Sep 25, 2021  
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog

Film and Video Production

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Program Description

The film and video industry entertains, challenges, and 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 by developing the skills to create compelling stories and visual experiences that resonate with audiences. 

Get career ready and prepare to work in one of Canada’s evolving media industries. You’ll learn the fundamentals of scriptwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, and editing, as well as the business aspects of the film and video industries.

This program is delivered in a unique environment that combines traditional teaching methods with hands-on production and project models. In the second year, we will assist you in finding a practicum opportunity where you can obtain first-hand experience and establish additional contacts in the industry.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

  • This program is two years in length, with each academic year divided into two 15-week semesters
  • Students participate in e-learning based curriculum, leasing a SAIT laptop computer that comes equipped with a variety of required software applications
  • Internet access, training, and technical support are provided throughout the program

Your Career

Graduates may find employment working on productions that include but are not limited to: movies of the week, feature films, commercials, music videos, documentaries, specialty channel programming, television series’, and public service or corporate productions.

This industry is always seeking innovative new talent. Opportunities exist with public, private, and community based organizations and businesses, and some entrepreneurial graduates start their own businesses and employ others. Most entry-level work is available on a freelance or contract basis, and graduates tend to primarily work on term specific projects, as well as with smaller ‘boutique’ type production companies.

Student Success

  • Students with higher secondary and/or post-secondary grades typically experience more success in SAIT programs


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a SAIT Film and Video Production diploma.



The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

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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