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TORONTO FILM SCHOOL, TORONTO, ONTARIO

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Toronto Film School: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Toronto Film School at Yorkville University is one of the top Film Schools to study in Canada. It offers on-campus and online diploma programs in the fields of Entertainment, Fashion, Design, and Video Games. These programs have duration of either 18 months or 12 months. Approved by the Private Career Colleges Act of 2005, Toronto Film School focuses on skill based courses and hone students’ practical skills and its students engage themselves in Industry based portfolio projects.

Individual attention to its students is the primary concern for its industry active faculty.

The film school is known for attracting award-winning faculty and preparing award-winning graduates. All the on-campus courses are taught by industry qualified professionals. They also provide online diploma courses. This allows students to complete their course from home anytime just using an internet connection and lets them experience what it's like to study in Canada from the comfort of their home.

Students of the school get the benefit of its location in one of the best cities for international students in Canada’s capital for film, fashion and design. The city is also home to a 2-billion dollar film and entertainment industry and 250+ production houses that combine to the benefit of the students. Numerous international festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto Fringe Festival, and Toronto Women’s Fashion Week happen live at the institute.

Rankings

  • Toronto Film School is ranked 8th Best in the World by CEOWORLD Magazine.
  • Toronto Film School, Canada is ranked 462nd by QS World Rankings.
  • World scholarship forum ranks Toronto film school as the 4th best film school in Canada.
  • Career in films ranks Toronto film school as the 8 best filming schools in Canada.

Highlights

College typePublic
Campus settingUrban
Work-study programAvailable
No. of campus4
Campus housing or accommodationNot available
Mode of programfull time and part-time
Type of programDiploma
English language proficiency scoreIELTS or Duolingo
Financial AidBursary, Grants, and Discount
Admission helpdeskCall 1-866-838-6542 or contact via Facebook

Campus and Accommodation

  • The Toronto film school has four campuses; Steeles campus, Davisville campus, Dundas A, and C campus.
  • Though there are no students clubs and organizations, students involve themselves in hands-on projects which keep them engaged working with other students
  • Students can showcase their most amazing works on the school’s website through the Student Showcase section.
  • It has an international partnership with Beijing Film Theatre and the Shanghai Film Academy to facilitate student and faculty exchange programs.
  • Its library contains a variety of electronic and print-based reference resources, CD-ROM and Internet access, lab learning, and study-able environment space.
  • There is a book store, an online campus, and a campus store encompassing everything a student needs.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • Toronto Film School campus does not have any on-campus housing accommodation or residence. However, the school helps with few resources for students to move-in preferably close to campus.
  • It maintains a list of residences such as shared apartments, private rooms, and home stay arrangements with local families.
  • There is a homestay opportunity; wherein students stay with a host family. Here, students have access to the house, as well as television, laundry, and the Internet.
  • Homestay costs approximately 750 CAD per month and provides all basic facilities like television, laundry, internet etc.
  • The final agreements are made between the student and the property owner.
  • There are also arrangements for finding temporary or short term residences until students finalize the long term residence.
  • Any students who can’t find housing or experience problems related to their accommodations can contact the International Office. Email at international@yorkvilleu.ca
  • The school provides students with a list of short-term or interim housing opportunities until further arrangements. Some housing closer to the Davisville Campus and Dundas Square Campus are: Casa Toronto, Canada Parkside Student Residence, Tartu College Residence, Campus Common, Neill-Wycik Student Co-Op and Hotel, College Hostels, Canadian Backpackers Hostel and Hi Toronto Hostels .

Courses

  • Toronto Film School offers nine accelerated diploma programs on fashion, design, or video games.
  • It also offers part-time, online diploma programs with real-world knowledge through an emphasis on interaction and collaborations.
  • All on-campus programs are taught by well-educated industrial professionals with experience.
  • The ESL Pathway program is for students who do not meet the minimum requirements of the IELTS score.
  • All programs offered are paced to the industry rhythm in just 12-18 months duration.
  • Toronto Film School, Canada offers 18 months or 12 months Diploma Course On campus. The programs offered by the institute for international candidates are:
    • Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre
    • Film Production
    • Writing for Film & TV
    • Video Game Design & Animation
    • Video Game Design & Development
    • Fashion Design
    • Marketing for Fashion and Entertainment
    • Graphic Design & Interactive Media

Toronto Film School Application Process

Toronto Film School Canada has the intake month of October. Students must apply well before the time otherwise they would be considered for the next admission cycle.

How to apply?

Applicationportal: Students can apply online

Applicationfee (non-refundable): CAD 100 for all programs, except for Film Production (CAD 500).

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • An Ontario secondary school diploma (grade 12) or any equivalent.
  • Notarized translated secondary (including any post-secondary) transcripts
  • Mature student test: for a student who is over 18 and is not enrolling directly from secondary school.

Additional requirements (varies by programs of choice)

  • Transcripts
  • Professional movie Critique
  • Storyboard
  • Diploma
  • Interview
  • 1-2 minute monologue from a play/movie
  • Photograph
  • Resume (varies)
  • Portfolio
  • Reference
  • Essay, articles, short stories
  • Video submission

For more info, applicants can request for information form and an Admissions Advisor will contact them within 3 business days.

