Film: Production and Screenwriting
MFA in Film offers streams in Screenwriting and Production.
In the MFA in Production, you'll embark on a two-year program, taking courses with our faculty of award-winning filmmakers and completing a thesis film or digital work. You'll have access to extensive production facilities and computing equipment.
In Canada's only dedicated MFA in Screenwriting, you'll receive training from renowned faculty in all aspects of writing for the screen, including television and cinema.
During first term, you may take courses in all three streams: Production, Screenwriting, Cinema & Media Studies.
You’ll be closely connected to Toronto's vibrant film scene, with research centres like the Toronto International Film Festival Group Film Reference Library, more than 100 film festivals (including TIFF), and production companies and co-ops that provide opportunities and connections to help launch careers.
Sound & Moving Images Library (SMIL) — one of the largest collections of films, videos and DVDs in the country - is an invaluable resource for all film students.
Scott Library offers thousands of books, journals and periodicals pertaining to film, including a large collection of screenplays.
Program Length (Full-time)
Minimum Required GPA
Deadline - Fall (Domestic Applicants Only)2024-01-15
Deadline - Fall (International Applicants Only)2023-12-15
English Proficiency Requirement
|Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)||600|
|Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)||100|
|IELTS (Academic Module)||7.5|
|YUELI||Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction|
|YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)||Graduate with distinction|
|CAEL||Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60|
|Minimum CPE Score||C|
|Minimum CAE Score||B|
Additional Admission Requirements
Number of Recommendation(s)
- 3 recommendation(s)
- Required for both streams:
- Statement of interest
- Thesis proposal
- An example of scholarly writing
- Production portfolio: Password-protected Vimeo or YouTube links ONLY, clearly listed in your application. DVDs or other formats will not be accepted.
- Screenwriting portfolio: feature-length screenplay and other writings