Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Diploma

Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

Credential
Diploma

Program Highlights

This program offers high quality creative and technical training for Indigenous students interested in film and TV production. Come and learn from respected Indigenous industry professionals.

Career opportunities in Indigenous film and TV production are growing. Our students come from all around the country to learn from experienced Indigenous instructors. You'll study everything from scriptwriting to shooting and post-production — and leave ready to start work. To earn your diploma, you'll need to complete both years of this program. Diploma students can apply to the third year of the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts at CapU. Graduates have gone on to crew across all production departments and some to work on their own productions.

  • Prove their creative and analytical storytelling ability by producing a treatment, outline and script for two short productions as well as an executed research plan for a fact based story.
  • Prove their leadership and management skills by developing and producing two final video productions complete with a production package for each and with the support of a crew made up of their peers.
  • Demonstrate introductory technical production skills in camera, lighting, sound, editing, sound tracks, graphics, credits and effects.
  • Develop and organize personal and professional components of their portfolio as well as present three different story ideas in classroom presentations and develop information for festival submissions and proposals.
  • Apply Aboriginal and professional practices and protocols during their productions.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$9,142 $1,134 $10,276
Year 2$8,587 $1,134 $9,721
Total$17,729 $2,268 $19,997

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

Program Requirements

First Term

Total credits: 16.00

Required
IDF 103Production Design I1.50 credits
IDF 109Production Planning2.00 credits
IDF 110Production Project #12.00 credits
IDF 119Professional Development I1.50 credits
IDF 126Introduction to Screenwriting3.00 credits
IDF 127Introductory Documentary3.00 credits
IDF 139Technical Foundations3.00 credits

 

Second Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required
CMNS 131Business Writing for Documentary3.00 credits
IDF 119Professional Development I1.50 credits
IDF 120Indigenous Cinema Studies3.00 credits
IDF 128Production Management3.00 credits
IDF 137Narrative Production3.00 credits
IDF 142Technical Directing3.00 credits

 

Third Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required
IDF 207Technical Motion Picture Arts5.00 credits
IDF 208Line Producing and Production Management3.00 credits
IDF 209Advanced Digital Editing3.00 credits
IDF 233Screenwriting3.00 credits
IDF 243Production Development1.00 credits

 

Fourth Term

Total credits: 16.50

Required
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
IDF 213Production Design II1.00 credits
IDF 217Sound Design for Film and Video1.50 credits
IDF 235Indigenous World Cinema3.00 credits
IDF 239Advanced Technical Foundations1.50 credits
IDF 240Advanced Technical Directing1.50 credits
IDF 250Advanced Production Project5.00 credits

 

Total program credits: 62.50

Important Dates

Application Dates

Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 7, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 9, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Aug 7, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

Interview and portfolio

Applicants with sufficient work experience in the television, film or independent production industries may be admitted on a case by case basis to the second year of the program.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

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Contact

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Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
CapUinfo@capilanou.ca

School of Motion Picture Arts


604 990 7868
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
iidf@capilanou.ca

School of Motion Picture Arts


604 990 7868
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
film@capilanou.ca