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Advanced Entertainment Arts Production Management

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College
Advanced Production Management for VFX, Film, TV and Games is a full-time, two-year program focused on the fundamentals of production management as it pertains to pre-production, production and post-production processes. The program includes an in-depth review of production management at a VFX, Film, TV or gaming studio with a detailed workflow breakdown from the initial steps of show set up, asset and shot turnover, through the stages of production, including scheduling, artist and resource management, to client delivery and key roles breakdown. Students will study various specializations including script breakdowns, bidding, budgeting, as well as accounting and business management. The program also teaches students how to interact professionally in both written correspondence and personal interactions, while emphasizing the values of collaboration, teamwork, and soft skills.

Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admission requirements:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • OR:

    • English 30-1, English 30-2, or equivalent


    • Satisfactory results on the Bow Valley College Admissions Test
  • Portfolio submission of relevant work examples or other equivalent work. This could include a breakdown of how a project would be organized, the planning of an entertainment project or a text submission describing a project completed by the student.

English Language Proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.0 with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 83
  • College Academic English 2: Minimum grade of B-
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks: 8 in each strand (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) A: 59-64

OR: Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program

OR: Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction. 

OR: Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $10,923.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $712.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $200.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 18, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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