The Program in Film at the School for the Contemporary Arts is the largest and most comprehensive program for the study of the art of film in western Canada. The program combines a rigorous education in the artistic and technical aspects of film production with an immersion in the scholarly study of the aesthetics and history of the medium. Each year a select group of students are admitted who subsequently work together over the four years in an intensive program that prides itself on a spirit of collaboration while encouraging the expansive development of each individual student. The Film Program is primarily oriented toward nurturing a future generation of independent fiction and documentary filmmakers as well as media artists. From their very first courses students are immersed in 16mm film production.
Students are uniquely positioned in the film program to take advantage of the interdisciplinary offerings of the School for the Contemporary Arts as a whole. The programs in Dance, Visual Art, Theatre, Music, and Art and Culture provide exciting opportunities for inter- and cross-disciplinary exploration and cooperation. Students can also participate in screenwriting progams at the Praxis Centre for Screenwriting.