1) Program Admission Requirements
1. A Bachelor's Degree.
- submit a Letter of Intent. This letter should describe your reasons for wanting to study film production at UBC and your background in film production or areas related to film production
- submit a portfolio of completed productions on which you were the director. This portfolio can consist of five to 10 minutes of material. It can be made up of one film or several short films. The portfolio must be posted to Youtube, Vimeo, or a private site and you must provide a link to the site. The films must be viewable without joining a site or providing a password.
- submit a background statement of your portfolio. This statement should include a short description of the films in your portfolio (the title, the length and a one-line plot description), what role(s) you fulfilled on each of these films and your comments on what you feel worked best and least about each of the films
- submit a resume of related experience
1. In addition to submitting an application to UBC, you also need to apply separately to the UBC Department of Theatre and Film.
2. Limited enrollment to this program. Admission is competitive.
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for more information on the application and admission process.
2) Institution Admission Requirements
Applicants also have to satisfy UBCV's institution admission requirements as listed below.
English Language Requirements
One of the following (minimum scores):
- Four consecutive years of full time education in English in Canada immediately prior to attending UBC
- Four consecutive years of full time education in English in a country other than English where English is the primary language immediately prior to attending UBC
- A 70% grade or better on the provincial examination portion of BC English 12 or the equivalent
- A grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition
- A grade of 5 on International Baccalaureate English A (higher or standard level)
- A CAE score of a B
- A CAEL score of 70 with a speaking subtest score of 60
- A CPE score of a C
- An IELTS score of 6.5 with no part less than a 6
- A MELAB score of 85 with 3 in the speaking test
- A PTE score of 65 with a 60 in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking
- An internet based TOEFL score of 90 with a:
- 22 in reading
- 22 in listening
- 21 in writing
- 21 in speaking
- A paper based TOEFL score of 55 in Reading, Listening and Writing and a 4.0 TWE score
- Six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English speaking country
- Graduation from a recognized degree program at an accredited university where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principal language
- Four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction in a country where the primary language is not English
- Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC Continuing Studies English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
- If you are proficient in English, but do not meet the above requirements, you can request a waiver of the English language requirement
Verify with the institution directly
General Admission Requirements (All Students)
All students must meet UBC's English Language Admission Standard. If you have completed four years of full-time education in English in Canada, you will have met this standard. It's also possible to meet this English language requirement in several other ways. For complete details check the English Language Competency webpage
BC Secondary School (or equivalent)
Admission details for all high school students in Canada can be found on the Canadian High School
BC Transfer Student
Canadian post-secondary students wishing to transfer to UBC should read the eligibility criteria for transfer students and visit the Post-secondary studies
Out-of-Province Transfer Student
For details on transfer for college
students outside of BC check here
For details on transfer for university
students outside of BC check here
For details on International Student admission check here.
Other Student (including Special Consideration)
Details on admission requirements for Canadian Aboriginal Students are found here.
Details for studying at UBC as a Visiting Student are found here.