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Microprogram in Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking

This program is now open for applications for Summer 2023 (May 10-Aug 10)
Deadline to Apply: March 12, 2023

Jump start your career in the film industry!

In the Microprogram in Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking, you will explore the fundamentals of film production from instructors with professional experience in the film industry. While producing your own short film, you will learn about filmmaking's creative and practical aspects and how to use various tools and technologies, including digital cameras, sound recorders, lighting and gripping equipment, and editing software. You will explore the different stages of filmmaking, from planning and aesthetics to post-production, and how the various roles within a production interact. The microprogram will also help you develop the skills to critique and evaluate the formal and contextual aspects of cinematic work. 

General information

  • Duration: 12 Weeks, Summer 2023. Starts the week of May 10
  • Courses will be delivered on weekday mornings — see details below
  • Credits: 9 credits

Program overview

The undergraduate Microprogram in Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking teaches students the essentials of professional film production. Over a 12-week semester, students will produce a five-minute film using digital cinema cameras and sound recorders. Through this capstone project, students will learn about the critical stages of film production, from idea development, planning and execution to post-production, distribution and critique.

Program structure

Degree requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a total of 9 credits

9 credits – Core Courses

  • FMPR 231 – Filmmaking I (6 credits)
  • FMPR 338 – Image I (3 credits)

Consult the Undergraduate Calendar for the complete description of courses


FMPR 231 Filmmaking I
Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm
May 11 - August 10
FMPR 338 Image I
Wednesday from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm
May 10 - August 9

*Note that the course prerequisites as currently listed for these courses in the undergraduate calendar do not apply to students enrolled in the Microprogram in Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking.

screenwriting and film producing students looking at screen

After your degree

You will gain core competencies and the skills required to get a foothold in the film industry. Upon successful completion, you will be able to explore possibilities for entry level roles in the film industry.

  • Trainee camera assistant
  • Camera operator
  • Junior electric
  • Junior grip 
  • Assistant sound editor
  • Assistant picture editor (video editor)
  • Audio and video recording technician
  • Trainee assistant director
  • Assistant producer

With a natural path leading to more advanced roles, including:

  • Gaffer/chief electric
  • Director of photography
  • Key grip
  • 1st Camera Assistant  

Tuition and Funding

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps on our online tuition calculator:  

  • Step 1: Choose undergraduate
  • Step 2: Choose Quebec resident OR Canadian, non-quebec resident
  • Step 3: Choose Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Step 4: Choose Part-time student
  • Step 5: Enter 9 credits for the winter term
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Admission requirements

This microprogram welcomes candidates with non-traditional career paths or those who do not necessarily possess a university or college degree. 

  • The microprogram is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents only.
  • Students already registered in an undergraduate program at Concordia are ineligible.
  • You do not need a previous degree or diploma to be accepted.

Application process

Deadline to apply: March 12, 2023

Contact for further details.  

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