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Media Foundation

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 09501 Length: 2 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    •  Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedClosed
September 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,816.58
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

 Approximately $600 for materials and equipment.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Nicola Winstanley, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4370



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Media Foundation certificate program helps you develop a strong foundation in digital media, communications, writing, design and academic skills, preparing you for potential entry into more advanced media programs in Humber’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology. You’ll receive a thorough introduction to a wide variety of subjects with courses that include media communications, video and audio production, film studies, photography, and web and digital design. You’ll also get a real sense of what it’s like to work in these different areas. Ultimately, our program will introduce you to a variety of roles in media so you can make an informed decision about how to pursue your career.

The program is designed with input from our industry partners, ensuring courses are current and relevant. You will learn up-to-date technical skills using software on Mac and PC platforms, developing websites (HTML and script-based languages), working with images (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and telling visual stories (Premiere Pro, Audition). Your instructors have strong industry connections and will give you insider tips on the latest trends and how to succeed in this rapidly changing industry.


Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Acquire the basic skills needed to be accepted into other programs within the School of Media Studies and Information Technology.

  • Determine and develop personal strengths and talents in a chosen field.

  • Describe the evolution of cinema as a modern art and recognize and discuss various genres of film and the works of directors.

  • Take photographs using digital cameras and process them electronically.

  • Evaluate effective websites and use programs to create websites.

  • Understand and discuss the purposes of the media in a democratic society and recognize the strengths and limitations of the various media including the Internet.

  • Apply the basics of good design and recognize the role of typography in graphic design.

  • Explore the role of public relations and write basic news releases.

  • Engage in the personal selling process and recognize the effectiveness of different media to sell products or services.

  • Use industry standard software for manipulating images.

  • Use industry standard software as a design tool.

  • Layout pages and import visuals using industry standard software.

  • Videotape live action using video cameras.

  • Use audio production techniques.


Your Career

A career in media can take you in many directions: video production, journalism, public relations, interactive media, advertising, and digital design and imaging. Our program allows you to experience all these possibilities and will help you decide where you want to go next. In the process, you will develop skills in writing, digital editing, photography and web design – skills that are critical in our digital-media age.

You will be guided, coached and supported by instructors with extensive industry experience. In your second semester, you will choose electives that will provide you with more advanced training and help you prepare for your next step – then we’ll help you apply to other programs that will lead you to your media career of choice. Our goal is to set you up for success.

The Humber Experience

media foundations video

Students, Osei-Agyeman, Alisha Beauvais and Kodiac Bennett directed and produced a video, highlighting the Media Foundations program at Humber College.

Student Work

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