About The Program
What is the VFS-Laurier Pathway Program?
The VFS-Laurier Pathway offers an opportunity for students interested in combining their direct experience training in film production, writing, or acting with an in-depth and comprehensive education in film studies and/or English. In this pathway, one year at VFS counts towards the first year of study at Laurier. Explore the “Plan your Pathway” tool below for more information.
VFS Programs eligible for this pathway are the following:
- Acting for Film & Television
- Film Production
- Writing for Film, Television & Games
Wilfrid Laurier University Degree eligible for this pathway:
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Film Studies
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English
- Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts, English and Film Studies
This reciprocal pathway also allows Laurier students in Year 3 of their program to undertake an applied study year in a VFS program, and then return to Laurier for Year 4 to complete their BA (Honours) degree. A production year at VFS will satisfy 3rd year credit requirements within the 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.