School of Media, Design and Dramatic Arts

Digital Cinematography

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

The film industry is thriving in Canada, and there is a growing need for skilled workers in this dynamic and exciting field.


Learn the art of filmmaking using new digital technologies like the RED EPIC camera used to shoot films like The Hobbit film series and The Great Gatsby. Start working on your own short film in your first year! This program is geared for the industry of today, where professionals must be able to understand all aspects of production including cinematography, screenwriting, editing and directing. You will gain a solid foundation to create visual stories and graduate with the tools you need to enter this rapidly-changing and evolving field.

Check out work from our Digital Cinematography program!

Your Future Career

  • Film and television technician
  • Directing and producing
  • Documentary and commercial productions

What You Learn

  • Scriptwriting, directing and producing
  • Cinematography, lighting and camera movement
  • Production processes and management
  • Motion graphics and compositing
  • Picture and sound editing
  • Working at Heights Certification

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

Semester 1

DCM100 Digital Cinematography I
DCM110 Writing Skills for Film and Media I
DCM120 Post-Production I
DCM170 Production Process and Management I
DCM175 History of the Cinema
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 2

DCM200 Digital Cinematography II
DCM210 Writing Skills for Film and Media II
DCM220 Post Production II
DCM240 Sound Production I
DCM250 Directing I
DCM275 Production Design

Semester 3

DCM260 Motion Graphics and Compositing I
DCM320 Advanced Post Production III
DCM400 Advanced Digital Cinematography I
DCM350 Directing II
DCM390 Documentary Film Making I

Semester 4

DCM340 Sound Production II
DCM410 Writing Skills for Film and Media III
DCM450 Directing III
DCM420 Advanced Post Production and Compositing
DCM470 Producing a Short I
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 5

DCM500 Applied Filmmaking I
DCM590 Portfolio Development
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 6

DCM600 Applied Filmmaking II
DCM640 Post Production Mastering
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 3786.44 $1055 $60 $100 $5001.44
2 3786.44 $1010 $60 $100 $4956.44
3 3786.44 $1010 $60 $100 $4956.44

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Online Campus Shop

You will also need:

  • Headphones, over the ear - apx. $80.00
  • 2 SD cards (class 10 or better at 32 GB or greater) - apx. $100.00
  • Work Gloves - apx. $20.00
  • Steel Toe Safety Boots/Shoes - apx. $60.00
  • 1TB Portable Hard Drive (either Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 connection) - apx. $100.00
  • 8 AA Batteries - apx. $10.00
  • Outdoor Clothing for Winter or Spring - apx. $100.00-1000.00
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Broadcasting – Television and Video Production – 1 year to complete
  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139