Video Design & Production Program (P112)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Video Design & Production
  • Code: P112
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 years (4 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Media & Performing Arts
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,742.00 *
  • International Tuition:
    $17,266.00 **
  • Fall 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 3: On Campus
  • Winter 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 2, 4: On Campus

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Overview

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

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate demonstrates the ability to:

  1. Create independent digital film projects according to project specifications using various production techniques.
  2. Work effectively as a member of a digital film production team in various capacities and roles.
  3. Manage scheduling and budget for digital film productions.
  4. Capture quality moving images using appropriate camera/lighting equipment and techniques.
  5. Develop a short film and television portfolio to showcase digital filmmaking skills.
  6. Write story-driven, visual and cinematic scripts focused on effective dialogue, structure and character development.
  7. Record and mix multi-track sound in a digital format using industry standard equipment and software.
  8. Market and distribute digital film projects using industry and new media outlets.
  9. Edit digital video on nonlinear, industry standard software and equipment.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
VDES1001 Digital Storytelling I NONE
VDES1002 Video Design and Composition NONE
VDES1003 Digital Video Technology NONE
VDES1004 Digital Production I NONE
VDES1000 Mise-en-Scène & Film Structures NONE
COMM1007 College English** NONE

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
VDES1011 Digital Storytelling II VDES1001
VDES1014 Digital Production II VDES1004
VDES1015 Digital Cinematography I VDES1003
VDES1016 Video Editing and Visual Effects VDES1002
VDES2020 Audio Production Post I VDES1002, VDES1003
GNED General Education Elective  

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
VDES2004 Digital Production III VDES1015, VDES1014
VDES2005 Digital Cinematography II VDES1015
VDES2006 Audio Production Post II VDES2020
VDES1017 Scriptwriting VDES1011
VDES2009 Directing VDES1015, VDES1014
GNED General Education Elective  

SEMESTER 4

Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
VDES2014 Capstone Project Successful completion of all semester three courses.
VDES2015 Production Entrepreneurship VDES1017, VDES1009
VDES2016 Special Effects VDES2005, VDES2006
VDES2008 Art Direction VDES2009
GNED General Education Elective  

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM 1000 Introduction to College Communication before progressing to COMM 1007. COMM 1000 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit Assessment Centre for more information.

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

    Industry

    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.

      Tuition and Fees

      Domestic Tuition

      $4,742.00 *

      International Tuition

      $17,266.00 **

      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 2021. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

      ** Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2022. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2023 and at later dates.

      International Students

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

      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)
      • portfolio (demo reel)*
      • digital letter of intent*
      • video submission*

       

      * Applicants should submit a minimum of one short film, trailer or demo reel. More information on how to submit the demo, letter of intent and video 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.

      Course Exemptions

      College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

      International Students

      Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

      How to Apply

      Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

      International Students

      Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

      International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

      Student Success

      Dave Nguyen

      “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.”

      Swati Goyal, 2018 Graduate

      "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."

      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.

      International Students

      Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

      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, Ontario, 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 Info Session.

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

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

      Video Design & Production Program (P112)

      2022-20232023-2024
      • Program Name:
        Video Design & Production
      • Code: P112
      • Credential:
        Ontario College Diploma
      • Method of Study:
        Full-time
      • Duration:
        2 years (4 semesters)
      • Centre:
      • School: Media & Performing Arts
      • Location: St. James Campus
      • Starting Months: January, September
      • Domestic Tuition:
        $4,749.00*
      • Spring 2022 Delivery:
        Semester 2: Hybrid
      • Winter 2022 Delivery:
        Semester 1, 2, 4: Hybrid

      Compare up to 3 programs

      Overview

      Program Overview

      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.

      Full Description

      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.

      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

      Program Learning Outcomes

      The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

      1. Create independent digital film projects according to project specifications using various production techniques.
      2. Work effectively as a member of a digital film production team in various capacities and roles.
      3. Manage scheduling and budget for digital film productions.
      4. Capture quality moving images using appropriate camera/lighting equipment and techniques.
      5. Develop a short film and television portfolio to showcase digital filmmaking skills.
      6. Write story-driven, visual and cinematic scripts focused on effective dialogue, structure and character development.
      7. Record and mix multi-track sound in a digital format using industry standard equipment and software.
      8. Market and distribute digital film projects using industry and new media outlets.
      9. Edit digital video on non-linear, industry standard software and equipment.

      Courses

      Required Courses

      SEMESTER 1

      Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
      VDES1001 Digital Storytelling I NONE
      VDES1002 Video Design and Composition NONE
      VDES1003 Digital Video Technology NONE
      VDES1004 Digital Production I NONE
      VDES1000 Mise-en-Scène & Film Structures NONE
      COMM1007 College English** NONE

      SEMESTER 2

      Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
      VDES1011 Digital Storytelling II VDES1001
      VDES1014 Digital Production II VDES1004
      VDES1015 Digital Cinematography I VDES1003
      VDES1016 Video Editing and Visual Effects VDES1002
      VDES2020 Audio Production Post I VDES1002, VDES1003
      GNED General Education Elective  

      SEMESTER 3

      Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
      VDES2004 Digital Production III VDES1015, VDES1014
      VDES2005 Digital Cinematography II VDES1015
      VDES2006 Audio Production Post II VDES2020
      VDES1017 Scriptwriting VDES1011
      VDES2009 Directing VDES1015, VDES1014
      GNED General Education Elective  

      SEMESTER 4

      Code Course Name Pre-Requisite
      VDES2014 Capstone Project Successful completion of all semester three courses.
      VDES2015 Production Entrepreneurship VDES1017, VDES1009
      VDES2016 Special Effects VDES2005, VDES2006
      VDES2008 Art Direction VDES2009
      GNED General Education Elective  

      **Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills)*** before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003*** does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit Assessment Centre for more information.

