We're meeting the needs of emerging documentary filmmakers in a rapidly changing industry.
In the Documentary Certificate program you'll build the skills needed to produce, direct, write and edit documentary or specialized productions, all under the mentorship of award-winning filmmakers.
The program follows a professional production cycle from story concept and development, to pre-production, production, post-production and distribution and marketing phases.
Join the many grads who have gone on to make award-winning films and work in a variety of entry-level roles, from research to post-production to producing community television.
- Demonstrate competence in producing and directing documentary or specialized non‐fiction production through the execution and delivery of a documentary short subject film, considering story structure, funding, planning, writing and presenting or pitching.
- Apply technical skills to carry out basic operation of camera, lighting, sound and post production systems.
- Employ effective research strategies in a variety of subject areas, such as history, politics, culture, and performing arts.
- Demonstrate professional standard behaviour as a cooperative member of a professional creative and technical team.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
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.
Total program credits: 33.00
Oct 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020
Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts
Jul 6, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM
Note: Dates are subject to change.
How to apply
- Check the admissions requirements.
- Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
- Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
- Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
- Pay your application fee.
- Admissions will review your application and contact you.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).Apply to CapU