Video Design & Production Program (P112)

Program Description

Program Overview

With media shifting away from traditional models of broadcasting toward new and innovative methods, a broader skill set is required. George Brown College’s Video Design & Production diploma program will expose you to traditional and emerging filmic techniques.

Full Description

The Video Design & Production program will prepare you with the skills required in this emerging field by merging traditional filmmaking techniques with new mediums and distributive methodologies. As a graduate, you will be armed with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills that will enable you to decide which path (employment or self-employment) is best for you. You 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.

Program Requirements

The Video Design & Production program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following minimum specifications:

  • laptop or desktop
  • CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7
  • graphics: Intel UHD graphics 620 or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB – 16GB (the most you can afford. the better)
  • screen: 13.3-inch – 15inch
  • storage: 500GB – 1TB SSD
  • additional storage: 2-4TB Portable HD
  • optional but recommended: 4K Capable Mirrorless or Digital SLR

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Video designers are able to move across multiple platforms including film, television and interaction storytelling. Potential job titles include:

  • filmmaker
  • screenwriter
  • director
  • assistant director
  • editor
  • editorial assistant
  • producer
  • production manager
  • production assistant


    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.)

    For information on future study options, see the Transfer Guide.

    Educational Pathways

    Graduates of this program may also be interested in the Screenwriting & Narrative Design graduate certificate program.

      “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
      Ontario College Diploma

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