Navigating Production with the Film and TV Industry in Ontario

This micro-credential provides an inside view of the industry and networking opportunities in film and television production in Ontario, preparing students for a pathway to employment.

This stackable micro-credential can be applied towards the Photography, Video, and Animation Skills Certificate.

The curriculum is developed in consultation with the local unions and guilds representing the industry, including the Directors Guild of Canada, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), and NABET 700-M UNIFOR. OCAD U alumni working in the industry will also be consulted.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.

Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas.

Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course.

Contact for assistance with using your account.

Certificate options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned. 

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the roles of unions, and union requirements to work in production.
  • An understanding of the wide range of jobs in production and what skills each require.
  • An awareness of production set etiquette and the requirements of the workplace, including safely protocols.
  • An understanding of the local production ecosystem of local crews and international productions.
  • An understanding of how to manage temporary work contracts with a focus on accounting, scheduling, taxes, and contract negotiations.
Fall 2023
Date & Time:
1 Nov 2023 to 6 Dec 2023
  • Six online classroom sessions
Instructor: Price:
Registration Deadline:
October 27, 2023

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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