With media shifting away from traditional models of broadcasting towards new and innovative methods, a broader skill set is required. George Brown College’s Video Design & Production diploma program will expose students to traditional and emerging filmic techniques.
Video Design & Production
2 years (4 semesters)
Ontario College Diploma
Year of Study
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The Video Design & Production program will prepare future professionals with the skills required in this emerging field by merging traditional filmmaking techniques with new mediums and distributive methodologies. Graduates will be armed with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills that will enable them to decide which path (employment or self-employment) is best for them. Students will be exposed to elements of both video design and video production including phonography, immersive environments and auteurship, as well as the necessary video editing and post-production skills to create video for entertainment, marketing, advertising, education and social network strategies.
Part Time Study Options
George Brown College also offers evening courses in film and video production. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Create independent digital film projects according to project specifications using various production techniques.
- Work effectively as a member of a digital film production team in various capacities and roles.
- Manage scheduling and budget for digital film productions.
- Capture quality moving images using appropriate camera/lighting equipment and techniques.
- Develop a short film and television portfolio to showcase digital filmmaking skills.
- Write story-driven, visual and cinematic scripts focused on effective dialogue, structure and character development.
- Record and mix multi-track sound in a digital format using industry standard equipment and software.
- Market and distribute digital film projects using industry and new media outlets.
- Edit digital video on non-linear, industry standard software and equipment.
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|VDES1001||Digital Storytelling I|
|VDES1002||Video Design and Composition|
|VDES1003||Digital Video Technology|
|VDES1004||Digital Production I|
|VDES1011||Digital Storytelling II|
|VDES1014||Digital Production II|
|VDES1015||Digital Cinematography I|
|VDES1016||Video Editing and Visual Effects |
|VDES2020||Audio Production Post|
|GSSC1058||Introduction to Psychology|
|VDES2004||Digital Production III|
|VDES2005||Digital Cinematography II|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
Detailed course outlines
The media industry is experiencing a dramatic shift in how it records, transmits and presents itself to the world. As Toronto and the province of Ontario continue to adapt to these challenges and changes with vigour, this industry shows strong projected growth. With Canadians watching more online video than nearly anyone else in the world, and crowdfunding playing an increasingly significant role in video projects such as short and feature films, media continues to have a robust and solid grounding in Toronto. (Sources: ComScore, Canadian Media Production Association)
George Brown College’s Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology is home to Canada’s first YouTube Creator Space — one of only nine such spaces in the world — which offers training, networking and production opportunities to people (predominantly creators with 10,000+ subscribers) who want to create content for the website’s audience of one billion users.
Video designers are able to move across multiple platforms including film, television and interaction storytelling. Potential job titles include:
- Assistant Director
- Editorial Assistant
- Production Manager
- Production Assistant
Future Study Options
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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.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
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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)
- Portfolio (Demo reel)*
* Applicants should submit a minimum of one short film, trailer or demo reel. More information on how to submit the demo will be provided to qualified applicants during the application process.
** 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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
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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.
SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
With disability documentation you can receive academic accommodations. Contact us for information.
"Because the School of Media offers so many different programs, we have the opportunity to collaborate with one another. Working with the acting students has been really eye-opening. You create stories and you create characters but it’s not until
you actually go to filming that you have the actors bring the characters to a different place."
Dave Nguyen (Student, Video Design & Production)
"I have had a wonderful experience with George Brown College. The faculty, management and the instructors have
always stepped up and helped me out in every possible way. The video production course has been very informative and my knowledge base has really grown with GBC. Their approach towards teaching is modern and they provide hands on experience
on the latest equipment. I would definitely recommend GBC as a place of knowledge and growth."
Swati Goyal (Graduate 2018), Video Editor, Upstate
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