8 months
25577 CAD/year
11038 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Documentary and Non-Fiction Media Production program at Seneca College you will learn from a team of award-winning filmmakers and industry professionals and be immersed in rigorous, intensive, hands-on training in the art and craft of documentary filmmaking.

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The Documentary and Non-Fiction Media Production program at Seneca College is built on three pillars — creative, technical, industry — you will learn every aspect of documentary production, from story idea to pitching, shooting and editing, and market and distribution.

As a graduate of this program, you will be engaged in pre-production (research and development,) production (principal photography,) and post-production (editing) as you wear multiple hats as a director, producer, cinematographer and editor to make your first documentary film.


This program will equip you with industry-focused skills that are rapidly growing in demand, and the tools and resources essential to be versatile and agile in an industry that thrives on great story ideas.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Independent filmmaker
  • Content provider
  • Impact producer

This program will teach and train you to work in the documentary industry and beyond. You can establish your own production company or team up with like-minded people in the industry. Your career can include making your next film, working with established producers or joining a plethora of NGO, non-profit, or private organizations seeking documentary storytellers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Documentary Form
  • Cinematography
  • Editing for Non-Fiction
  • Directing for Documentary
  • Story Producing
  • Sound Recording

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Seneca offers admission to students up to the first day of classes. However, applications will not be accepted once a program becomes full. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply soon.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or college diploma or equivalent
  • Meeting with program co-ordinator
  • English proficiency for graduate certificates 
  • After you apply, you will receive details on how to book a meeting with the program co-ordinator and what to bring to your meeting. Your meeting can be arranged in person, by telephone or Skype.
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents educated outside of Canada must provide a World Education Services (WES) or ICAS Canada credential evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25577 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25577 CAD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    11038 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11038 CAD per year during 8 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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