Program Overview

Program Requirements 


Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs offered by the University of Ottawa. 


Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.


Occupations related to this program

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

  • Film director
  • Film editor
  • Film producer


Actors and comedians

  • Actor
  • Comedian
  • Film dubber



  • Film critic


Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

  • Floor manager


Managers publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

  • Video production company manager
  • College and University Teacher
  • Professionnal schools
  • Technical Director


Administrators post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Assistant dean
  • Dean
  • Faculty administrator


Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.


Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.


Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Acart Communications
  • Balestra
  • GAPC Entertainment
  • Mercury Filmworks
  • One Market Media
  • Sound Venture Productions
  • Bell Media
  • Canadian Film Centre
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • CCI Entertainment
  • Marble Media
  • New Real Film
  • Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF
  • Avanti
  • Cinémathèque québécoise
  • National Film Board of Canada - NFB
  • Pixcom
  • Régie du cinéma
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Atomic Cartoons
  • Brightlight Pictures
  • WildBrain
  • Vancouver Film School


Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.


Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source of information.

  • Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
  • Advanced Research Team on History and Epistemology of Moving Image Study - ARTHEMIS
  • Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists - ACTRA
  • Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l'image et du son - AQTIS
  • Association des cinémas parallèles du Québec - ACPQ
  • Association québécoise de la production médiatique - AQPM
  • Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec - ARRQ
  • Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma - AQCC
  • Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists - ACTRA
  • Canadian Association for Photographic Art - CAPA
  • Canadian Association of Online Film Critics
  • Canadian Film Institute - CFI
  • Canadian Media Producers Association
  • Canadian Society of Cinematographers - CSC
  • Cultural Human Resources Council - CHRC
  • Directors Guild of Canada
  • Film Studies Association of Canada - FSAC
  • Manitoba Arts Council
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-operative
  • Ontario Media Development Corporation - OMDC
  • Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association - SMPIA
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Toronto Film Critics Association 



Date modified : 2022-08-03