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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Television and Film: Script to Screen

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The Advanced Television and Film – Script to Screen program at Centennial College offers a comprehensive, in-depth and hands-on understanding of what goes into developing and producing quality feature films and TV shows.

This multidisciplinary, two-semester post-graduate advanced television and film program — facilitated by the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design in the hub of Toronto's film and television district — is especially beneficial for writers, directors, producers, editors, actors and other film and television craftspeople who want to expand their knowledge of the industry.

The major focus of the program's first semester is on creating, pitching, outlining, developing, drafting and polishing production-ready short film scripts. During the second semester, you have the opportunity to prepare, perform in, shoot and/or post a number of these productions.

Additionally, the Advanced Television and Film - Script to Screen program sees you deconstructing classic films, television shows and scripts of all genres. The program also provides opportunities to receive advanced instruction from industry professionals in your major and minor areas of craft interest, along with extensive employment information.

Please note: This program requires you to have and use a mobile computing device that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware and software requirements. For more information, please visit Mobile Learning Programs.

Program Highlights

  • The Advanced Television and Film – Script to Screen program is unique among the few other post-graduate film and television offerings currently available in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Instead of streaming you into master classes immediately, the first semester ensures that you obtain a solid working knowledge of everyone's role on a film or television production.
  • The amount of foundational lessons included in the offering allows you to better collaborate, improvise, problem-solve and empathize with your fellow cast and crew members.
  • The program focuses on dramatic filmmaking, comedy and several other genres. The program does not, however, include documentary filmmaking.
  • •The time and effort devoted to script development in the first semester and production and post-production in the second results in higher quality student films than are customarily produced, at a time when student films continue to be key to gaining a foothold in the business.

Career Outlook

  • Director
  • Assistant director
  • Trainee assistant director
  • Personal assistant to the director
  • Cinematographer
  • Camera operator
  • Assistant camera operator
  • Lighting and grip department technician
  • Lighting or grip assistant
  • Dolly grip
  • Audio technician
  • Assistant audio technician
  • Producer
  • Associate producer
  • Production manager
  • Production coordinator
  • Assistant production coordinator
  • Production assistant
  • Location coordinator or assistant
  • Office assistant
  • Personal assistant to the producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Script coordinator/story department coordinator
  • Trainee/junior story editor/story researcher
  • Personal assistant to the showrunner
  • Script reader
  • Editor
  • Assistant editor
  • Sound editor
  • Assistant sound editor
  • Personal assistant to the series lead/star

Areas of Employment

  • Production companies
  • Broadcast networks
  • Other industry-related organizations

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Television and Film: Script to Screen page on the Centennial College website for more details!

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