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Prepare for a career in the motion picture/broadcast/multimedia industry.
Lights, camera, education!
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.
Your own film
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.
Real world, practical experience
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:
- A 14-week work placement (between semesters 6 and 7)
- A portfolio project
- Opportunities to build relationships with industry mentors
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.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS HIST 13431 History of International Cinema 3 MEDA 10009 The Screen Story 3 MEDA 13199 Cinematography 3 MEDA 13431 Sound Recording 3 ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS 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 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS CULT 20000 Canadian Culture: Film and Television 3 MEDA 26367 Television Production Process 1 3 Program Elective 3 Program Elective 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 20065 Transmedia Storytelling 3 MEDA 27028 Television Production Process 2 3 Program Elective 3 Program Elective 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 30146 The Experimental Tradition 3 MEDA 33921 Core Production 1 6 Program Elective 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS BUSM 34049 Business of Film and Television 1 3 MEDA 33796 Core Production 2 6 Program Elective 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS BUSM 43314 Business of Film and Television 2 3 MEDA 49798 Portfolio Projects 1 6 Program Elective 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS MEDA 43314 Film Theory and Criticism 3 MEDA 40229 Portfolio Projects 2 3 Program Elective 3 Program Elective 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15 Writing Courses 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 Cinematography Courses 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 Directing Courses 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 Editing Courses 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 Sound Courses 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 Miscellaneous Courses 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
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)
- 5 additional grade 12 credits (M or U)
- Minimum 65% overall average
Two semesters of postsecondary education, including required courses, with a minimum 65% overall average, a minimum 65% in ENG4U, and a minimum 60% in remaining courses.
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses) and the submission of a Creative Project (see Portfolio Requirements) and subsequent presentation to a faculty panel.
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.
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).
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
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:
- Content Producer/Director
- Assistant Editor
- Camera Trainee
- Boom Operator
- Production Assistant
- Script Reader
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.
Get your degree in less time
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.
- Start date: September
- Location: Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
- Duration: 5 semesters (if you choose to study full-time)
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.
How to apply
To apply for Honours Bachelor of Film and Television Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the following information:
- Program Code: PBFTD
- Entry Level: Degree Completion
If you have any questions about the Degree Completion program, please email Kathleen Cummins at email@example.com.
- Show proficiency in at least two disciplinary areas as part of a filmmaking team, including: producing/production, management, screenwriting, directing, camera and lighting, editing, audio, art direction, set design, special effects and television studio production.
- Develop your creativity and analytical skills by identifying quality story concepts and creating script breakdowns/analyses from at least two disciplinary perspectives.
- Work collaboratively with a team to translate a prepared script into a coherent dramatic film, documentary or television production, following industry practice.
- Develop an understanding of the industry as a whole by executing all components of development, pre-production, production and post-production planning in at least two disciplinary areas.
- Apply what you learn and prepare for employment by creating a portfolio or demo reel.
- Develop critical thinking and self-awareness by evaluating a variety of theories and approaches to film analysis.
- Contextualize the social, political, cultural, technological and/or artistic influences upon film and television stories.
- Assess the relationships between film history, film styles and film aesthetics in order to identify and predict industry trends.
- Develop communication skills through presentation of film themes and aesthetics in essays and in class discussions.
- Learn and live industry practices by identifying the stakeholders and various markets within the film, broadcast and related media industries as well as complying with legal and ethical standards related to the film and broadcast industries.
- Learn and follow industry process: pitch story concepts with clarity, develop financial and marketing plans, identify sources of financing, and assess copyright and intellectual property issues.
- Prepare for employment by developing a plan based upon critical self-reflection and employer/placement feedback.
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 Co-operative 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 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$9,430.02
Fees for International students$26,063.02
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.
Honours Baccalaureate Degree
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