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Image Arts: Film Studies (BFA)

Program Overview

Format(s):

  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 76%+*

Lights! Camera! Action! If you choose the world-class Ryerson film program you will learn technical and storytelling skills that will lead you to be able to make short and long films: documentaries, fiction films and experimental films. You will learn by doing, working with your classmates to produce professional-level work. You will gain experience in all aspects and areas of filmmaking: cinematography, sound, editing, writing, producing and directing. At the same time, you will learn film history and the theories that will help you watch films with more insight.

This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Fees Range: $7,421 - $8,173
International Fees Range: $24,795 - $25,374

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • The minimum grade required in the subject prerequisite (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your external,Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgment email that will allow access to your portal where you can retrieve your Ryerson Number. Your Ryerson Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2018 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

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"I think that the best thing about this degree is that it's very diverse. You can stream into editing, directing, cinematography, producing. I myself stream as a producer and more than anything, this program teaches you how to work with people and that is transferable to whatever I plan on doing after graduation."


Caitlin
Fourth Year, Film Studies