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Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing

General information

  • Duration: 1 semester (Summer only),
    starting May 31, 2021
  • 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 9 weeks, 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

Look at Detailed Schedule 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.

Awards and funding

Candidates applying to this microprogram may be eligible to receive funding from the Quebec’s Renewed Prosperity Through Greater Training Program (PARAF).

Admission requirements

Concordia’s minimum admission requirements apply.

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

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. Please refer to our guidelines for minimum English language proficiency for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

Application process

This program is now closed to applications.

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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
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