Film and Video Production

Fall 2017 start: applications open on Oct. 19, 2016.

  • Two-year diploma
  • Fall start
  • Includes fourth semester practicum
  • Laptop-based program using SAIT-issued laptop

Program Description

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 on productions such as: 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. Some entrepreneurial graduates start their own businesses and employ others. This industry is always seeking innovative new talent. Graduates of this program tend to work primarily on term specific projects as well as with smaller "boutique" type production companies.

Student Success

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