- Type: Diploma
- Location: Canada
- Duration: 18 Months
- Deadline: Ongoing
Course DescriptionDigital Filmmaking
18-Month Professional Diploma
Set the scene for your success.
You’ve always loved movies, and the idea of telling stories through the magic of filmmaking keeps you up at night. You know that a successful production relies on much more than the director and talent under the spotlight. You understand that every crewmember, from grips to set decorators, plays an important role in the final product that hits the screen. Are you ready to dive into one of these exciting roles and say “Action!” to your career in film?
British Columbia has the third largest film industry in North America—behind only Hollywood and New York. Centre for Arts and Technology has developed a reputation as “the filmmaker’s film school”. The reason? All of our students get the chance to direct at least one of their own short films, and gain experience on both small independent film shoots and larger budget productions.
Your instructors at Centre for Arts and Technology are top pros who have worked their way up the rungs of the film industry ladder, collecting valuable knowledge and industry insights along the way. You’ll gain from their wisdom regarding every aspect of film production. Your days will be spent in our custom-built production studio, industry-quality editing labs, and working as crewmembers on the sets of local productions.
In just 18 months, this accelerated program will teach you: Production Planning-Budgeting-Screenwriting for Narrative Films-Cinematography-Lighting, Composition and Framing-Film Blocking and Staging Casting and Directing-Digital Technology-Post Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Pro Tools-Proposal Writing, Financial Backing, Marketing and Distribution-Promotion and Film Festival Submission.
Graduates of the Digital Filmmaking program go on to careers locally and all around the world. You could launch your career as a:
- Camera Operator/Director of Photography (DOP)
- Lighting Technician
- Production Assistant
- Locations Audio
- Director/Assistant Director
- Independent or Documentary Filmmaker
- Production Designer
"Centre for Arts and Technology had everything I hoped for: a small class size, one-on-one attention, and dedicated instructors. I get to make art every day and it never feels like work. For all you potential students-be prepared to make something awesome out of your life. Anyone who takes this course is in for a real treat."
– Carly Sappier