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Ontario College Certificate

Media Fundamentals

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on 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

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

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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

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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

Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

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 2021–2022 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.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,536.39
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,327.39

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:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

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.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Workshop Schedule

  • Overview of what Experiential Design is all about
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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

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Ontario College Certificate

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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 Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & 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 availability

Ontario College Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PMDAF

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