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Study abroad at Toronto Film School

Toronto Film School is one of the top-ranked film schools in Canada and the world. It offers on-campus diploma programs, designed to fast track you into an exciting career in entertainment, design, or video games.

The School boasts a fast-paced, hands-on, and collaborative learning environment that aims to give students all the skills they need to achieve their career dreams. Led by industry professionals, including award-winning producers, game and fashion designers, Toronto Film School seeks to inspire students to create.

Toronto Film School offers a range of diploma programs including film production; video game design; acting for film, TV, and the theatre; writing for film and TV; and graphic design. From the very beginning, students keep intellectual rights to their works and are encouraged to build and grow their portfolio, collaborate with students on other programs, and learn outside of their focus major.

As a student studying at Toronto Film School will benefit from cutting-edge technology and facilities. You’ll also learn from award-winning, industry-active faculty who offer invaluable insights and knowledge, as well industry connections that could help you after graduation.

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Why study at Toronto Film School?

  • Top-Ranked Film School

    The School is ranked as a “Top Film School” (QS World University Rankings)

  • Quality, flexible programs

    Programs are taught by industry-active faculty, and a diploma can be earned in 12–18 months

  • Great location

    TFS is located in Toronto, one of the world's most liveable and multicultural cities and a big center of creative industries.

  • Career support

    Students graduate with a big portfolio available to demonstrate to employees

Life as an international student

By choosing Toronto Film School, you’ll be studying in one of the best cities in Canada. Toronto has many opportunities within the ever-growing creative industries. Toronto has been chosen by Netflix as one of its key production locations, and it also hosts the yearly Toronto International Film Festival.

You’ll also be studying with people from many different countries in an inspiring and high-energy environment. You’ll be mentored by practicing industry professionals and collaborate with peers across different creative programs. You’ll gain real-world industry experience, working in cross-industry teams and building meaningful professional connections.

After completing your diploma program, you’ll have an opportunity to continue your studies with the university pathway program. You’ll do just two additional years of the creative arts program at Yorkville University to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Toronto Film School will help you find the right accommodation for you close to campus. You can find housing in a shared apartment, private rooms, or you could stay with a HomeStay family. This is a great way to immerse yourself in Canadian culture and will give you a safe family environment to live and study in.

Student life & facilities

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from CAD$7,680 to CAD$38,314 per year


United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement Bursary (USMCA)

  • Amount: 30% off tuition fees. Domestic tuition rates instead of international tuition rates
  • Requirements: US or Mexican citizen

BIPOC Creative Achievement Award

  • Toronto Film School in partnership with BMO is proud to contribute to the diversity of Canada’s creative industry workforce through this exciting new award that alleviates financial barriers for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) creatives. Every quarter, one student—currently enrolled full time in any of our on-campus programs—will be selected to receive tuition credits valued at $1,250.
  • Amount: CAD 1,250.
  • Requirements: Essay and minimum cGPA of 3.5 is required to apply.

Creative Success Award

  • Designed for Toronto Film School Video Game Design & Animation and Video Game Design & Development students who are in their first term. This award is dedicated to the memory of Kurt Huhn, a 2019 Video Game Design & Development program graduate. This award honours attributes that we admired in Kurt and seek to recognize in his fellow students. This unique award will not be judged on academic merit. Rather, the award will be given to a current full-time gaming student who demonstrates passion, potential and creativity in their studies. Every quarter, one recipient will be selected to receive $2500 in tuition credits.
  • Amount: CAD 2,500.
  • Requirements: Essay and minimum cGPA of 3.5 is required to apply.


Toronto Film School

460 Yonge St. Campus, Toronto, Ontario, CA M4Y 1W9

Toronto is considered to be one of the best and most livable cities in the world. It plays host to some of the greatest international festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto Fringe Festival, and Toronto Women’s Fashion Week.

Visa requirements for Toronto Film School

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements