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Get ready for a career in advanced television and film.
Develop your skills and creativity
ATVF integrates the practical, technical and creative aspects of television and film studies while providing direct, industry-relevant experience. You'll develop your creativity while gaining the specialized skills you need to bring your ideas and vision to life on the screen. You'll also acquire an understanding of new technologies and production methods, enabling you to stay current.
Get immersed in the industry
- Learn sophisticated production techniques and explore a variety of digital image capture systems and technologies.
- Gain skills in areas such as directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound, production design and post-production.
- Build career connections during a four-week job placement.
- Produce dramatic or documentary films.
Professional faculty and facilities
Our instructors and production facilities rank second to none among film schools in Canada. You'll work in professional surroundings, learn from practicing filmmakers with years of industry experience, and be immersed in the culture of the television and film industry — and, in just one academic year, you can become part of it.
In the technical areas, camera students will work in professional-style camera teams coached by industry gaffers, 1st ACs and cinematographers. Students shoot on both documentary and cinema cameras. Audio students are trained in software such as Pro Tools. Sheridan has two industry-style mixing theatres for audio mix playback. Students can screen their final films on a cinema-size screen with an industry-quality projector and a Dolby surround-sound environment.
Award-winning film students and graduates
Sheridan's Advanced Television and Film (ATVF) program provides a benchmark of excellence for film schools in Canada. Our student work consistently wins awards at film festivals in North America, and our camera students have won Canadian Society of Cinematographer "Best Student Cinematography" nominations in two of the last three years. Our graduates continue to achieve professional and artistic success with nominations for Oscars, Emmys, Canadian Screen Awards and ACE (Editing) awards.
Outstanding career preparation
We're unique because we train students to understand emerging technology and industrial workflows so our graduates are well placed to work anywhere notwithstanding technological change. New interactive courses keep students current.
More about ATVF
ATVF is designed for students who already hold a college diploma or university degree, and for working professionals who want to upgrade their skill set. The program belongs to CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision), an international consortium of the world's major television and film schools.
ATVF film work has been produced in studio and Toronto locations. Some student productions have been filmed in international locations in China, India, Europe and South America.
Graduates also find opportunities with broadcasters, suppliers and technology groups.
The program is three semesters in length, with classes from September to June and a self-directed placement in July and August.
In addition to the tuition/fees for this program, students should plan to spend approximately $2,000–$5,000 on materials and supplies, depending on their Master Class focus.
Sheridan Advanced Television and Film courses are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
Students must complete 18 credits in Semester 1.
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 50330 Production Process 3
Students are assigned to two Master Classes as per the application process. Students continue in assigned Master Classes for the duration of the program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 58823 Producing 1 6 MEDA 58111 Directing: Narrative and Documentary 6 LITT 58642 Intro to Screenwriting: Fiction and Non-Fiction 6 MEDA 54876 Editing for Film and TV 1 6 MEDA 59276 Audio Production and Post-production 1 6 MEDA 54127 Camera and Lighting Techniques 1 6 ANIM 50261 Compositing 6
Students select an elective course to reach 18 credits in Semester 1.
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 55708 Digital Media Strategies 3 MEDA 54450 Camera and Lighting Technology 3 MEDA 52819 Production Design 3
Students must complete 17 credits in Semester 2.
CODE TITLE CREDITS LIFE 53659 Career Design 1 MEDA 53435 Post-Production Process 1
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 59999 Producing 2 6 MEDA 58694 Directing 2: Narrative and Documentary 6 LITT 56018 Writing for Production 6 MEDA 50682 Editing for Film and TV 2 6 MEDA 50130 Audio Production and Post-production 2 6 MEDA 56481 Camera and Lighting 2 6 ANIM 53551 Advanced Compositing 6
Students select an elective course to reach 17 credits in Semester 2.
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 56953 Set Management 3 MEDA 53863 Design Team Practice 3
Students must complete 10 credits in Semester 3.
CODE TITLE CREDITS FLPL 58291 Career Applications 6 MEDA 52361 Advanced Skills Applications 4
Courses subject to change.
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A degree or 2–3 year diploma (media-related is desired)
in the case of no educational credential, a minimum of two years' verifiable industry experience (post high school).
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of:
Previous academic achievement, demonstrated experience and the evaluation of their portfolio including: letter of intent, résumé and examples of their work.
A portfolio review fee is required with the portfolio submission.
Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.
Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.
Sheridan Advanced Television and Film Studies program (ATVF) alumni have earned Academy Award nominations, Genie Awards, festival awards and numerous other honours. They build careers in all aspects of the film and television industry.
Here are some jobs we will train you for:
- Film/TV Producer
- Art Director
- Film and Video Editor
- Assistant Director
- Motion Picture Camera Operator/Camera Assistant
- Production Manager/Unit Coordinator
- Analyze the effectiveness of a proposed digital media story in the context of a given role in the film-making process.
- Collaborate with other creative professionals to develop a shared creative vision for a digital media project.
- Select, plan and execute the creative, organizational, and technological workflows to produce a specific project.
- Work at an entry-level industry standard of performance in at least 2 production disciplines to produce the project.
- Complete all work in compliance with industry and Ministry of Labour health and safety regulations.
- Troubleshoot effectively to overcome the creative, technological, organizational, and collaborative challenges of the production process.
- Communicate effectively with personnel in the digital media industry, according to their roles and responsibilities, using industry terminology.
- Meet financial, technical and organizational targets and deadlines of projects.
- Judge, at various stages, the effectiveness of one's own and others' creative choices, in achieving the collaborative vision of the project.
- Refine the project continuously to achieve heightened audience engagement.
- Explore ways in which new technology and emerging platforms can be used for storytelling.
- Maintain employment in the media industry using professional job-search and job-retention strategies.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$14,668.77
Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.
Fees for International students$30,861.77
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
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