The Media Foundation program offers students in Toronto the chance to explore a variety of media career options while developing the skills necessary to succeed in diploma and advanced diploma media programs.
1 year (2 semesters)
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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. 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 further studies in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Game - Art 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 Digital Photography certificate. Please see the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Develop creative concepts and ideas through a variety of techniques and in a range of formats.
- Choose appropriate tools, techniques and applications to create media assets and presentations.
- Incorporate researched opinions expressed in mainstream and social media technologies into presentations and reports.
- Utilize current and relevant search strategies and techniques for information fact-finding.
- Apply industry practices to written proposals and print documents, visual storyboards, and interactive presentations.
- Choose visual strategies, historical concepts and precedents in the analysis of past and present trends.
- Create original photographs and videos through a variety of techniques and processes.
- Choose appropriate narrative structures and vocabularies to analyze media and evaluate meaning, coherence, connections and effectiveness.
- Utilize a variety of industry standard audio/video software applications and techniques in the creation of media for a wide range of platforms.
- Use a variety of current industry-standard media tools and techniques to develop self-promotional materials.
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* 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 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.
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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).
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)
Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.
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.
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
Visit the International Admissions page for more information.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
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