English Language Proficiency Test Scores

The applicants who are non-native English speakers’ needs to provide evidence of their English proficiency by submitting the results of one of the following tests:

ExamMinimum Requirements
IELTS5.5
TOEFL – Internet based70
TOEFL – Paper based525
TOEFL – Computer based196
DuoLingo90
MELAB73
PTE47
Cambridge English Language Assessment162

Students with less than 4.0 IELTS score or without an IELTS score will take up the Oxford Online Placement Test.

Toronto Film School Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective candidates hoping to enroll at the institute in the upcoming sessional year, an estimated cost of living in Canada has been tabulated below.

  • Within two days of payment or contract, Students can cancel a payment with written notice of cancellation.
  • Every student is entitled to a refund of fees paid for a program; however, The Toronto Film School is allowed to retain 20% of the total fees for the program. (whichever is less).

These are the list of cost which student are to pay for at the film school:

Type of feeAmount (CAD)
Tuition (18-month and 12-month diploma program)35,154 and 22,980
ESL Pathway program3,908
Homestay230-250
International fee (additional, 18 and 12 months fee)18,456 and 12,064

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

  • There are a variety of options open to students at the Toronto film school on financial aid. Bursaries, grants, loans and scholarships in Canada for international students are available.
  • The institute gives in addition to waiving off the application fee.
  • Irrespective of when students receive scholarships, grants, or loan payment, tuition payments must be made at least before the last two weeks to the start of each semester.

Some awards available to the candidates aspiring for the institute are as follows:

International Student Scholarship -

  • Amount : 5000 CAD
  • Eligibility: Non-Resident student who has correct attributes, skills and strong work ethics, admitted to a diploma program in the October intake.
  • Documents required - Scholarship Application form, Reference Letter which communicates about the traits in the eligibility of the Scholarship.
Financial aid typeAmounts (USD)Criteria or requirement
United States Mexico Canada agreement bursaryWaiver of all fees except domestic tuitionProof of US, Canadian or Mexican citizenship,
and a conditional letter of acceptance(CLOA).
Canadian Forces Bursary25% off tuitionMembership at the Canadian forces
Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)Up to CAD 10,000
Ontario student assistance program (OSAP)Waiver on cost as tuition, books, supplies and basic living expenses

Alumni Network

  • Toronto film school has created huge alumni who have starred in different industries and fields.
  • The Career Services Department helps alumni, graduates, and employers to find themselves including on-campus Recruitment Events and career events.

Among many here are few notable Toronto film school alumni:

  • Ali Kazmi, Pakistani-Canadian film and television actor
  • Vince Masson, Dan Bingham
  • Andrew Step
  • Genevieve Heineman
  • Mathew Miller

Toronto Film School Placements

The Toronto film school has a live showcase of some works of its students to the world on the school official website. There is employment insurance open for students at the Toronto Film School. It provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Canadians and students (eligibility is only open to Ontario residents only).

The school maintains an active Career Support Centre whose sole objective is to support their graduates in their search for career-related employment. Courses and workshops to help prepare graduating students about employment research, networking techniques, resume development, and interviewing skills.

The Career Services department also provides numerous recruitment options for students on job posting service with valuable resources, labor market information, job search, and recruitment materials. Most of the employers have praised the schools’ students with the most practical set of skills. Students can obtain a Canadain work visa only if they pursue another degree program from any other university after the diploma.

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$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
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18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

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$ 20,1061st YEAR
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18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

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$ 20,1061st YEAR
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18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.2/10
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.8/10
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.2/10
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

8.8/10
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
$ 20,1061st YEAR
FEES

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jul 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5

18 MONTHS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  5.5
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Toronto Film School Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population
DLI NumberO19396019511
Application Cost$75
Average Cost of Attendance$20,106 / Year

Attendance Cost

$20,106

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,106 / Year

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8.5/10

9/10academic
8.5/10infrastructure
8.5/10placements
8/10faculty
8.5/10extracurricular
8.5/10accommodation

Reviews

K
Kalyan narayanan, INDIA Writing for films and tv
Toronto Film School
, Batch : 2020
8.8
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!

I have majorly always wanted to pursue a career in filming. I came to know about this college through my cousin living in Canada. I applied to a number of colleges, around 7 to 8. My admission process mainly involved sending in my documents and academic papers. An application fee of around $100 was also paid by me while I applied through the online portal.


Course Curriculum - 

My course delivered skills needed by emerging filmmakers. The subjects included in my curriculum were screenwriting fundamentals, comedy writing, drama writing, feature film writing, and business of film. The course provided me with in-depth knowledge about the subject and helped me to gain skills in film production and management.

9 /10
academic
8 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
9 /10
accomodation/food
9 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
04, Nov 2019 read more
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Ritesh khanolkar, INDIA Film production
Toronto Film School
, Batch : 2020
8.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

LIVING MY DREAM AT TORONTO FILM SCHOOL

I have wished to study a film production course abroad. Upon doing thorough research I liked the course offered by the Toronto Film School and applied to it. I applied to the college through the online portal after paying an application fee of $500. I scored 84% in my 12th exams and submitted all my transcripts.


Course Curriculum - 

I found the course curriculum to be engaging and enlightening. The courses that were taught to us were film history, editing, cinematography, production, scripts, promotional media. The program covers all the aspects of film production including scripts, cameras, promotions, and light scenes. The course is taught by going over productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Black Panther.

9 /10
academic
8 /10
faculty
8 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
8 /10
placement
8 /10
extracurricular
30, Oct 2019 read more
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