Motion Picture Arts Certificate

Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts School of Motion Picture Arts


8 month(s)

Program Highlights

The Motion Picture Arts Certificate is the first year of the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts Degree. Students in the degree program can work towards earning this credential.

  • Describe the motion picture production process and demonstrate an introductory understanding of the roles of producer, director, production designer, writer and various crew positions on the set.
  • Successfully demonstrate at an entry level the scripting, development, production design, pre-production, production, post-production and delivery of short dramatic narrative independent films in a collaborative manner utilizing professional standard communication skills, protocols and techniques.
  • Apply appropriate management practices and procedures including the computational, intuitive, creative and technical skills involved in screenplay development, breakdown, scheduling and budgeting for small-scale projects.
  • Demonstrate keys to success, including attitude, teamwork, set etiquette, human/public relations, professional behaviour and self-marketing in the established and emerging motion picture industry sectors.
  • Understand how aesthetic engagement can enable them to make cultural contributions through the effective use of media.

Admission Requirements

Program-specific requirements

This program does not accept applications. However, students can apply to the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts Degree and work towards earning this credential.

Program Requirements

First Term

Total credits: 18.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
MOPA 100Technical Directing3.00 credits
MOPA 102Cinematography Foundation3.00 credits
MOPA 104Introduction to Producing3.00 credits
MOPA 106Screenwriting I3.00 credits
MOPA 108Introduction to Post-Production3.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 13.00

MOPA 103Production Design I1.50 credits
MOPA 110MOPA Project #12.00 credits
MOPA 115Professional Development I1.50 credits
MOPA 118Production and Post-Production3.00 credits
MOPA 120MOPA Project #22.00 credits
ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher3.00 credits


Total program credits: 31.00


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School of Motion Picture Arts

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