Media Foundation Program (P111)

2019-20202020-2021

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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.

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 2 will help students create a portfolio, which can be used to submit for further studies in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Game - Art, Video Design & Production and other college and university programs requiring a portfolio for admission.

Program Requirements

The Media Foundation program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following minimum specifications:

  • Laptop or Desktop 
  • CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250U or equivalent 
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 or equivalent 
  • RAM: 8GB 
  • Screen: 13-inch (1,920 x 1,080) 
  • Storage: 256GB SSD 
  • Additional Storage: 1TB Portable HD 

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop creative concepts and ideas through a variety of techniques and in a range of formats.
  2. Choose appropriate tools, techniques and applications to create media assets and presentations.
  3. Incorporate researched opinions expressed in mainstream and social media technologies into presentations and reports.
  4. Utilize current and relevant search strategies and techniques for information fact-finding.
  5. Apply industry practices to written proposals and print documents, visual storyboards and interactive presentations.
  6. Choose visual strategies, historical concepts and precedents in the analysis of past and present trends.
  7. Create original photographs and videos through a variety of techniques and processes.
  8. Choose appropriate narrative structures and vocabularies to analyze media and evaluate meaning, coherence, connections and effectiveness.
  9. Utilize a variety of industry standard audio/video software applications and techniques in the creation of media for a wide range of platforms.
  10. Use a variety of current industry-standard media tools and techniques to develop self-promotional materials.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

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

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
MFND1012 Digital Drawing
MFND1016 Introduction to Multimedia
MFND1017 Interaction Fundamentals
MFND1018 Resource Filmmaking
MFND1019 Digital Portfolio
GHUM1079 Film Studies

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$5,068.00*

Additional Costs

* 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 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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).

** 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 the Transfer Guide for more information.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

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

This program is offered through our School of Media and Performing Arts and classes take place at our St. James Campus, located at 230 Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada.

On-campus information sessions are available. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Media Foundation Program (G111)

2019-20202020-2021

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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.

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 further studies in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Game - Art and Video Design & Production and other college and university programs requiring a portfolio for admission.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop creative concepts and ideas through a variety of techniques and in a range of formats.
  2. Choose appropriate tools, techniques and applications to create media assets and presentations.
  3. Incorporate researched opinions expressed in mainstream and social media technologies into presentations and reports.
  4. Utilize current and relevant search strategies and techniques for information fact-finding.
  5. Apply industry practices to written proposals and print documents, visual storyboards, and interactive presentations.
  6. Choose visual strategies, historical concepts and precedents in the analysis of past and present trends.
  7. Create original photographs and videos through a variety of techniques and processes.
  8. Choose appropriate narrative structures and vocabularies to analyze media and evaluate meaning, coherence, connections and effectiveness.
  9. Utilize a variety of industry standard audio/video software applications and techniques in the creation of media for a wide range of platforms.
  10. Use a variety of current industry-standard media tools and techniques to develop self-promotional materials.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

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

SEMESTER 2

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

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$5,315.00*

Additional Costs

* 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.

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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).

** 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.

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

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

This program is offered through our School of Media and Performing Arts and classes take place at our St. James Campus, located at 230 Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada.

On-campus information sessions are available. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.