30 hours of classroom-based instruction.
Film, Video and New Media provides entry level training that is recognized by the film, video and new media industries. You will acquire knowledge and develop skills that will help enhance your opportunities in this extremely creative industry. An extensive hands-on approach is used to help you develop the skills needed for positions in the field.
You will take core courses in set safety, set protocol and business skills. You will develop practical skills by participating in one of many practicum electives. You must apply and be accepted to the program prior to practicum.
Wascana Campus offers the program in a number of locations as a special project through off-campus programming.
Mentor, Trainee and SIAST Responsibilities
Graduates are trained as crew members in the film and television industry in Saskatchewan. Employment opportunities exist in such areas as casting, assistant direction, cinematography, continuity/script supervision, location, distribution and craft services.
For more information about career opportunities related to this program, contact Student Employment Services at the campus nearest you.
Post-Secondary SuccessOne year post-secondary studies
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of SIAST programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
SIAST recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
Many SIAST students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Freelance Business Skills
You will learn basic business skills from a film and video perspective. Your studies will focus on freelance business management (taxes, union regulations, bookkeeping), marketing (resumes, networking and advertising), developing a personal career path, managing stress, and developing personal goals.
Credit Units: 1
Other Hours: 15
Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
Set Protocol and Set Safety
Your studies will focus on the film and video set. You will learn about the scope of practice for each occupation within film, video and new media, reporting structures and union regulations. You will also study health and safety as it relates to a production set.
Credit Units: 1
Other Hours: 15
Learning Method(s): Print Distance Individual, Lecture/Lab
Film and Video Practicum
You will select an occupation within the film, video and new-media industry and arrange a practicum with the practicum supervisor. You will prepare a training plan with your mentor/employer. The training plan must meet industry standards and be approved by the practicum supervisor.
Credit Units: 10
Other Hours: 150
Learning Method(s): Work Based Delivery
SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation. Through program and course registrations, SIAST serves 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy. SIAST operates campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and provides a number of courses and programs through distance education.