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.

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Overview

Program name
Media Foundation
Code
G111
Location
Experiential learning
Duration
1 year (2 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
Ontario College Certificate
Method of study
FT

Year of Study

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2018-2019

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Waitlisted
Jan. 2019 Open
May 2019 N/A
International students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Closed
May 2019 N/A

Full Description

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 advanced studies in Graphic Design, Interaction Design and Development, 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

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. 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.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

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Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
MFND1001Media Research
MFND1002Drawing Fundamentals
MFND1003Visual Design Fundamentals
MFND1004Storytelling
MFND1005Photography Fundamentals
COMM1007College English

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
MFND1012Digital Drawing
MFND1016Introduction to Multimedia
MFND1017Interaction Fundamentals
MFND1018Film Technologies
MFND1019Digital Portfolio
GHUM1079Film Studies

Future Study Options

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

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Tuition

$5,127.00*

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 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

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

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).

** 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.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Contact Us

School of Media & Performing Arts

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2015

Email: media@georgebrown.ca

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 Media & Performing Arts is located at 230 Richmond St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1P4. Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today!

You can also take a virtual tour.

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