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Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing


General information

  • Duration: 1 semester,
    starting January 8, 2022
  • Primary campus: Online
  • Credits: 9 credits


Program overview

This undergraduate Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing teaches students two fundamental aspects of cinema: the creation of a script and the process of transforming it into a film. Over the course of 14 weeks or one semester, this 9-credit intensive program guides students in the creation of a screenplay and showcases the process of producing individually or collaboratively authored screenplays according to film industry standards. The synthesis of screenwriting and film production will help students navigate the intricacies of creative, technical, and logistical aspects unique to filmmaking, from conception to distribution.

Program structure

Degree requirements

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

9 credits – Core Courses

  • FMPR 341 – Writing for Film I (3 credits)
  • FMPR 441 – Writing for Film II (3 credits)
  • FMPR 336 – Introduction to Film Producing (3 credits)

Consult the Undergraduate Calendar for the complete description of courses

Please see here for detailed scheduling information

*Note that the course prerequisites as currently listed for these three courses in the undergraduate calendar do not apply to students enrolled in the Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing.

Admission requirements

Please note that Mature Entry students won’t be required to complete extra credits when enrolling in this micro-certificate.

Applications are open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The application consists of a letter of intent, uploaded via a portfolio platform called SlideRoom.

Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue studies in their chosen field.

Students already registered in a program at Concordia are ineligible for the Microprogram. 

Application process

Please complete your application on SlideRoom. The deadline has been extended to November 8, 2021.

Contact cinema@concordia.ca for further details.  

Tuition and Funding

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Upon successful completion of the program

This microprogram welcomes candidates with non-traditional career paths or those who do not necessarily possess a university or college degree. They will gain core competencies and skills required to start their film career. Upon successful completion, applicants will be able to explore possibilities for entry level roles in the film industry.

These opportunities include:

  • Screenwriter
  • Story editor
  • Reader / Evaluator for producers, studios, funding agents
  • Independent producer
  • Assistant producer


Your Professors

FMPR 341, 441: Writing for Film I, II

Wiebke von Carolsfeld is an award-winning writer, editor and filmmaker. German-born, Montréal-based, she has directed three critically acclaimed feature films. Marion Bridge (starring Molly Parker, introducing Elliot Page), STAY, (a Canadian/Irish coproduction starring Taylor Schilling), and The Saver, which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Wiebke's films have played at festivals around the world (TIFF, Rotterdam (competition), Karlovy Vary, Sydney, Pusan etc), winning many awards including Best First Feature at TIFF, and inclusion in Canada’s Top Ten. Claremont, her first novel, was published both in Canada and in Germany and has been optioned for a limited tv series by Jeremy Podeswa. Currently, she is in development on her new feature, Someone’s Daughter, produced by Prospector Films. Wiebke has taught internationally classes on screenwriting, filmmaking as well as the creative process.

FMPR 336: Introduction to Film Producing

TBD

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