Learn Filmmaking From Industry Pros

Our 18-month Professional Filmmaking program builds upon the technical knowledge of the Fundamentals program to create a deep understanding of the narrative film process. In our world-class facilities, you’ll learn all the technical skills and industry insights from seasoned industry experts to launch your career in filmmaking. Our 18-month Diploma in Professional Filmmaking is among the best film production schools in Canada and offers students the opportunity to learn:

  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography and Production
  • Post Production (Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Adobe CC)
  • Visual Storytelling and Writing for Film and Video
  • Location Audio for Film and TV
  • Narrative Film
  • Corporate and Commercial Production
  • Marketing for Film and Video
  • Segment Direction for Television and Internet
  • Business and Entrepreneurialism for Film and Video
  • Factual and Documentary Film Production
  • Portfolio Production

For those seeking a way to enter into the film industry, our 12-month Professional Filmmaking Fundamentals program is a great place to start! This focused program, taught by seasoned industry experts in our world-class facilities, gives you the opportunity to learn the hands-on techniques required to make your mark in the expanding film industry. This technical program will cover a variety of key skills including:

  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography and production
  • Post-production (Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Adobe CC)
  • Visual storytelling and writing for film and video
  • Location audio for film and TV
  • Corporate and Commercial Production
  • Introduction to Narrative Film

Earn Your Diploma in
Professional Filmmaking


Industry Connections

Professional Filmmakers as your Instructors and mentors.


Let’s Get You Working!

Well-rounded, focused curriculum to get you successfully working as quickly as possible.


Degree Pathway Options

Inquire with a Program Advisor for more information.


Top Tech

Latest technology, facilities and equipment in a dedicated Professional Filmmaking studio-classroom.

Department Head
Victor Poirier

Victor Poirier is a seasoned artist, seamlessly blending his passion for fine arts, photography, the moving image, and entrepreneurship in a remarkable, and award-winning career spanning broadcast television and education.

Victor’s artistic journey began at the age of 12, when he picked up a camera and began exploring his surroundings through the lens. This creative exploration eventually led to his first day on set, when, at just 17, Victor landed a position on a National Film Board (NFB) production. Afterwards, Victor went on to attend the University of Ottawa, where he delved into the world of fine arts. His time at the university not only honed his technical skills but also fueled his creative spirit, setting the stage for a lifelong dedication to visual arts.

Embracing an entrepreneurial spirit, Victor founded Erebus Productions and Panfilms, earning national and international awards for excellence in filmmaking. In 2001, he moved to Scotland, directing for BBC, ITV, STV, and BBC Gaelic, creating over 150 primetime television episodes.

Returning to Canada in 2010, Victor led the Film and Photography departments at Centre for Arts and Technology, reshaping curriculum and facilities with his years of industry expertise. Under his guidance, both departments are flourishing, producing talented graduates prepared for the evolving film and photography landscape.

Victor’s artistic journey continues to evolve, driven by a curiosity to explore new perspectives and narratives. His dedication to timeless storytelling through the lens defines a career harmonizing creativity, technical skill, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.