Capilano University

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Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Motion Picture Arts
Field of Study:Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Documentary Production
Length:8 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $13,238
International: $29,744

Cost includes additional fees.

Careers:InfluencerCinematographersPhotographic Film Processors


We're meeting the needs of emerging documentary filmmakers in a rapidly changing industry.

In the Documentary Certificate program, you'll build the skills to produce, direct, write and edit documentaries or specialized productions under award-winning filmmakers' mentorship.

You'll understand how production cycles work, from story concept and development to pre-production, production, post-production, distribution, and marketing phases.


Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
Additional Admission Requirements:

    • Interview
    • Essay/Letter: two or three pages indicating interest in the documentary and factual entertainment field and any previous related experience (if applicable)

    Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

    Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

    * 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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