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Film Production

What can I do with my degree in Film Production?

About the program

Concordia’s Film Production program integrates rigorous hands-on technical training with aesthetic, historical, commercial and theoretical topics to help you develop your craft and vision as a filmmaker. As a student in this program, you will find innovative ways to express yourself through motion pictures. As a Concordia Film School graduate, you will possess the training and skills needed to successfully embark on a career path in cinema and media production.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Skills developed

As a student in Film Production, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.

  • Research and writing skills
  • Understand and appreciate visual language and aesthetics
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Screen / script writing
  • Storytelling
  • Sound
  • Project management
  • Reflect on and evaluate yours and others' work
  • Be proactive and have initiative

  • Discuss ideas and opinions
  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Openness and flexibility

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Develop self-discipline and autonomy
  • Influence and persuade
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving and decision-making

  • Collaborate and cooperate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow

  • Conduct research, and critically analyze and evaluate information

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Advertising and Marketing Companies
  • Animation Studios
  • Arts Councils
  • Casting Agencies
  • Community Centers
  • Conservations Institutions
  • Consulting Firms
  • Digital Studios
  • Entertainment Companies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Fashion Industry
  • Festival and Cultural Organizations
  • Film Production Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Heritage and Cultural Organizations
  • Lighting and Grip Equipment Firms
  • Locations Services
  • Magazines / Newspapers
  • Market Research Companies
  • Motion Picture Studios
  • Multimedia Studios
  • Museums and Art Galleries
  • Music Recording Studios
  • Not-for-profit Sector
  • Performing Arts Centres
  • Photo Studios
  • Production Companies
  • Prop and Wardrobe Houses
  • Publishing Firms
  • Set Construction Firms
  • Special Effects Studios
  • Stage Rental Facilities
  • Theatre, Opera, Dance Companies
  • Television / Radio Stations

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Film Production lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Art Director
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Camera Technician / Operator
  • Cinematographer
  • Casting Agent
  • Digital Imaging Assistant
  • Director of Photography
  • Film Conservator
  • Film Distribution Coordinator
  • Film Studio Coordinator
  • Film Critic
  • Film Director
  • Film Producer
  • Film Editor
  • Film / Broadcast Journalist
  • Lighting Technician
  • Production Assistant / Coordinator / Designer / Manager
  • Post-Production Coordinator
  • Film Editor
  • Talent Agent/Coordinator
  • Technical Film Crew
  • Screen / Script-Writer
  • Sound Designer
  • Photographer
  • Special effects technician
  • Set Designer
  • Sound Technician
  • Systems Administrator
  • Studio floor manager

  • Blogger
  • Broadcaster
  • Columnist
  • Communication Officer / Specialist
  • Content / Technical Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Press Agent
  • Proof Reader
  • Public Relations Coordinator / Consultant / Specialist
  • Publications Assistant
  • Publicist
  • Reporter (Television and Radio)
  • Script Writer
  • Staff Writer
  • Social Media Strategist / Manager
  • Speech Writer
  • Spokesperson
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer / Editor

  • Announcer
  • Assistant media archivist
  • Casting agent
  • Event planner
  • Film Festival Planning Staff
  • Media Correspondent
  • Media Planner / Coordinator
  • Multimedia Artist / Producer
  • On-Air Personality / Host
  • Online Content Developer
  • Program Coordinator
  • Publicist
  • Radio / TV Announcer
  • Reporter

  • Advertising Account / Sales Manager
  • Advertising Planner / Analyst
  • Event Planner
  • Marketing Assistant Manager
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Coordinator / Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Promoter
  • Promotion and Advertising Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Film Production

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Censor
  • Film Archivist
  • Publicist
  • College / University Professor

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

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Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

These websites post jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study.

Search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field. 

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Office hours

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