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2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

In this one-year graduate certificate program, you will learn from a team of award-winning filmmakers and industry professionals and be immersed in rigorous, intensive, hands-on training in the art and craft of documentary filmmaking. Built on three pillars — creative, technical, industry — you will learn every aspect of documentary production, from story idea to pitching, shooting and editing, and market and distribution.

As a graduate of this program, you will be engaged in pre-production (research and development,) production (principal photography,) and post-production (editing) as you wear multiple hats as a director, producer, cinematographer and editor to make your first documentary film.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Independent filmmaker
  • Content provider
  • Impact producer

This program will teach and train you to work in the documentary industry and beyond. You can establish your own production company or team up with like-minded people in the industry. Your career can include making your next film, working with established producers or joining a plethora of NGO, non-profit, or private organizations seeking documentary storytellers.

Related Careers


This program will equip you with industry-focused skills that are rapidly growing in demand, and the tools and resources essential to be versatile and agile in an industry that thrives on great story ideas.