The University of British Columbia - Vancouver

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Film Production

The University of British Columbia - Vancouver

Faculty:Theatre & Film
Field of Study:Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Length:3 Year(s)


The Diploma in Film Production Program consists of three years of concentrated study with the completion of 60 required credits. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in arts, science or commerce.

Students learn the theory and techniques of motion picture production in lectures, technical seminars and through working on collaborative digital film projects completed to professional standards. There are options to study more deeply in the areas of documentary filmmaking, alternative cinema, screenwriting and producing.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
The Film Production Diploma program can only admit 15 – 20 students per year from the large number of applications submitted. Applicants are assessed in three broad criteria: creative and professional potential as demonstrated in the portfolio, grades in post-secondary courses, and experience in production for film or related areas. In selecting candidates for the Diploma Program, preference will be given to students with the best evidence of creative ability, however, grades and academic history will also be important. Admission is very competitive; applicants should make every effort to submit outstanding work and outstanding grades. The application review committee will review each application carefully.

* 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.

Modified on July 13, 2020