Toronto Film School offers on-campus diploma programs, designed to fast track you for a career in entertainment, fashion, design, or video games.
In an inspiring and high-energy environment, you’ll be mentored by practicing industry professionals and collaborate with peers across creative programs. You’ll gain real-world industry experience, playing multiple roles, working in cross-industry teams and building meaningful professional connections. You’ll learn by doing and transform your creativity into practical skills through hands-on, industry-based portfolio projects that showcase your work to future employers. At Toronto Film School, you’ll experience one of the world’s most unique educational communities with instructors and peers who share your passion.
Toronto Film School programs are approved under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
Toronto is considered to be one of the best and most livable cities in the world. As Canada’s capital for film, fashion and design, our multicultural city is home to a variety of global head offices and plays host to some of the greatest international festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*) and Toronto Women’s Fashion Week.
Home to a 2-billion-dollar film & entertainment industry with over 260 productions filmed in the city alone, Toronto is the ultimate place to get inspired and develop the creative expertise to launch your dream career.
ESL Gateway Program Entrance Requirements
A high school diploma from their home country.
The equivalent of 4.0 on the IELTS score. Students without an IELTS score will be tested using the Oxford Online Placement Test. Toronto Film School ESL Gateway Program covers ranges between 4.0 IELTS and 5.5 IELTS.
Based on the results of the Oxford Online Placement Test, students are tentatively placed in Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 of the ESL Gateway Program. Students are tested again upon arrival to Canada and may be placed up or down a level depending on the results of the in-person test.
If you do not have an English test score or would like to improve your English at other ESL schools, please see a list of TFS approved language schools below, along with a standard list of recognized language proficiency tests and minimum scores.
If you have successfully studied for three years in an English speaking country, you do not need to submit ESL test results.
If you have studied in English for at least two years at a recognized college or have successfully completed one year of study at a recognized university or a one-year post graduate certificate at a recognized college, you do not need to submit ESL test results.
TFS APPROVED LANGUAGE SCHOOLS
If you meet our admission requirements, but do not have an acceptable ESL proficiency score, you may be eligible for admission by successfully completing an approved English as a Second Language program. The following are approved ESL programs:
Apex Language & Career College (ALCC) – Level 5 EAP with a mark of 75%
BLI -Level 9
Cambridge English Language Assessment – Minimum score of 162
Candian Language Learning College (CLLC)– Level 6 – Advanced
Capital English Solutions (BAU) – Upper Intermediate
Cornerstone Academic College – Level 5 – Upper Intermediate
EC Language Centers (EC)– Pre-Advanced Level B2
Education First Level B2 – Upper Intermediate
English Lab Toronto (ELT) – Leadership College Prep Program
Geos Language Plus – Level 5 – High Intermediate, Pre-Advanced
Global Village English Centers- GV6 Upper-Intermediate
Halifax Language Institute of Canada (HLIC)– Level 5 – Upper Intermediate
Hansa Learning Center – Level 9
International Language of Canada (ILAC) Level 11 (Pathway l)
ILSC Language Schools Intermediate 4 (Level 4)
Language Studies International (LSI) Level 4 / Upper Intermediate
PGIC Level Upper Intermediate ECP
Pures College of Technology ESL 3 – High Intermediate
Quest Language Studies Level 7
Sprott Shaw Language College (Formerly KGIC) – Level I-EPE
Stafford House International (Formerly Omnicom) – Level 5 – Upper Intermediate
Study English in Canada Inc. (SEC) Level EAP
YUELI Level 5b
18 Months program CAD$39,818/18 months
16 Months program CAD$26,025/12 months
Tuition fees do not include books, expendable supplies, equipment and resources, and may increase up to 6% annually. There are a variety of payment options available to new students. If you would like more information, please fill out a request and someone from the team will get back to you to discuss your options.
As an international student, you can cancel a contract with Toronto Film School or withdraw from a program for any reason with written notice.
If you are unable to obtain a student visa to enter Canada, you will be entitled to a refund (as long as you give us written notification before half of the program is over).
To become a student at Toronto Film School’s Diploma programs, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be proficient in English, and meet program specific admission requirements:
High school (or the equivalent) graduates must submit original or notarized transcripts. If your high school transcripts are not in English, you will be asked to submit translated transcripts.
Transfer students from other universities or post-secondary institutions must submit original or notarized transcripts. If your post-secondary transcripts are not in English, you will be asked to submit translated transcripts. To transfer your credits from another university or post-secondary institution, please submit course descriptions (translated, if not in English), in addition to your high school and post-secondary transcripts.
We may need to determine the Canadian equivalency of your high school or post-secondary credits through an outside evaluation service. Approved evaluation services include: Ontario Comparative Education Assessment Service, International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS of Canada), World Education Services (WES Canada).
If your native language is not English, you will need to submit documentation for an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for entry into most academic programs. If you do not have any English test score and/or need to improve your English skills, you will need to complete a full-time English Language program at Toronto Film School or an approved ESL training school, before starting your TFS diploma program.
HOME STAY OPPORTUNITIES
If you would prefer to stay with a host family, you might consider the option of Home Stay. This option provides a family environment to enjoy the comforts of a home and hosts that can answer your questions and provide insight into Toronto and Canadian life. In addition, you may be staying with other International Students who you can connect with! Home Stay provides access to the living areas in the house, as well as television, laundry and Internet. Fees vary, (depending on the meal plan and the Home Stay company), but costs are approximately $750/ month.
20 – 90 George Henry Blvd
M2J1E7, Toronto, ON
Student Homestay Services
495 Oriole Parkway, Suite 2
M5P 2H9, Toronto ON
To complete an application form for a Home Stay please click here.