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Become a Screenwriter in Just One Year

The VFS Fast-Tracked, One-Year Writing for Film & Television Diploma

You are creative and passionate about writing for film and television. Now make it a career you will love. In just one intense year, you will get the skills, knowledge, and industry expertise to make a living as a screenwriter.

One Year – Fast and Focused

Our intensive curriculum packs three years of training into one year, so you get working right away.

Instructors Who Know the Industry

Department Head Michael Baser has written and produced some of the most successful TV shows of all time, including Three's Company and Full House. 100% of our instructors have substantial screenwriting experience, so you're learning from industry professionals who have been there and know what it takes to succeed.

Located in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is "Hollywood North" – a mecca for the entertainment arts, and film and television in particular. From big studio blockbusters to indie productions, we have it all.

Career Development and Guidance

Our faculty and professional mentors work closely with you throughout your year to help you understand the industry and craft a killer portfolio and résumé. Wow the studios, open doors, and get your dream job!

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The Writing for Film & Television Program

The hyper-focused, fast-paced curriculum at VFS means building a strong foundation in many disciplines. During your year, among other things, you'll learn:

  • Feature Screenwriting
  • TV Specs
  • Story Editing
  • Story Structure
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Documentary Writing
  • Script Genres (Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Crime, etc.)
  • Commercials
  • Writing for Video Games
  • Dialogue
  • Adaptation
  • Writing for Comics
  • Web Series
  • Pitching and Marketing
  • Career Preparation

Foundation Visual Art & Design

Are you unsure which program is for you or not quite ready for our fast-paced curriculum? Consider Foundation Visual Art & Design, the VFS entertainment arts discovery program.

In this highly practical essentials program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in areas like game design, programming, interactive design, film production, animation, visual effects, sound design, writing, makeup design, and more. After one year, you’ll graduate ready to successfully enter and complete the majority of our other programs and prepared to specialize in a field that you’re passionate about.

Get the Screenwriting Career of Your Dreams in Just One Year

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