2014/15 Program

Film and Television Production

Our Program

Humber’s three-year Film and Television Production (FMTV) diploma program has you working with cameras and production equipment from your first days in class.

Classes taught by industry experts give you the training you need to succeed. You will produce film and video projects, and develop the team-building skills needed to succeed by collaborating with classmates on multidisciplinary assignments.

At Humber FMTV, you will:

  • fine-tune your film and TV production abilities by using industry-standard production equipment in large, modern studios, and various video and audio editing suites
  • experience every part of the production process, including, writing, directing, shooting, editing and post-production
  • complete your education with training in business and marketing, opportunities to connect with industry professionals, and a final-semester work placement
  • present your work at the program’s annual showcase, most recently held at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

The program trains students for success in the industry, with student films being selected for a number of external film festivals, including Hot Docs and TIFF Student Film Showcase.

“In our first month, we were working on editing productions, using equipment and getting experience. Humber also taught me a lot about working with people, so my boss is comfortable with me dealing directly with clients. I was hired before graduating by the same company where I did my placement.”

Katie, graduate post-production sound editor, Urban Post

Your Career

Take action with a fast-paced career in the growing film and television production industry.

Humber’s Film and Television Production (FMTV) diploma program has prepared hundreds of graduates for a range of permanent and freelance positions in television, feature film production and postproduction. These positions include writing, directing, producing, camera operation, lighting, sound recording, and picture and sound editing. Additionally, graduates work in casting, location scouting, marketing and distribution. Opportunities in Canada’s flourishing TV, film and entertainment industries are abundant, and the knowledge you will acquire about the business will help you find your role in the $1.13 billion (in 2011) spent on film and media production in Toronto.

Humber works with our industry partners to use their expertise in designing the program, ensuring you earn a credential that industry respects and opens doors for you.

Work Placement

The Film and Television Production program features an unpaid work placement that runs from four to eight weeks. Instructors work with students to find a suitable placement, enabling them to hone their skill sets in a professional environment. Toronto and southern Ontario are home to numerous television and film production, post-production, lighting and sound companies. Humber has strong relationships with these firms, with many having worked with students before, giving you an advantage when applying for your placement.

Your Future Study Options

Film and Television Production graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent or more may be considered for admission to the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts – Film and Media Production degree program 22161 and may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 212/WRIT 104 or COMM 312/WRIT 204 with a grade of 70 per cent or more. Admission will be based on availability in the program.

For detailed information, visit humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Five Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Attendance at an information/assessment session, which includes:
    • completion of an essay, which will be assessed for English proficiency and content
    • submission of a detailed resumé
    • submission of two letters of recommendation
    • completion of a questionnaire (issued at the session)

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


The 2013/2014 fee for two semesters was

  • domestic $3,820.08
  • international $12,950.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2013/2014 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

$1,400 – year one; $1,200 – year two; $1,500 – year three.


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
COMM 212 College Writing Skills: Film and Media
FMTV 100 Script Writing 1
FMTV 106 Light and Image 1
FMTV 107 Frame By Frame 1
FMTV 110 Sound Theory and Practice 1
FMTV 111 Video Production
FMTV 112 Film and TV Computer Tools 1
FMTV 316 Tv Workshop 1

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
COMM 312 Professional Writing Skills: Film and Media
FMTV 201 Script Writing 2
FMTV 206 Light and Image 2
FMTV 207 Frame By Frame 2
FMTV 210 Sound Theory and Practice 2
FMTV 211 Video Production 2
FMTV 212 Film and TV Computer Tools 2
FMTV 220 Production Skills

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
FMTV 300 Production Management 1
FMTV 301 Film and TV Direction 1
FMTV 305 Script Writing 3
FMTV 311 Sound Recording Workshop 1
FMTV 312 Film Workshop 1
FMTV 313 Digital Editing 1
FMTV 511 Computer Multimedia
HUMA 024 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
FMTV 402 Production Management 2
FMTV 403 Film and TV Direction 2
FMTV 408 Script Writing 4
FMTV 411 Sound Recording Workshop 2
FMTV 413 Digital Editing 2
FMTV 414 Film Workshop 2
FMTV 416 Tv Workshop 2
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name
FMTV 516 Film and TV Business Practices
FMTV 530 Independent Production Coordination 1
FMTVG000 Film and T.V. Electives Sem 5
GNEDG000 General Education Electives

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name
FMTV 615 Film and TV Field Work
FMTV 630 Independent Production Coordination 2
FMTVG000 Film and T.V. Electives Sem 5
GNEDG000 General Education Electives