About The Program
What is the VFS-Laurier Pathway Program?
The VFS-Laurier Pathway offers an unparalleled opportunity for students interested in combining their hands-on training in film production, writing, or acting with an in-depth and comprehensive education in film studies. The VFS-Laurier Pathway offers a fast-track to the ultimate film education—an Honours BA in Film Studies from Laurier and a diploma in Film Production, Writing for Film + Television, or Acting for Film + TV from VFS in only four years, when studying full time.
Students attend Year One at VFS and then Years Two, Three, and Four at Laurier. The program at VFS counts as one year (5.0 credits) towards a four-year (20.0 credits) Honours Film Studies degree at Laurier. Students will receive an applied media diploma in Film Production, Writing, or Acting and an Honours BA in Film Studies. International graduates of the VFS-Laurier Pathway program will also be eligible to apply for a post-graduate work permit.
This reciprocal pathway also allows Laurier Film Studies students in Year 3 of their program to undertake an applied study year in the VFS Film Production program, and then return to Laurier for Year 4 to complete their BA (honours) degree. A film production year at VFS, will satisfy 3rd year credit requirements within the Laurier Film Studies BA program.
About Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university, located in Waterloo, Ontario, and with additional campuses in Toronto, Brantford, and Kitchener, Ontario, as well as in Chongqing, China. The University is home to more than 18,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate students, and more than 500 faculty and staff. Long regarded as one of Canada’s preeminent undergraduate universities, Laurier’s Film Studies program is considered one of the top film programs in the country.