Scriptwriting – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: School of Media and Design (Ottawa)
Degree: Post-diploma
Field of Study: Playwriting and Screenwriting
Description: The one-year Scriptwriting Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the knowledge, writing experience and hands-on skills necessary to become a writer in the ever-expanding fields of film, television, theatre, video and digital media content.

Discover your style and voice, as well as how to develop characters and write stories for any audience. By the end of the program, you possess an extensive professional-quality portfolio of work.

By analyzing issues and trends in film and media, you learn how to market your skills effectively and work professionally in our industries . Faculty are up-to-date, experienced professionals who help guide your projects. Guest speakers are regular visitors to your class and provide tips and advice on your potential career path.

URL: Scriptwriting at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $6,411

For more information on costs, see our tuition and fees estimator at https://www.algonquincollege.com/ro/pay/fee-estimator/.

Careers: Playwrights ; Authors and Writers

Facts

LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE: 22,000 Students
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $1,513
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $5,603
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
EMAIL: international@algonquincollege.com
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.

 

Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 

Admissions

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Community college diploma, a university degree or partially-completed university degree, or two or more years of appropriate post-secondary experience: AND Submission of a 500-word written piece identifying the applicant`s suitability for a profession in scriptwriting as well as describing the film, media, theatre, writing or other writing-related experience qualifying you for this program. Details can be found online at http://ow.ly/XpmRd.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Application Notes : Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent or partially-completed degree, or two or more years of appropriate post-secondary experience; AND

Submission of a 500-word written piece identifying the applicant`s suitability for a profession in scriptwriting as well as describing the film, media, theatre, writing or other writing-related experience qualifying you for this program. Details can be found online at http://ow.ly/XpmRd.

If you do not meet the academic requirements above but have two or more years of media, theatre, journalism or other program-related experience, clarify this in your written piece.

The written piece is required of ALL applicants. We cannot finish your application process until this has been completed. We encourage you to submit this promptly.

NOTE: Please send an electronic copy of your written piece to: media@algonquincollege.com.

The following information must be included in the email subject line: Scriptwriting, Written Piece, your name, and Algonquin student number.

 

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at international@algonquincollege.com for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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