Media Foundation program (G111)

Media Foundation
School of Media and Performing Arts
St. James Campus
1 year (2 semesters)
September, January
Ontario College Certificate
The Media Foundation program offers students the chance to explore a variety of media career options while developing the skills necessary to succeed in diploma and advanced diploma media programs.

Full Program Descriptions


students filming other students in front of a green screen

The Media Foundation program offers students the chance to explore a variety of media career options while developing the skills necessary to succeed in diploma and advanced diploma design programs. It includes courses in game design and development, photography and image manipulation, storytelling, audio production, interactive media and visual storytelling techniques.

The Portfolio class offered in semester two will help students create a portfolio, which can be used to submit for advanced studies in Graphic Design, Interaction Design and Development, Game Development and Video Design & Production and other college and university programs requiring a portfolio for admission.

Part Time Study Options  

We also offer several evening courses and a part-time Film & Video Production certificate or a Digital Photography certificate. Please see the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit

Course Outline

Required Courses 


semester courses
Code Course Name
MFND1001 Media History
MFND1002 Drawing Fundamentals
MFND1003 Visual Design Fundamentals
MFND1004 Storytelling
MFND1005 Photography Fundamentals
COMM1007 College English


semester courses
Code Course Name
MFND1012 Digital Drawing
MFND1016 Introduction to Multimedia
MFND1017 Interaction Fundamentals
MFND1018 Film Technologies
MFND1019 Digital Portfolio
GHUM1079 Film Studies

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Future Study Options 

The Media Foundation program provides a general knowledge base for further studies in our Interaction Design and Development, Game Development and Video Design & Production programs, where students will be immersed in more specialized knowledge.

students working in design lab

Tuition and Fees



Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials (non-refundable), student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Please note: Students who start the program in January (Winter term) will be required to attend classes during the summer months (May to August)

George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Apply To  

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Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Design

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2015


For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus  

The School of Design is located at 230 Richmond St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1P4.

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George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.

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