Film and Video Production

Fall 2016 start: applications are accepted Oct. 21, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2016.

Program Description

 Shooting for Success - film, video, journalism and new media courses from SAIT Polytechnic The film and video industry entertains, challenges, impacts our understanding of current events, heightens our awareness of social issues, and even influences our buying decisions. Be a part of this cultural phenomenon, and enroll in the Film and Video Production (FVP) program.
The FVP program prepares you for a career in one of Canada's evolving media industries. You will learn the fundamentals of scriptwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing as well as the business aspects of the film and video industries.
FVP is delivered in a unique environment that combines traditional teaching methods with hands-on production and project models. In the second year, students have the opportunity to specialize, and are further assisted in finding a practicum opportunity to obtain firsthand experience and establish additional contacts in the industry. The program is two years in length with each academic year divided into two 15-week semesters.
All Film and Video Production students participate in e-learning based curriculum. Students lease PC laptop computers from SAIT, which are equipped with various software applications. Internet access, training and technical support are provided throughout the program.

Your Career

Upon graduation, you may find employment in movies of the week, feature films, commercials, music videos, documentaries, specialty channel programming, television series, and public service or corporate productions. Most entry-level work is available on a freelance or contract basis. A growing number of entrepreneurial graduates contract their services to multiple clients. Some start their own businesses and employ others. This industry is always hungry for creative new talent. Graduates of this program are working primarily on term specific projects.

Student Success

  • Applicants with previous academic success are usually more successful in SAIT programs.