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4 yrs (8 semesters)
Trafalgar Road Campus
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In the first two years of this degree, you'll get a taste of everything this industry has to offer. Under the guidance of industry-experienced professors, you'll choose electives in direction, production, writing and editing to find where your talent lies. In your final semesters, you'll specialize — documentary or drama production, scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, editing or sound.
Many students also want to achieve a portfolio film, and this program culminates in an exciting capstone project: create your own short film, television or transmedia project. You'll work in teams, partnering with others in different specializations to pitch, seek funding, write and produce your project. You'll go through the same process filmmakers do to prepare you for the real industry.
Internships will provide you with numerous opportunities to integrate your classroom learning with real work experiences. This program features various opportunities for work-integrated learning:
If you spend your time watching, appreciating and discussing films of all types (whether documentaries, movies or television); and if you want to write, direct, produce or edit, this is your scene.
Replacing the popular three-year Media Arts advanced diploma program, Sheridan's Honours Bachelor in Film and Television is the ideal combination of hands-on, real-world experience backed by theoretical learning in all aspects of the industry. After graduation, you'll know how to use the technology, write the scripts and produce media content while understanding how it's funded and applied to multiple platforms.
In your final semesters, you'll specialize in your desired discipline—documentary, film, cinematography, sound editing or script writing—the decision and passion is yours.
In Sheridan's Film and Television degree program, you'll learn the craft as well as the business, all while finding your passion.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to pursue further studies at the graduate level at any number of universities/film schools.
Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|HIST 13431||History of International Cinema||3|
|MEDA 10009||The Screen Story||3|
|MEDA 13431||Sound Recording||3|
|ENGL 17889GD||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|HIST 10199||History of Non-fiction Film||3|
|MEDA 11234||Production Planning||3|
|MEDA 13314||Introduction to Directing||3|
|MEDA 13796||Post Production: Picture and Sound||3|
|CULT 20000||Canadian Culture: Film and Television||3|
|MEDA 26367||Television Production Process 1||3|
|MEDA 20065||Transmedia Storytelling||3|
|MEDA 27028||Television Production Process 2||3|
|MEDA 30146||The Experimental Tradition||3|
|MEDA 33921||Core Production 1||6|
|BUSM 34049||Business of Film and Television 1||3|
|MEDA 33796||Core Production 2||6|
|BUSM 43314||Business of Film and Television 2||3|
|MEDA 49798||Portfolio Projects 1||6|
|MEDA 43314||Film Theory and Criticism||3|
|MEDA 40229||Portfolio Projects 2||3|
|LITT 23796||Writing the 7-minute Screenplay||3|
|LITT 26529||Writing Adaptations and Documentaries||3|
|LITT 33921||Writing Docudrama, Improvisation, Web Drama||3|
|LITT 30016||Writing for Portfolio Production||3|
|LITT 49599||Writing Features and TV Series||3|
|MEDA 27721||Camera and Lighting||3|
|MEDA 25288||The Cinematographer’s Art||3|
|MEDA 39207||The Director of Photography (DoP)||3|
|MEDA 30049||Visual Style of Cinematography||3|
|MEDA 29999||Directing Visual Language of Film||3|
|MEDA 24178||Directing Montage, Sound and Music||3|
|MEDA 39599||Directing from Script to Screen||3|
|MEDA 30102||Directing for Post-Production||3|
|MEDA 27198||Non-linear Editing Systems||3|
|MEDA 23796||Aesthetic Principles of Editing||3|
|MEDA 37028||Post-Production Supervisor||3|
|MEDA 30199||Broadcast and Web Delivery||3|
|MEDA 26206||Location and Studio Recording||3|
|MEDA 20146||Audio Post-Production Techniques||3|
|MEDA 30587||Advanced Sound Editing and Foley||3|
|MEDA 33314||Advanced Re-Recording Mixing||3|
|VDES 29014||Digital Suite 1||3|
|VDES 30016||Digital Suite 2||3|
|MEDA 30229||Experimental Practice||3|
|MGMT 30172||Production Management & Assistant Directing||3|
|MEDA 30799||The Producer||3|
|MEDA 30689||Rebel Hollywood||3|
|MEDA 35892||Contemporary International Cinema||3|
|DESN 31322||Production Design||3|
|VDES 10146||Visual Effects Integration||3|
|MEDA 32257||Principles of Sound Design||3|
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
Two semesters of postsecondary education, including English ENG4U or equivalent at a minimum 65% and a minimum 60% in remaining courses with a minimum overall average of 65%.
Applicants are required to submit a creative project portfolio. The detailed requirements including submission instructions and due date will be posted in your Sheridan Application Portal. Please note that there is a portfolio assessment fee.
Sample portfolio instructions for reference purposes only are also available.
Eligible applicants are selected based on previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including the required courses listed above), plus the results of their portfolio.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting December 17, 2013 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Film and Television program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
The broad range of skills that the Honours Bachelor of Film and Television degree provides will help graduates to pursue multiple roles in a variety of employment options in the creative industries sector.
Here are some jobs you might find:
As a graduate of Sheridan's Media Arts or Film and Television diploma program, you may be eligible to complete our Honours Bachelor of Film and Television degree program through Degree Completion.
Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You’ll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.
The Honours Bachelor of Film and Television (BFTV) Degree Completion program is designed for eligible graduates from Sheridan's Media Arts or Film and Television diploma programs dating back to 1993 who are looking to further their education and develop the additional skills and knowledge gained through a degree.
The Degree Completion program is comprised of 10 BFTV courses (primarily theory – including 2 Program Electives), 8 Breadth Electives (university level), and a 14-week industry work placement (not required for students with documented, equivalent industry experience). You can choose to study part-time, or take a full-time course load.
Successful completion of Sheridan’s Media Arts or Film and Television diploma program with a minimum 3.0 program GPA, dating back to 1993.
You must have a Sheridan-approved laptop to participate in this program. Please check https://it.sheridancollege.ca/laptop-requirements/requirements.html for details.
To apply for Honours Bachelor of Film and Television Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the following information:
If you have any questions about the Degree Completion program, please email Kathleen Cummins at email@example.com.
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.
Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.
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.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
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.
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBFTV
|Sep 2023||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
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