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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.

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

Additional Costs

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

Pathways

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

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

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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.

 

 

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$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:
  • Consecutive Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Technological Education

The consecutive BEd (Technological Education) Program at York University is open to Humber graduates who have successfully completed the Film and Television Production Advanced Diploma program. Consistent with all other BEd programs at York, the Technological Education option requires completion of 60 credits offered in two consecutive Fall/Winter sessions in addition to the requirements of the student’s program at the sending institution.

Individuals who successfully complete the Consecutive BEd (Technological Education) program and who have successfully completed an approved applied degree or advanced diploma and a minimum of 2 years (24 months) of work experience related to the areas of Technological Education selected as options in the program of professional education will be eligible for recommendation by York University to receive a Certificate of Qualification in Technological Education from the Ontario College of Teachers so they may teach Technological Education in an Ontario Secondary School. Agreement covers admission up to F/W 2021 session. Candidates must apply to York University.  

 Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:
  • BA in Communication
  • Film Studies

Humber and Centenary University have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of Humber graduates with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades for advanced standing into Centenary University.  

Graduates with a GPA of B- or 80-82% in Humber's Film and Television Production Advanced Diploma may receive up to 64 credits towards the BA in Communication, Film Studies program.  Sixty-four (64) remaining credits may be required for program completion.  Final advanced standing granted to an applicant requires an assessment of transcripts and electives taken.

Humber applicants are required to submit the following to Centenary:

  • a completed application form (with essay where applicable) along with the application fee
  • official Humber transcript sent directly to Centenary from Humber
  • verification of high school graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Humber Program Coordinator, specifying why the student is a good candidate for the program.

For more information, contact:

Tina Tang, Associate Director of International Admissions
hongrong.tang@centenaryuniversity.edu

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Media - Screen Practice and Production

Humber students who have successfully completed the Broadcast Television/Videography Diploma or the Film and Television Production Advanced Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements may apply for the Bachelor of Media - Screen Practice and Production at Macquarie University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:
  • Business Bachelor of Business Administration

For those students who complete a 3 year diploma at Humber, Davenport University will grant the student 90 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program. You will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours (approximately one year of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 3 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:
  • Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Programs:
  • BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

Humber Graduates who have successfully completed the Humber College Film and Television Production Advanced Diploma and who have achieved an overall Grade Point Average of 2.3 or 64%, will be granted Advanced Standing into the Sunderland Programme BA (Hons) Digital Film Production (Year 3).  Any Humber student wishing to apply to a Sunderland Programme must apply for the Sunderland Programme through UCAS or directly to the University via online.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

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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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Complete both individual and collaborative interactive media projects effectively.
  • Select and use best practices and tools to design and develop dynamic, rich-media content.
  • Assess the requirements of a complex* interactive media project.
  • Develop, budget, plan and professionally present a complex* interactive media project.
  • Design a complex* media project (interface, navigation, graphics, text treatment) using best practice design and development principles, and applying conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
  • Build effective and dynamic complex* Web sites and/or mobile applications.
  • Identify and analyze ethical and professional issues arising in an online environment.
  • Apply research and conceptual skills to propose optimal solutions for mobile/multimedia/Web development problems.
  • Select and use creative and critical thinking techniques in the effective design, development and implementation of a complex* interactive media project.
  • Evaluate the financial, technical and artistic success of a complex* interactive media project.


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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

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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.

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 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.

Student Wins Cinematography Scholarship

Congratulations to third-year student Michael Kashuba on winning the William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship for 2018.

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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