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Toronto Film School Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Toronto Film School, Canada is ranked the 8th best film school in the world. They provide on-campus diploma programs that will help boost the careers for aspiring students in the fields of entertainment, fashion, and video games. They provide real-world industry experiences, practicing under industrial professionals and many more cross-industry activities which helps to build strong connections at a professional level.

They provide diploma courses on Fashion design, Film production, Writing for film and TV, Graphic Design and Interactive Media and many more. These courses vary from a duration of 12 months to 18 months. 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.


Campus SettingUrban
No. of Campuses4
Types of Programs offeredDiploma courses
Cost of Attendance22,000 – 35,000 CAD
Applications AcceptedOnline
Admission HelplineToronto Film School
Mode of ProgramOn-campus, Online

Toronto Film School Programs

The university provides students with online as well as on-campus diploma courses in various domains of entertainment, fashion and video games. The on-campus diploma courses consist of the following subjects –

  • Acting for film tv and the theatre diploma
  • Fashion design diploma, Film production diploma, Graphic design, and interactive media diploma
  • Marketing for fashion & Entertainment Diploma
  • Video game design and Animation Diploma
  • Video game design and development diploma
  • Writing for film and TV diploma

They also have a special course for students who need to improve their English language skills known as the ESL pathway program. It is an 18 months course. Students with fewer marks than the required marks in IELTS need to take this course. The university also provides online diploma courses for the students. The programs included in the online course are:

  • Video production diploma
  • Writing for film and TV associate diploma
  • Graphic design and interactive media diploma
  • Design for fashion diploma
  • Video game animation associate Diploma

Toronto Film School Campus

The university has 4 campuses – Dundas Campus A, Dundas Campus B, 415 Yonge St Campus, and Davisville Campus. The courses taught are divided among these four campuses. In the Dundas Campus A and Dundas Campus B, Film production diploma, Acting for film TV and the theatre diploma and Writing for film and TV diploma are taught.

In the 415 Yonge St Campus, Video game design and Animation Diploma, Video game design and development diploma are taught. In the Davisville Campus, Fashion design diploma, Graphic design and interactive media diploma, Marketing for fashion & Entertainment Diploma are taught.

They also have a library on campus which provides the students with all sorts of resources required for their study. They also have an online store where students can purchase official merchandise of the university.

Toronto Film School Residence

The university doesn’t provide an on-campus housing facility. But they have contacts with local accommodation facilities. The types of accommodation are generally shared rooms, homestays or rooms in private homes.

The homestays generally cost around 750 CAD/month. There is a list of contacts available on the website of the university. Some also provide short-term residence facilities depending on the students' needs. Check out the contact details from the link – Student Housing

Toronto Film School Application Process

The requirements for admission varies with the applicant's selected course. Some of the general criteria for the application process are:

  • The applicants should submit the online application.
  • They would have to pay a non-refundable application fee of 100 CAD for all programs, except for film production.
  • The applicant needs to submit translated transcripts of secondary/high school.
  • There will be a verification of English language proficiency. Students not fulfilling the English language requirement may take the pathway program provided by the university.

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

  • For IELTS the minimum overall score is 5.5.
  • If the score is lower than that, the applicant can choose to take the ESL pathway course.

Where to Apply? Students may apply for admission by filling out the application form available on their website supplemented with the required supporting documents.

Toronto Film School Cost of attendance

The tuition fees for the programs vary depending on the course.

Course TypeCost
12-month diploma22,980 CAD per year
18,458 CAD per year (international students)
18-month diploma35,158 CAD per year
12,064 CAD per year (international students)

Toronto Film School Scholarship

There are numerous ways by which the university, as well as the government of Canada, provides financial aids to the students.

The international scholarship that the Toronto Film School offers is worth 5000 CAD. It is only applicable for October intake.

Apart from this the local students also get scholarships such as- Ontario Student Assistance Program, student lines of credit through Canadian banks, etc.

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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


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
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10 Dundas St E 7th Floor Suite 704, Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

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