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The tools to turn your talent loose

Whether you’re watching a movie screen, TV monitor, or listening to music in your smartphone, are you fascinated by seeing the work of a team of writers, producers, directors, camera operators, lighting technicians, video editors, digital video effects designers, and sound engineers and producers all come to life? The Audio & Film School at LaSalle College Vancouver offers diploma programs in Digital Film & Video, Professional Recording Arts, and Digital Photography.


Jump start your career in the film industry, right at the heart of the action

This is for storytellers who want to see their work on big or small screens. It's also cameras and lighting, studios and filming locations, technical skills, and the artistry of filmmaking. If you're ready to shoot, edit and make stories come to life, this program is made for you!

We don't just listen to music - we live it!

There's a whole lot more to this program than just the fact that you'll be working in a professional studio built by two of the industry's top sound designers. But that alone gives you a feel for how seriously we take what we do. And how seriously we'll expect you to do the same as you learn to record, edit, mix, and produce audio.


Financing Your Education

LCV has a team in our Student Financial Services department to guide you through financing your education to invest in your future. There are many different types of financial aid for you to explore:

  • Government Student Loans
  • Canada Student Grants
  • Financial institutions
  • Lifelong Learning Plans (LLP)
  • Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
  • Scholarships and Bursaries

LaSalle College Vancouver has several scholarships that you can apply for. We award over $600,000 annually to students who qualify.

  • Talent Scholarship
  • Indigenous Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Award
  • Athletic Scholarship
  • Entrance Scholarship
  • Travel Bursary

Our Programs
Overview

LaSalle College Vancouver’s Digital Film and Video diploma program prepares students for a rewarding career behind the camera. Students learn about every aspect of film and video production including digital video cameras, editing and graphics software, as well as areas of pre-production such as screenwriting, scripting, production, location scouting and casting. They also go behind the camera to study production in camera operations, directing, producing, and post-production in editing, digital finishing and media management. In this program, students explore how to create everything from broadcast news to motion pictures as they learn to write and direct the story of their future.

Professional Profile

Digital Film & Video students can go on to become

  • A production assistant
  • An executive producer
  • A director of photography
  • A camera operator
  • A gaffer
  • A visual effects editor
  • An editor
  • A producer

Industries where new producers can start their careers

  • TV Studios, Video Production House
  • Feature Films
  • Video Gaming Industry
  • Interactive Media Firms
  • Advertising Agencies or Departments
  • Freelance for Special Events (Wedding, Sporting Events, Festivals, etc.)

Credentials

Diploma

Program duration

  • The Diploma program consists of 90 credits over 6 quarters.

Overview

Recorded sound is a vital part of today’s media. Extending far beyond the production of hit singles, the need for professionally recorded sound spans the entertainment, gaming, event, and technology industries. Use your talent and the latest tools to create the music and sound that inform, entertain, stir, and inspire others.

The Professional Recording Arts program at LaSalle College Vancouver is the perfect place to hit the play button on an exciting career. Through rigorous study of theoretical concepts, industry practices, and hands-on production techniques, students work to develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional engineers, technicians and producers.

Professional Profile

Professional Recording Arts students can go on to become

  • An audio or sound engineer
  • A live concert and event sound technician
  • A sound designer or composer
  • A music producer
  • An audio equipment technician
  • A music editor

Industries where new artists can start their careers

  • Live Performances/ Concert Arenas
  • Record Labels
  • Sound Design Studios
  • Film & TV Audio Post Studio
  • Video Game Industry
  • Corporate Audio & Visual Department
  • Radio & TV Studios

Credentials

Diploma

Program duration

  • The Diploma program consists of 90 credits over 6 quarters.
  • The Diploma (LIPA)* program consists of 110 credits over 6 quarters.



*The Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) program is a transfer program for students who aspire to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), a university situated in the English City of Liverpool that was co-founded by Paul McCartney.

Overview

Photography is about so much more than taking a good photo; it’s about understanding light and form, technology and software, editing and finishing. The Digital Photography Diploma program teaches students the essentials of the craft, preparing them for an exciting and diverse career in photography.

Professional Profile

Photography students can go on to become

  • A photojournalist
  • A director of photography
  • A movie stills photographer
  • A photo retoucher
  • A photographic print expert
  • A fine art photographer
  • A photo producer

Industries where new photographers can start their careers

  • Advertising
  • Fashion
  • Movie
  • Architecture/Real Estate
  • Wedding
  • Newspaper/Magazine
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Portrait/Newborn
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Fine Arts

Credentials

Diploma

Program duration

  • The Diploma program consists of 60 credits over 4 quarters.

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