Jun 13, 2021  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film and Video Production

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Program Description

The Film and video industry entertains, challenges, impacts our understanding of current events, heightens our awareness of social issues, and even influences our buying decisions. Be a part of this cultural phenomenon, and enroll in the Film and Video Production (FVP) program.

The FVP program prepares you for a career in one of Canada’s evolving media industries. You will learn the fundamentals of scriptwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing as well as the business aspects of the film and video industries.

FVP is delivered in a unique environment that combines traditional teaching methods with hands-on production and project models. In the second year, students are assisted in finding a practicum opportunity to obtain firsthand experience and establish additional contacts in the industry. The program is two years in length with each academic year divided into two 15-week semesters.

All Film and Video Production students participate in e-learning based curriculum. Students lease PC laptop computers from SAIT, which are equipped with various software applications. Internet access, training and technical support are provided throughout the program.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

Your Career

Upon graduation, you may find employment on productions such as: movies of the week, feature films, commercials, music videos, documentaries, specialty channel programming, television series, and public service or corporate productions. Most entry-level work is available on a freelance or contract basis. Some entrepreneurial graduates start their own businesses and employ others. This industry is always seeking innovative new talent. Graduates of this program tend to work primarily on term specific projects as well as with smaller “boutique” type production companies.

  • Graduates of the Film and Video Production program have a 89% employment rate

Student Success

Applicants with previous academic success are usually more successful in SAIT’s programs.


Upon successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Film and Video Production.



Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

Total Credits 60.0

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