The BFA in Screenwriting in AMPD’s Department of Cinema and Media Arts — the only program of its kind in Canada — offers a full range of courses in writing for film and television. With an admissions intake of only 10 students per year, the program offers talented writers a challenging and nurturing educational and creative environment.
Are you longing to tell stories in the world’s most powerful storytelling medium?
Work closely alongside production students, gain on-set experience, and take advantage of opportunities to pitch your work and see it produced.
As a screenwriting student you may also benefit from York’s renowned Creative Writing program. You may choose to do a minor in Creative Writing after taking the Intro to Creative Writing course in second year.
You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:
- Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
- Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)
In the absence of final grades in courses:
- You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
- Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.
You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.
We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.