • A copy of your high school diploma and transcript in English, notarized and translated
  • A copy of your study permit
  • Proof of English level (BLI level or Official exam)
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