Film Production - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Film Production BFA H

Develop your visual, technical, storytelling, and professional workplace skills. Study all aspects of filmmaking in scripted and documentary film, pre-production planning, budget planning, concept development, screenwriting and screen adaptations; production related directing, cinematography, set design, lighting, sound, and post-production including sound design and editing. Learn narrative, non-narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking traditions and create films based on experimentation with narrative and formal expression.

Sample Courses: Film Production I, Film Production II, Film Business and Professional Practice I, Film Studies I, Documentary Production I, Screenwriting I, Cinematography I, Sound Editing I, Film Editing I

Career Tracks: Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Sound Recordist, Production Assistant, Camera Assistant, DIT (Digital Imaging Technician)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Note: First-Year Entry Only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Assessing and appreciating the respective functional and sociocultural roles of various media and communications technologies
  • Identifying, interpreting, and communicating key issues relevant to the digital world and contemporary media landscape
  • Creating a variety of media products using appropriate professional methodology and equipment
  • Understanding semiotics and the language of images
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various public and private media organizations and stakeholders
  • Deploy a variety of research methods to understand media institutions, media text/artifacts, and media audiences


Number of Graduates (2019)


Employment Rate of Graduates

Number of Communication, Media and Film Graduates (2018)

Career Tracks*

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Assistant Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Gaffer
  • Sound Recordist
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Co-ordinator
  • Camera Assistant
  • Assistant Editor
  • DIT (Digital Imaging Technician)

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Advertising, marketing, strategic communications
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Film and media production
  • Public relations
  • Social service and community agencies
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