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Ontario College Certificate

Media Fundamentals

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Put yourself on the path to a creative media career.

Program Overview

Gain great skills

You'll acquire basic skills and concepts in:

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

Additional areas of study

You'll also refine academic skills such as research, writing, and preparing and delivering presentations, which will serve you no matter which area of media studies you choose to pursue.

Gain a broad foundation

You'll be introduced to a broad range of media skills to prepare you for advancement into further media studies. This program fills an important gap year for students who have yet to select, or do not yet qualify, for competitive, advanced-level study. Our graduates' broad learning objectives best prepare them to enter programs focused towards a media career.

Additional information

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 exit the program with a broad, foundational skill set that will prepare you for advanced educational opportunities in a variety of creative fields.

You'll be qualified to compete for entry into Sheridan programs such as:

  • Journalism
  • Visual Merchandising Arts
  • Advertising

Media Fundamentals classes are held at Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus, Oakville, Ontario.

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Faculty

Animation Arts and Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COMM 19999 Essential Communications 3
    MEDA 14310 Introduction to Sound Design 3
    MEDA 11044 Design Technology 13
    MEDA 10000 Visual Language 3
    MEDA 10261Working in Creative Industries3
    CULT 11918Global Media and Popular Culture3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    MEDA 10025 Telling Stories for Screens 3
    MEDA 15142Media History3
    MEDA 10082Design Technology for Media 23
    ARTS 19958Introduction to Media Aesthetics3
     General Education Elective 3
    Plus one of the following electives:
    MEDA 14717 Media Writing Fundamentals 3
    MEDA 10001Introduction to Radio Broadcasting3
    Total:18

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Faculty

Animation Arts and Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Animation Arts and Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

A Media Fundamentals certificate is a big first step on the journey towards a media career. After completing the program, you’ll be ready to thrive in whatever media studies discipline you choose to specialize in.

You'll be prepared to compete for entry into Sheridan programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Film and Television
  • Journalism
  • Visual Merchandising Arts
  • Advertising Account Management/Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management
  • Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events

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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Completion

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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Write and/or produce targeted assignments in a variety of common media formats and styles.
  • Describe the relationship of media to the larger social/historical/cultural/political context.
  • Express researched opinions on current Canadian political and social environments.
  • Conduct basic media research.
  • Critique various media content and form (film, television, newspapers, and advertising) and participate in peer reviews.
  • Identify the visual components of still and moving images that convey ideas and meaning.
  • Produce still and moving images to demonstrate basic techniques of visual language.
  • Analyze fictional and non-fictional narrative forms (e.g. story, news) and how they shape social reality.
  • Describe the effective use of sound in film and television.
  • Produce an elementary soundtrack.
  • Use software applications for the production of print and rich media.
  • Develop an education and career plan within the range of media career options.

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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$5,572.54
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,413.54

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

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Ontario College Certificate

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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Animation Arts and Design

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PMDAF

Ontario College Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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