      ***COMM1003 course will be replaced by COMM1000 Introduction to College Communication starting with Winter 2022 intake.

      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

      Industry

      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)

      Educational Pathways

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

      Future Study Options

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

      Tuition and Fees

      Domestic Tuition

      $4,749.00*

      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.

      International Students

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

      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)
      • Portfolio (Demo reel)*
      • Digital Letter of Intent*
      • Video Submission*

       

      * Applicants should submit a minimum of one short film, trailer or demo reel. More information on how to submit the demo, letter of intent and video 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.

      Course Exemptions

      College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit TransferGuide for more information.

      International Students

      Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

      How to Apply

      Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

      International Students

      Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

      International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

      Student Success

      Dave Nguyen

      “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.”

      Swati Goyal, 2018 Graduate

      "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."

      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.

      International Students

      Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

      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.

      Video Design & Production Program (P112)

      2022-20232023-2024
      • Program Name:
        Video Design & Production
      • Code: P112
      • Credential:
        Ontario College Diploma
      • Method of Study:
        Full-time
      • Duration:
        2 years (4 semesters)
      • Centre:
      • School: Media & Performing Arts
      • Location: St. James Campus
      • Starting Months: January, September
      • Domestic Tuition:
        $4,705.00*
      • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
        Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

      Compare up to 3 programs

      Overview

      Program Overview

      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.

      Full Description

      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.

      Program Learning Outcomes

      The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

      1. Create independent digital film projects according to project specifications using various production techniques.
      2. Work effectively as a member of a digital film production team in various capacities and roles.
      3. Manage scheduling and budget for digital film productions.
      4. Capture quality moving images using appropriate camera/lighting equipment and techniques.
      5. Develop a short film and television portfolio to showcase digital filmmaking skills.
      6. Write story-driven, visual and cinematic scripts focused on effective dialogue, structure and character development.
      7. Record and mix multi-track sound in a digital format using industry standard equipment and software.
      8. Market and distribute digital film projects using industry and new media outlets.
      9. Edit digital video on non-linear, industry standard software and equipment.

      Courses

      Required Courses

      SEMESTER 1

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      VDES1001 Digital Storytelling I
      VDES1002 Video Design and Composition
      VDES1003 Digital Video Technology
      VDES1004 Digital Production I
      GHUM1079 Film Studies
      COMM1007 College English

      SEMESTER 2

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      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

      SEMESTER 3

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      VDES2004 Digital Production III
      VDES2005 Digital Cinematography II
      VDES2006 Post Production
      VDES1017 Scriptwriting
      VDES2009 Directing
      GNED General Education Elective

      SEMESTER 4

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      VDES2014 Capstone Project
      VDES2015 Production Entrepreneurship
      VDES2016 Special Effects
      VDES2008 Art Direction
      GNED General Education Elective

      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

      Industry

      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)

      Educational Pathways

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

      Future Study Options

      For information on future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

      Tuition and Fees

      Domestic Tuition

      $4,705.00*

      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 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

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

      International Students

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

      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)
      • Portfolio (Demo reel)*
      • Digital Letter of Intent*
      • Video Submission*

       

      * Applicants should submit a minimum of one short film, trailer or demo reel. More information on how to submit the demo, letter of intent and video 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.

      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.

      International Students

      Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

      How to Apply

      Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

      International Students

      Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

      International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

      Student Success

      Dave Nguyen

      “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.”

      Swati Goyal, 2018 Graduate

      "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."

      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.

      International Students

      Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

      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.

      Video Design & Production Program (G112)

      2022-20232023-2024

      Compare up to 3 programs

      Overview

      Program Overview

      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.

      Full Description

      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.

      Program Learning Outcomes

      The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

      1. Create independent digital film projects according to project specifications using various production techniques.
      2. Work effectively as a member of a digital film production team in various capacities and roles.
      3. Manage scheduling and budget for digital film productions.
      4. Capture quality moving images using appropriate camera/lighting equipment and techniques.
      5. Develop a short film and television portfolio to showcase digital filmmaking skills.
      6. Write story-driven, visual and cinematic scripts focused on effective dialogue, structure and character development.
      7. Record and mix multi-track sound in a digital format using industry standard equipment and software.
      8. Market and distribute digital film projects using industry and new media outlets.
      9. Edit digital video on non-linear, industry standard software and equipment.

      Courses

      Required Courses

      SEMESTER 1

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      VDES1001 Digital Storytelling I
      VDES1002 Video Design and Composition
      VDES1003 Digital Video Technology
      VDES1004 Digital Production I
      GHUM1079 Film Studies
      COMM1007 College English

      SEMESTER 2

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      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

      SEMESTER 3

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      VDES2004 Digital Production III
      VDES2005 Digital Cinematography II
      VDES2006 Post Production
      VDES1017 Scriptwriting 
      VDES2009 Directing
      GNED General Education Elective

      SEMESTER 4

      semester courses
      Code Course Name
      VDES2014 Capstone Project
      VDES2015 Production Entrepreneurship
      VDES2016 Special Effects
      VDES2008 Art Direction
      GNED General Education Elective

      Detailed course outlines

      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

      Industry

      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)

      Educational Pathways

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

      Future Study Options

      For information on future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

      Tuition and Fees

      Domestic Tuition

      $5,055.00*

      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.

      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)
      • 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.

      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.

      International Students

      Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

      How to Apply

      Apply To

      Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

      International Students

      Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

      International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

      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.

      International Students

      Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

      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.

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