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Screen Arts

Screen Arts

Write a script, design and construct a set, shoot and edit a film, manage a production – you experience it all in our creative and collaborative learning environment.

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Waitlist

Program Overview

If you've ever watched the credits roll at the end of a movie, you know it takes a lot of people to make a production happen. In this intensive program, you cover the entire film production cycle – from initial concept through to distribution – within a challenging, hands-on learning environment. You learn script development, set design and construction, film and video production, editing, set etiquette and more. Your challenge is to design, produce, manage and complete productions in a creative and collaborative crew environment.

Upon successful completion of this two-year program, you have a strong foundation in all aspects of film and video production and are able to function as a reliable and informed crew member.

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Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • Portfolio Submission – Your portfolio is a significant factor in determining your admission into the program. Drop off your entrance portfolio at any campus and it will be delivered to the Admissions Office for you.
  • Portfolio Instructions – Detailed portfolio requirements: Screen Arts Portfolio Requirements (PDF 269KB)

Choose NSCC

  • This program gives you the hands-on skills and introduction to professional standard in filmmaking required for a successful production.
  • Industry professionals visit the classroom as guest speakers and cover a wide range of topics.
  • As part of the program, you have the opportunity to work directly with industry professionals.
  • Collaborative Experience – Students collaborate with peers and professionals in other related programs, including Recording Arts, Music Arts, Graphic Design and Radio Television Journalism.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • This is a freelance industry with many opportunities for those who are interested and motivated. In the past, Nova Scotia has enjoyed a steady production industry with many "movies-of-the-week" and featured productions being shot and produced here. Graduates of the program have worked with both established producers and on smaller independent projects or have established their own production companies.

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) in a field related to your program between your first and second year.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SART 1001   Drawing/Drafting for the Screen Arts
SART 1002   Computer Applications I
SART 1003   Basic Technology I
SART 1004   Moving Picture I
SART 1005   Technical Image I
SART 1006   Media Workshop I
SART 1007   Production Management I
SART 2000   Computer Applications II
SART 2003   Media Workshop II
SART 2004   Moving Picture II
SART 2005   Technical Image II
SART 2006   Production Management II
SART 2007   Art Department
SART 2012   Film Set Safety, Etiquette and Protocol
SART 2500   Practicum
SART 3000   Sound and Picture I
SART 3001   Production Design I
SART 3002   Media Workshop III
SART 3003   Post-Production I
SART 3004   Computer Applications III
SART 3005   Producing I
SART 4001   Post-Production II
SART 4002   Media Workshop IV
SART 4003   Production Design II
SART 4004   Computer Applications IV
SART 4005   Producing II
SART 4006   Sound and Picture II
SART 4500   Work Experience

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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