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Media Fundamentals


You May Be Interested If:

You're a senior-level secondary student who wants to explore a potential interest in a career and/or further studies in media arts.

What Students Are Saying About This Program

“I enjoyed the teaching methods and the teachers were very helpful.”

“I’ve been opened up to new options regarding my future.”

“My opinion of going to college has changed for the better.”

What Will I Learn/Do?

You’ll be able to take one or both of these courses: a media-specific computer applications course and a course introducing you to sound design. You’ll have lots of opportunity to apply what you’re learning through a rich program of hand-on application using modern technology and equipment.
Term Spring 2020
Day Tue & Thu
Date Apr 28 – Jun 11
Time 9:00am-3:00pm
Campus Trafalgar/Oakville
Course Introduction To Sound
Design Technology 1 
School Code TGF4T IBR4T
College Code MEDA14310 MEDA11044
Passing Grade 50% 50%

Course Descriptions:

Design Technology 1

Students participate in lab sessions geared towards production of print and enriched media. Students explore a variety of application software for print and digital media, focusing on illustration, photographic and design software, basics of font choice, colour application and the principles of visual design.

Introduction To Sound Design

Students study the principles of sound, sound recording, basic audio physics, aesthetics of sound, editing and digital audio theory. The application of sound design is examined through analysis of film, television, recording arts, the history of sound designers, and various techniques specific to the sonic arts. Students engage in computer lab and soft ware demonstrations, illustrative lectures and computer-based project assignments fundamental to the study of Sound Design.

Pathways to Full Time Sheridan Programs:

If you enjoyed this dual credit program, you may want to apply for the full time Media Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate Program at Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus. If you are accepted, the dual credits you earned will be counted as courses already completed. The Media Fundamentals one year program offers foundation curriculum in film, broadcasting, journalism and digital media. By taking this suite of media courses, you’ll learn about your interests and abilities while charting a course for more advanced media studies. You’ll acquire basic skills and concepts in:

  • Web and computer technology
  • Sound
  • Camera
  • Television and film production
  • Media history
  • Communications theory
  • Visual design

At the same time, you’ll refine academic skills such as research, writing, and preparing and delivering presentations, which will serve you no matter which area of media or other academic studies you choose to pursue.

Further Academic/Career Pathways:

A Media Fundamentals full-time certificate program is a big first step on the journey toward a career in digital creative industries. After completing the program, you’ll be ready to thrive in whatever media studies discipline you choose to specialize in. You’ll also be qualified to compete for entry into Sheridan programs such as: Journalism- Print or Broadcast; Animation; Photography; Illustration; Game Design; Music Theatre; Advertising; Visual Merchandising; Interior Design; and of course, the Media Arts Ontario Advanced Diploma program.

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