Film and Video Production

Program Description

 Shooting for Success - film, video, journalism and new media courses from SAIT Polytechnic Film and video products entertain us, challenge us, impact our understanding of current events, heighten our awareness of social issues, and even influence 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 fastest growing industries. You will learn the fundamentals of scriptwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing and the business aspects of the film and video industries.

FVP is delivered in a unique environment that combines traditional teaching methods and 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 for additional, firsthand experience and 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 are required to participate in laptop learning, a package of services that includes a PC laptop computer, a suite of software, full Internet access, training and technical support.

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.