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Intake
  • Fall

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with UBCV about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Vancouver

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Three Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6600 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2150 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UBCV's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by January 15 for September entry. Early application is recommended. Confirm dates with UBC.

Application Fee: $71.75 (domestic students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. completion of a Bachelor's Degree.

Non-Academic

  • 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 must be no longer than 5 minutes. 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

Admission Advice: 
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.

3. Click here 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

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending UBC
  • four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC
  • four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English. These four years must be 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 (IB) English A (higher or standard level)
  • CAEL score of 70 overall
  • Campbridge English Qualifications score of 180
  • CEL (UBC Certificate in English) score of 600 
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no part less than a 6.0
  • PTE score of 65 overall, with a 60 in each of the sub-sections: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 90 overallwith a:
    • 22 in reading
    • 22 in listening
    • 21 in writing
    • 21 in speaking
  • Six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country (note: transcript showing course completion must be submitted by February 15)
  • Graduation from a recognized degree program at an accredited university where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country
  • 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 for the English Language Admission Standard. 

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 or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English in Canada immediately prior to attending UBC, 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 Admission Requirement page.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For details on BC Secondary School Graduation Admission, please check here.

For details on Yukon Secondary School Graduation Admission, please check here.

 

Out-of-Province

For details on admission for Secondary School graduates from other provinces, please check here (and select your Province in the drop-down menu).

BC Transfer Student

To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have completed 24 transferable credits – with at least a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or a grade point of 2.0. Use the UBC transfer credit search tool to see how courses from your institution transfer to UBC.

For details on university and college transfer to UBC, please refer to this page.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have completed 24 transferable credits – with at least a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or a grade point of 2.0. Use the UBC transfer credit search tool to see how courses from your institution transfer to UBC.

For details on transfer for college/university students outside of BC, please refer to this page.

Mature Student

As a mature applicant, you must be out of full-time formal education for at least four years and satisfy the English language requirement and degree-specific requirements.

For details on Mature Student admission at UBC, please check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission at UBC, please 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.

 

How to Apply

To apply to UBC please visit the My Application web page 

 
Also visit the Applying to UBC page for more information on application process.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.