Directing Principles

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Directing is the artistic management of a film or television program. This is an introductory course that will familiarize the students with different aspects of filmmaking and will teach the students how to lead their own projects. In this course topics such as screenwriting, production, direction of actors, and other topics related to directing will be covered.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Develop and produce short films and motion picture content for media—from the big to the small screen, handheld devices, the web, video installations, and more

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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