Toronto Film School

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Writing for Film & Television - Online

Toronto Film School

Degree:Associate; Online
Field of Study:Playwriting and Screenwriting
Writing, General
Length:24 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $38,060

Cost listed is the total fee for the program.

Careers:PlaywrightsAuthors and Writers


The writing program is designed to replicate the process and environment of the film and television industry. Our faculty of renowned writers, with credits such as Mr. D, Frontier, Inspector Gadget and Sneaky Pete, add insight and credibility to the industry-like environment. Online classes are styled after industry writing rooms with collaborative story sessions. You will learn how to pitch, write, produce and edit for all formats of film and television, including sitcoms, one-hour dramas, feature films, new media, broadcast news, commercials and PSAs, and factual entertainment.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To apply for our Writing For Film & TV Associate Diploma you will require a Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) from a Canadian province, territory or equivalent.

    If you are over 18 years old and have not graduated from high school, you must complete a mature student test which can be administered online. Please discuss with your Admissions Advisor.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Portfolio

    We want to read your work! Submit a portfolio of at least two creative writing pieces, including any of the following:

    • Short stories (no more than two pages)
    • Opinion articles (no more than two pages)
    • Journal entries (no more than two pages)
    • Short film/sketch scripts (no more than five pages)

    Although it isn’t required, we encourage you to submit more than two portfolio samples or to supplement your portfolio with any other relevant writing samples. Please note, submitted material will not be returned.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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