• Overview - 2019/2020

    The film industry is the place where anything is possible. Where your imagination comes to life. Where you can inspire others with your ideas, or help other filmmakers succeed.

    If filmmaking is your passion, Fanshawe's Advanced Filmmaking program will build on many of your previous diploma/degree skills and talents. You'll be able to experience the art of making narrative and documentary films, exploring the world of television and other media sources. You'll hone your editing, directing, producing, and marketing skills. You'll work alongside a diverse production team of classmates who will share common goals, while accessing the insider knowledge of Oscar-caliber guest lecturers.

    However, your credential won't be earned in a bubble. You'll collaborate and create digital media products with other college programs such as television, theatre, fashion and music industry arts. You'll work alongside aspiring artists and technicians, who will be eager to join your productions, establishing bonds with future collaborators.

    Careers in the film industry are as diverse as the skills you'll develop. Become an independent filmmaker, or find a career as a writer, media content creator, director or producer. You'll even find opportunities in project management, marketing, or distribution.

    Anything is possible.

    Brock University joint degree/diploma

    Brock University and Fanshawe College have developed an articulation agreement to allow qualified students to obtain both a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Film Studies and an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Advanced Filmmaking. Students can start at Brock or Fanshawe and receive credit transfer under this articulation agreement.

    College start: Visit our Pathways Database

    University start: Contemporary Media: Theory and Production

    Advanced Filmmaking Team

    Advanced Filmmaking Testimonials

    Advanced Filmmaking FAQ

    Register for the AFM Acting Database

    Matt Scott
    Graduate 2013

    Advanced Filmmaking gave me the freedom to explore my options within the field. Fanshawe gave me the chance to use all the tools in my industry and learn to hone my skills towards what I really wanted to do.


    Program coordinator:

    Romy Goulem
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4514

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    A College Diploma or College Advanced Diploma in:
        - Audio Post Production OR
        - Broadcasting - Television OR
        - Multi Media Design and Production OR
        - Interactive Media Design and Production OR
        - Interactive Media Design OR
        - Fine Art OR
        - Photography OR
        - Theatre Arts - Performance OR
        - Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media
    General Arts and Science (Film Studies Major) College Diploma
    A Degree in Film Studies, Communication Arts, Fine Arts, Media or Design 
    An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
    A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of this program may go on to become an independent filmmaker, media content creator, director or producer, or work as a freelance crewmember in many of the fields that exist within the film and television industries.

  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A 37-Week Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
    Program Code: AFM2
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates


    School of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227

    Program Description

    The Advanced Filmmaking program is an Ontario College Graduate Certificate program which builds upon the students previous diploma/degree skills by providing opportunities to work in cross-functional teams to create both narrative and documentary films, television productions, and other media. All phases of digital filmmaking will be experienced, including pre-production, production, and post-production. Students will collaborate with students in other College programs (television, acting, fashion, multimedia, music industry arts) in the creation of digital media products.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Create narrative and documentary films, television productions, and other media (such as webcasts) that illustrate the application of aesthetic and theoretical principles of filmmaking;

    2. Identify and develop stories and scripts for narrative and documentary films and other media, for both general and specific audiences;

    3. Plan and apply appropriate pre-production techniques to prepare for the efficient and cost-effective production of narrative and documentary films and other media;

    4. Produce and direct narrative and documentary films and other media to commercial, technical, legal and ethical standards by working independently or in a crew;

    5. Operate digital cameras, audio, editing and lighting equipment during the creation of documentary and narrative films and other media.

    6. Produce market-ready narrative and documentary films and other media by collaborating with post-production experts;

    7. Plan media-marketing/distribution strategies for a variety of venues and formats;

    8. Lead co-workers and others in all phases of film development, through the application of superior communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.

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