Film + Integrated Digital
The home of Canada's film talent.
Join the next generation of changemakers in the landscape of film. Through the BFA Film Studies you will be equipped with the foundational skills that encompass the world of film: conceptual and artistic to technical and critical.
Uncover the best way of telling your story and engaging an audience, through cinematic techniques and skills. Learn by doing and gain hands-on experience in all aspects of film, from cinematography and sound design to filming with digital and analog technologies. Over the course of your studies, you’ll forge lasting collaborations with your peers by creating a body of documentary, experimental, and scripted short films.
Inspire the world through your lens.
Embrace our supportive student community and develop deep connections with your peers. Film is a collaborative medium, and your classmates will become your professional network.
Take advantage of access to state-of-the-art, industry-grade equipment and facilities offered by Image Arts – including a suite of celluloid and digital cameras and lenses, sound stage, screening rooms, film processing lab, film editing suites, audio mixing facilities, and more.
Work in the heart of Toronto, Canada’s top hub for all facets of production, including notable streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Canada's film industry is at your doorstep.
Premiere your fourth-year thesis film and network with industry professionals at the annual Image Arts Film Festival, where many films go on to other international film festivals and win awards— TIFF, Cannes, Sundance... just to name a few.
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Learn the technical and storytelling skills needed to produce short and long films in this world-class film program. Gain experience in all areas of filmmaking including writing, directing, producing, cinematography, sound, art direction and editing, combined with film history and critical theory.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements:
- Minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration, subject to competition.
- Project Outline.
- Written Statement.
Beyond the Cinema
The Integrated Digital (ID) Option is available to film and photography students starting in third year. It comprises studio, technical, and theory courses with a particular emphasis on digital media and emerging creative technologies. The ID Option is designed to expand creative and conceptual skills beyond the traditional borders of film and photography. Areas such as multi-channel, titling, web-based image book design are among the many hybrid art and design practices offered in the ID Option.
Celebrating our Talent
The Image Arts Film Festival is an annual student-run festival which premieres the thesis films made by the film studies students. Every May since 1998, the festival originally known as RUFF has showcased some of the best student films made in Canada, which have gone on to play at international film festivals and win Canadian Screen Awards. We provide student filmmakers with a platform to launch their careers in film and connect with leading industry players.
Alicia K Harris, Love Stinks.
Kazik Radqwanski, Princess Margaret Blvd.
Aaron Kopff, Sounds Like Silence.
Tyson Breuer, Three Small Words