Advanced Film and Television students on set

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Advanced Television and Film


1 yr (3 semesters)

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This program is not currently accepting applications. However, you may be interested in our Honours Bachelor of Film and Television program.

Get ready for a career in advanced television and film.

Program Overview

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.


Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

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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.

    Mandatory Course

    MEDA 50330 Production Process 3

    Master Classes

    Students are assigned to two Master Classes as per the application process. Students continue in assigned Master Classes for the duration of the program.

    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

    Elective Courses

    Students select an elective course to reach 18 credits in Semester 1.

    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.

    Mandatory Courses

    LIFE 53659 Career Design 1
    MEDA 53435 Post-Production Process 1

    Master Classes

    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

    Elective Courses

    Students select an elective course to reach 17 credits in Semester 2.

    MEDA 56953              Set Management 3
    MEDA 53863 Design Team Practice 3
  • Students must complete 10 credits in Semester 3.

    Mandatory Courses

    FLPL 58291 Career Applications 6
    MEDA 52361 Advanced Skills Applications 4

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

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).

Applicant Selection

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 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 may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.

Career Opportunities

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
  • Director
  • Art Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Assistant Director
  • Motion Picture Camera Operator/Camera Assistant
  • Production Manager/Unit Coordinator

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Program Fees

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 2022–2023 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 Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students


Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students


Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
  • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

    Specialized Courses
    • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
    • Mathematical Modelling
    • Graphics and Visualization
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Modelling & Simulation Methods
    • High Performance Software Design
    • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
    • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
    • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
    • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
    • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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