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Film and Television Production

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: 04831Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:


  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Information Session

  • Applicants will attend an information session, during which they will complete a writing sample on a topic assigned during the session. Applicants must register for this session. See below for registration instructions.

    Registration Instructions

  • Questionnaire

  • The questionnaire will focus on your interest in the program and knowledge of the industry. You are encouraged to answer the questions as fully as possible.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,922.70
  • international: $16,673.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$1,400 (for year one); $700 (for year two); $1,500 (for year three) - film productions.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,311.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,316.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$350.00$350.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,311.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,316.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$350.00$350.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$6,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$1,000.00$1,000.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,461.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,166.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$500.00$500.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 70 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

 

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Andrew Stevenson, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5696
andrew.stevenson@humber.ca
mediastudies.humber.ca

Michael Glassbourg, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4489
michael.glassbourg@humber.ca

 

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How To Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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In Humber’s Film and Television Production (FMTV) advanced diploma program, you will gain hands-on experience with production and videography equipment from your first days at school. Industry experts will train you in the skills required for success in the film industry. Find your niche and develop team-building and collaboration skills by working in specialized roles on commercials, documentaries and short films. A wide variety of filmmaking, editing and cinematography courses will help you achieve well-rounded capabilities and create head-turning work.

At Humber FMTV you will:

- fine tune film and TV production abilities using industry-standard production equipment in large, well-equipped studios and state-of-the-art video and audio editing suites

- gain valuable experience in every aspect of production including script writing, lighting, direction, shooting, post-production, distribution and exhibition

- complete your education with training in business and marketing, opportunities to connect with industry professionals, and a final-semester work placement

- premiere your work at high-profile program showcase screenings.

Student films produced in FMTV are regularly selected for a number of leading film festivals including TIFF Top Ten, Hot Docs, Montreal World Film Festival and Air Canada EnRoute.

This program will be offered at the Lakeshore Campus beginning in 2021.

Courses Program Standards


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Work Placement

The program features a work placement that runs from four to eight weeks. Instructors work with students to find a suitable placement, enabling them to hone their skill sets in a professional environment. Toronto and southern Ontario are home to numerous television and film production, post-production, lighting and sound companies. Humber has strong relationships with these firms, with many having worked with students before, giving you an advantage when applying for your placement.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2018NorthClosedClosed
September 2019NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Experience

fmtv video

Watch the video to see how Humber's third year FMTV students showcased their final Independent Projects and commercials at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for friends, family and industry personnel.

group of students from fmtv production class

 Watch the video to find out about Humber's Film and Television Production advanced diploma program.

Humber Reel

Film and Television Production (FMTV) diploma program video

 Watch the video to see some of the amazing work done by our Film and TV Production students

Voorje

Voorje video

Watch the video to see the work done by our Film and TV Production students

Machinima

Watch the video to see Film & TV Production and Game Programming students partner to create a video game

Voyeur - Best Student Film

FMTV Grad Matthew Read and his film Voyeur won the Norman McLaren Award for Best Student Film at the 2016 Montreal World Wide Film Festival. Watch the trailer for Voyeur.

Bosniak - A Student Success Story

Synopsis

16-year-old Nadzija is forced to the limits of her humanity in order to survive the Bosnian War. She is accompanied by Vesna, a widowed mother of an infant boy, as they attempt to reach a refugee camp together. The consequences of their actions continue to haunt them decades later.

About Bosniak

Bosniak is a short film written, directed and produced by Film and Television Production (FMTV) Diploma program graduate Kejd Kuqo. Since the film's completion, it has been generating buzz on the festival circuit worldwide. Below is a list of past and upcoming festivals that have or will be screening the film.

Festival and Awards Screenings

Below is a list of all the festivals and awards Bosniak has had the pleasure of screening at.

  • Air Canada On Route Film Festival
  • Big River Film Festival (Best Student Film)
  • Cannes Film Festival Short Films Corner
  • Concordia Film Festival
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinema
  • First Step Film Festival
  • Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival
  • Future of Film Showcase
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
  • InShort Film Festival
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Riverrun International Film Festival
  • Snowtown Film Festival (Best Foreign Film)
  • South East European Film Festival
  • Sunscreen Film Festival West
  • Toronto International Short Film Festival
  • Toronto Youth Shorts (Industry Choice, Achievement in Film Directing- Fiction,
    Audience Choice)
  • Winchester Film Festival
  • Worldfest - Houston (Remi Winner)
  • Yale Film Festival

Student Testimonial

"In our first month, we were working on editing productions, using equipment and getting experience. Humber also taught me a lot about working with people, so my boss is comfortable with me dealing directly with clients. I was hired before graduating by the same company where I did my placement." - Katie, graduate post-production sound editor, Urban Post

Your Career

Take action with a fast-paced career in the growing film and television production industry.

Our program has prepared hundreds of graduates for a range of permanent and freelance positions in television, feature film production and post-production. These positions include writing, directing, producing, camera operation, lighting, sound recording, and picture and sound editing. Additionally, graduates work in casting, location scouting, marketing and distribution. According to Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ontario's film and TV industry supported more than 35,000 jobs in 2016 and contributed $1.7 billion to Ontario's economy.

Humber works with our industry partners to use their expertise in designing the program, ensuring you earn a credential that industry respects and opens doors for you.

Humber Students Win 2018 Applied Arts Student Awards

Six Media Studies & Information Technology students won several Applied Arts Student Awards.

"None of the Above" Airs On TVO

As part of a Short Doc Contest, TVO aired Humber's FMTV's "None of the Above" on February 26th, 2017.

"Land of Nod" Wins Runner-Up

FMTV thesis film "Land of Nod" wins Runner-Up in Best Live Action category in Canada's Top Ten Student Shorts Programme on January 14, 2017.

TIFF Top 10

Humber College Film & Television Production Advanced Diploma Program's "The Land of Nod" (2016) makes TIFF Top Ten and was screened as part of the 16th Annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival in January 2017.

Reign - Humber College's First Feature Film

Breath of Life - A Student Documentary

Breath of Life is a second-year documentary film by second-year Film & Television Production students Fiona Cleary (Director) and Justin MacDonald (Producer). The film was in competition as part of the EnRoute Film Festival and was seen on all of Air Canada's in-flight entertainment systems on August 1, 2016.

People's Choice Award Winners!

Justin MacDonald and Fiona Cleary couldn't be more deserving of the People's Choice Award.

Mina Walking

Mina Walking, a film by Andrew Korogyi and FMTV grad, Yosef Baraki has been awarded the first ever 'Discovery Award' at the Canadian Screen Awards!

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