Writing for Film, 

Television & Games
Start Your Script Writing Career in 1 Year

Picture Yourself Living In Vancouver, Canada


Culture. Creativity. Connections. The Vancouver area isn’t just beautiful, it’s a place that cultivates talent, friendships, and relationships within the film, TV and games industry. From the trails of Grouse Mountain to the nightlife of Granville Street to the creative and collaborative writing spaces, Vancouver is the place to take the next step in your career.

Six Terms. One Goal.
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Alumni Success Stories

Vancouver Film School alumni are some of the most successful professionals in the film, television, and gaming industries. 

Here is a sample of their achievements.

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Career In Only
One Year


The Writing for Film, Television + Games program is effective and concise, taking you from an insightful beginner to a writer producing work for film and television in just one short year. Structured to deliver the skills you need, Vancouver Film School connects you with industry insiders as your instructors. You’ll work with the tools you’ll use in the real world, creating the experience you need to take the next step in your career.

Make Great Connections For Your Future 

An education at VFS is more than just the film writing classes, scripts writing classes, and screenwriting course you take and the experience you earn: it’s the connections you’ll make with your current classmates and with the VFS alumni family. Learn from those in the industry, and connect with VFS grads just like you. They’re out there, doing the work, and they’ll want you right beside them.

Develop fundamental skills in visual storytelling, structure, character, format, and genre. Write and workshop your first portfolio piece with film writing for a short film script.

Term

1

Commit to story and character development for your first feature screenplay. Develop your TV script writing skills with a spec script, hone your dialogue skills, and start work on a series of comedy sketches.

Term

2

Demonstrate your skills in story, character, and dialogue through workshopping the first drafts of your feature and TV scripts.

Term

3

Gain hands-on experience in producing low-budget projects. Specialize in film or TV writing, and begin work on your final project.

Term

4

Broaden your skill set as a writer with electives that complement your chosen specialization. Electives include writing for comics, video games, and writing for commercials.

Term

5

Complete drafts of your final projects and polish them through intense workshopping. Discover critical business skills to help prepare you for entering the industry.

Term

6

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Hanna

Seth Lochhead - Writer

District 9

Terri Tatchell - Writer



Chappie

Terri Tatchell - Writer


Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Ryan Galletta - Writer



Gracepoint

Gemma Holdway – Script Coordinator

Riese

Miguel Valdez Lopez – Writer

Some Assembly Required

Jennifer Siddle – Writer


Cole

Adam Zang – Writer

Motive

Julie Puckerin - Writer

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Ryan Galletta – Writer


Last Man Standing

Richard Brandon Manus – Writer


Arctic Air

Derek Thompson – Writer


Cedar Cove

Derek Thompson – Writer / Story Editor


When Calls the Heart

Derek Thompson – Writer


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Specializations
Writing for Feature Films / Writing for Television / Writing for Games

The Path To Your Career Begins Now

Start Your Writing Career with VFS

VFS can get you started in your career writing a screenplay for film, television, and games. 

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VFS Docu-Short: Writing for Film & Television

Develop fundamental skills in visual storytelling, structure, character, format, and genre. Write and workshop your first portfolio piece with film writing for a short film script.

Term

1

Commit to story and character development for your first feature screenplay. Develop your TV script writing skills with a spec script, hone your dialogue skills, and start work on a series of comedy sketches.

Term

2

Demonstrate your skills in story, character, and dialogue through workshopping the first drafts of
your feature and TV scripts.

Term

3

Gain direct production experience in producing low-budget projects. Specialize in film, TV, or games writing, and begin work on your final project.

Term

4

Broaden your skill set as a writer with electives that complement your chosen specialization.
Electives include writing for comics, video games, and writing for commercials.

Term

5

Complete drafts of your final projects and polish them through intense workshopping. Discover critical business skills to help prepare you for entering the industry.

Term

6

Six Terms. One Goal: Master Writing 

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Specializations and Careers

Feature film writers are the creators of the project. Nothing happens without a script, so nothing is filmed with a feature scriptwriter.

Careers:
Film scriptwriter
Reader for producers or studios

In the world of television production, writers both write the scripts and have a say in all creative decisions. Writers work in a collaborative environment, whether it’s with other writers or with the entire production team, to take a television show from concept to production. Writers can also work in development to nurture new stories and help bring them to air.

Careers:
Television writer
Television producer
Development executive

Careers:
Video game writer

Games writers not only come up with complex plots of video games, but also write the dialogue and the cinematics for the games. Whether it’s a mobile game, a first-person shooter, or a narrative-based game, it will require a writer.

Writing for Television

Writing for Feature Films

Writing for Games

A VFS Writing for Film, Television & Games Education

A diploma in Acting for Film & Television & Games

A portfolio showcasing your work

Acccess to VFS Alumni Director and Job Board

A lifetime network

Industry connections that will help guide your career

Accelerated 2- to 3-year diploma, bachelor's, and master's degree pathway options with partnered higher education institutions in Canada and abroad

Culture. Creativity. Connections. 
Vancouver is a beautiful place that cultivates talent, friendships, and relationships within the entertainment arts industry. The ideal location to take the next step in your design career.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and until it is safe to resume in-person instruction, VFS will continue to offer its signature immersive, one-year programs online. Hybrid learning (online & on-site) and future start dates are also open for registration.

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