BA Film and


Video Production


This degree is a hybrid of two distinctive programmes that combines theoretical analysis with practical classroom/industry immersion. Students will be exposed to all the elements of filmmaking such as producing, editing, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, the study of sound and film and television studies. It seeks not only to produce graduates who are immediately employable but also self-starters with a distinct entrepreneurial zeal.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).



Contact Admissions

5/6 Years (PT)




                                            COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                         CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

FILM 121 Introduction to Film 3 COMM 108 Oral Presentation Skills 3
FILM 150 Script Writing I 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3
FILM 161 Critical Analysis of Film and Video 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
FILM 251 Script Writing II 3 HIST 210 OR History of Trinidad and Tobago OR 3
FILM 261 Single Camera Production 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion
FILM 262 Audio Production for Video and Film 3 LANG 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
FILM 271 Video and Film Editing I 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3
FILM 290 Introduction to Video Production 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour 3
FILM 330 Directing for Camera 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
FILM 331 Lighting Design for Film and Video 3 SCIE 121 OR Foundations of Natural Sciences OR 3
FILM 340 Video Aesthetics 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics
FILM 341 Video and Film Genres 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
FILM 362 Television Studio Production 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
FILM 363 Documentary Production 3 SUPPORT COURSES
FILM 374 Advanced Editing Animation 3 ADVT 240 Copywriting 3
FILM 375 Advanced Single Camera Production 3 ADVT 242 Principles of Advertising 3
FILM 432 Business of Film and Video 3 COMM 121 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
FILM 443 Caribbean Cinema 3 COMM 135 Voice and Presentation 3
FILM 444/ Internship OR 4 GRDE 127 Digital Communication Design 3
FILM 455 Practicum 3 LAWW 270 Laws Affecting Journalism and Public Relations 3
FILM 498 Senior Thesis Project I 3 Total Support Course Credits  18
FILM 499 Senior Thesis Project II 3
JOUR 281 Broadcast News Writing 3
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 67  
Two (2) free elective courses in the major area of study 6
Total Credits for Elective Courses in the Major 6

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

To be awarded the BA degree in Film and Video Production, students must successfully complete 121 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Required courses in the major area of study 67credits
               Total credits in the major area of study 67 credits
Core curriculum courses 30 credits
Support courses  18 credits
Free Electives 6 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 121 credits

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    Supporting Documents

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