Learn media for communication, inspiration and entertainment, using sounds, images and stories to explore the unknown, explain mystery and find passion in the world. Chase an evolving idea and let the story emerge as you go. In Media Fundamentals, you learn the tools, techniques and skills that demonstrate your creativity and technical know-how, as you explore educational paths leading to careers in photography, video production, web design, interactive media, journalism
This program allows students to learn technical and creative forms of media and expand their creative thinking, computer skills and knowledge of a variety of digital technologies.
Students will study a wide range of subjects including media communication; current affairs; social media techniques; video capture and editing; web design; audio capture; digital photography; and creative design.
- Students will learn audio, visual and written communication skills and the expression of ideas.
- A variety of media techniques are implemented in the curriculum including media and print communications, photography, video, web and social media.
- Students will also develop presentation skills; learn how to conduct basic media research; and develop an education and career plan.
- Guest lecturers and field trips provide practical learning experiences.
The program enables students to explore their strengths and interests in research-related careers while developing knowledge and portfolio materials to enhance their opportunity to meet the requirements for further study at college or university in industries including:
- Broadcast, print and online journalism.
- Interactive media.
- Music business administration.
- Public relations.
- Video production.
- Web design.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
- Grade 12 English (C, M or U)
If you begin classes in January, you will start the Media Fundamentals program with the courses listed in Semester Two (below) and will be enrolled from January to April. You will follow the courses listed in Semester One starting in September and complete the Media Fundamentals program in December.Back to Top
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
- Advertising account executive
- Advertising sales manager
- Artist manager
- Audio and video recording technician • Broadcast technician
- Concert production and promotion • Editor
- Film and video operator
- Graphic designer/illustrator
- Public relations officer
- Rights administration and industry trade organizations • Social media specialist
- Various roles at major and independent record labels • Web content co-ordinator
- Web designer
Course List & Descriptions
- Audio Capture For Premedia (AUFM 1300)
- Fundamental Communication Skills (COMM 1390)
- Creative Design (DESN 1352)
- Digital Photography & Imaging (DIPI 1300)
- General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
- Careers In Media Arts (MEAR 1300)
- Media Communication (COMM 2335)
- Presentation Skills (DIGT 2302)
- General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
- Intro To Web Design (INWD 2300)
- Professional Practices (PRPR 2300)
- Social Media Techniques (SOMT 2300)
- Video Capture And Editing (VIPR 2300)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.Back to Top
|YEAR ONE FEES||Domestic||International|
Please note: fees are based on the 2015-2016 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.Back to Top
Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials
Graduates of this program may consider further studies in a number of Durham College programs including:
- Advertising and Marketing Communications
- Animation – Digital Arts / Animation – Digital Production
- Broadcasting for Contemporary Media
- Contemporary Web Design
- Digital Photography
- Digital Video Production
- Game Development
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Media Design
- Journalism – Broadcast and Electronic Media
- Journalism – Web and Print
- Music Business Management
- Public Relations
Please note: Applicants must have the required subjects to qualify for admission.
Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.Back to Top