Image Arts: Film Studies (BFA)
Is It for You?
Learn the visual and storytelling skills needed to produce professional level short and long films at Canada’s oldest and most prestigious film program. In this hands-on program, you’ll gain experience in all areas of filmmaking including writing, directing, producing, cinematography, sound, art direction and editing. You’ll complete an industry internship, utilize Canada’s largest teaching collection of film materials, learn from working filmmakers and produce a final-year film or video.
What You Need to Know
Full Time: Four Year
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Portfolio, project outline, resumé, written statement
*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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 2020/2021
Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,814
International Fees Range: $28,638 - $29,611
For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.
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:
Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgement email that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.
Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2020 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.
Note: If a significant date is not a business day at Ryerson, the following business day is used.
- PDF fileImage Arts: Film Studies Non-Academic Requirements Declaration Form
- PDF fileImage Arts: Film Studies Non-Academic Requirements Instructions
- PDF fileNon-Academic Requirements Fee Form
Please review instructions for How to Complete Fillable PDF Forms.
Harness creativity and the experience gained to work as an independent filmmaker, in commercials and music video production. Work in cinematography, editing, sound recording, assistant directing; film festivals, distribution and exhibition companies. You may work as a festival programmer, production manager, director or development executive. Or, opt to pursue graduate studies, including Ryerson’s master of fine arts in Documentary Media and master of arts in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management.
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