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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

*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 open for applications.

Fill out our online application in SlideRoom to apply to this microprogram. Deadline May 7, 2021. All the steps for admission are explained in slide room. Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Letter of intent (maximum 500 words) explaining their reasons for applying to the program, summarizing their goals, and mentioning any prior academic or work experience in the film industry.
  • Copies of their transcripts from institutions attended
  • Proof of Status in Canada
  • English Proficiency results (if applicable – visit Concordia.ca/ugrad-elp for more details)

Contact cinema@concordia.ca if you have any questions.

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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