Alberta Film Schools
Alberta College of Art Design;
Toll Free in North America:
Media Arts Digital Technologies;
Media Arts and Digital Technologies is a new, interdisciplinary program. It offers students the
opportunity for an intensive and rigorous program of study in the creative use of the emerging electronic and digital media technologies.
Taught by faculty who are active, practicing artists engaged in research at the intersections of culture, science, technology and art, the Program incorporates as its primary objective studio practice in these evolving media with research into their history, nature and future as new technologies for creative and expressive visualization and communication.
The Banff Centre – Film and Media;
Film and Media at The Banff Centre inspires creativity in film and video, new media, and audio, conducts media research, and produces the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Film and Media is a multi-disciplinary department that responds to The Banff Centre’s strategic priority of providing seamless engagement across and between disciplines, and is characterized by a talented pool of technical support personnel. Programming includes film and new media residency programs, creative training and workshops, as well as self-directed opportunities. There is an emphasis on the development of significant collaborations, both within the Centre, and with external partners.
Program Manager, Film Media
The Banff Centre
Box 1020, STN 51, Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5, Canada
Grant MacEwan College;
Design Studies Program, School of Communications
A prerequisite one year Design Foundations Certificate is the basis for entry into one of five majors of specialization to create a professional portfolio at Grant MacEwan College. Selections for majors are: Motion Image, Photography, Illustration, Exhibit Presentation and Digital Media. The Design Studies program is for students willing to be challenged and pushed into new territory regularly.
Motion Image graduates create moving messages that teach, motivate, and persuade – communication that lasts. Producer, director, editor, shooter, post-production wizard: the careers are as varied as the list of credits at the end of a production. The Motion Image major gives you the versatility to discover innate conceptual and technical challenges while using state-of-the-art equipment.
Digital Media graduates have pixel-based portfolios that show communication on-screen. Web design, digital modeling and illustration, animation, compositing and motion graphics: if it communicates on a computer screen, Digital Media students know how and why. Organizations must reach an increasingly wired audience and the designer who can show an understanding of how communication design and technology work together are in high demand.
To discover more about these majors and other exciting opportunities available to you through MacEwan’s Design Studies program, be sure to visit our website!
The Design Studies program is offered through MacEwan’s Centre for the Arts and Communications campus. The mailing address is:
Grant MacEwan College
10045 – 156 Street
Edmonton, AB T5P 2P7
With an emphasis on dramatic narrative filmmaking, and twin streams in acting and production, the Motion Picture Arts (MPA) program prepares students to tell their stories to the world through motion pictures, the most powerful medium of our time.
The Bachelor of Applied Motion Picture Arts enables students who have completed two years of post-secondary theatre, broadcasting, or related studies to expand and apply their primary training to the rapidly growing motion picture, television and multimedia industries. Equivalent training or professional experience will also be considered for acceptance. The MPA program starts at the 3rd year, with parallel streams in Acting and Production offering intensive theory and hands-on instruction in acting, producing, directing, screenwriting, audition techniques, business and career path, cinematography, sound, digital editing, and production management. Students also benefit from an extensive guest speaker series with practical workshops conducted by industry experts and field trips to major production facilities and industry events. The 3rd year culminates in an Advanced Certificate in Motion Picture Arts, after which students may move on to the mentored 4th year practicum, either working directly in the industry or using the College s equipment and facilities to produce a substantial motion picture, or a combination of both. Graduates of the 4th year receive the Bachelor of Applied Motion Picture Arts degree.
Unique to Canadian film schools, the MPA program is an integrated part of the College s Theatre Studies Department, sharing access to full costuming, set construction, props, special effects and lighting and sound facilities. Students have access to the Arts Centre complex, which includes a 576-seat proscenium theatre with a seven story fl y tower, a 2500 square-foot studio theatre/ sound stage, digital recording and mixing studio, fully equipped shops, and design and rehearsal facilities. The MPA program has its own dedicated sound stage with green screen, professional 24p widescreen camera packages, ARRI lighting, extensive grip equipment including dolly, track and camera jib, and dedicated private Final Cut ProHD editing suites.
Our award-winning faculty and staff have extensive experience in feature films, television series, commercials, movies of the week, music videos and independent productions, as well as production credits in educational and professional theatres across Canada. Graduates of the MPA program can be found in major production centres throughout North America and beyond and are taking leadership roles in the continuing growth of the motion picture industry in Canada.
The MPA program has received tremendous support from industry leaders, including the Alberta Film Commission, the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association, the National Film Board of Canada, Global Television Network, CBC, ACTRA, IATSE, joe:Media Group, Minds Eye Pictures, Image Works Alberta Inc. Landmark Cinemas, Crescent Entertainment Ltd. White Iron Inc. Catalyst Distribution Inc. and many others.
Please refer to the Red Deer College calendar at www.rdc.ab.ca/programs_and_courses for detailed program content, course descriptions and program cost estimates.
The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT);
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
1301 16th Ave NW
(403) 284-SAIT (7248)
Cinema, Television, Stage, and Radio Arts (CTSR)
Two Year Diploma
Options include Broadcast News (BN), Film/Video, Radio and Television (TV).
As of fall 1999, BN students are also enrolled in the SAIT Technology Enhancement Program (TEP). For a supplementary fee (now supportable by a student loan), BN students each receive full-time use of a laptop PC, enhanced course materials, and access to a technology-enhanced classroom and a help desk.
Radio may join the TEP program in the fall of 2000.
Application: January – February
Intakes: September each year
Work/practicum component required
As Canadians consume ever more electronic information and entertainment, the
electronic and film media industries are expanding to meet their needs. Our
graduates find employment in both the creative and operational areas of media
The working environment of graduates depends upon the option studied, and the
opportunities available upon graduation. An increasing number of CTSR
graduates work on a contract or freelance basis. Our students find employment
primarily in the western provinces, although many have found success in other
areas of Canada and abroad.
University of Calgary;
Department of Drama
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone (403) 220-5421
Fax: (403) 284-0713
You can reach the following personnel of the Department through e-mail
The Department of Drama offers a wide variety of study and practical training in drama and theatre:
a) Baccalaureate Program in Drama
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Secondary School Drama)
b) Graduate Program
Master of Fine Arts (Design, Directing, Theatre Studies)
The Department also offers courses in Acting, Directing, Dramatic Literature/Theatre History, Design, and Drama Education. The Department of Drama has a significant production program producing four plays, two graduate directing projects, and a festival of student works in each season. The production program also includes a noon time play series. Opportunities for students include careers as actors, directors, scholars, designers, technicians, administrators, and careers in related fields.