Humber’s Media Foundation certificate program is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge and ability in digital media, communications, writing, design, and academic skills, preparing you for further study in advanced media programs at Humber’s School of Media Studies. Your media training, and in-studio work in foundational media arts, will thoroughly ground you in theoretical and practical approaches.
As you explore the varied and ever-growing field of contemporary media, you will be introduced to a wide variety of subjects such as visual literacy, film studies, photography, web design and digital design. In your second and final semester, you will be able to build an area of focus, choosing from subjects such as script writing, audio and video editing, television studio production, image capture, and media design. You will learn contemporary technical skills using industry-standard software on PC and Mac platforms to develop websites using HTML and script-based languages; work with images using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; and tell visual stories using Premiere Pro and Audition.
This program is designed with input from industry partners, ensuring it remains leading edge, and is taught by faculty with strong industry connections and experience, who will give you valuable insights into the trends and realities of the media landscape. In this program, you will gain an understanding of what it is like to work in different sectors of the mass media industry, helping you develop a career focus and preparing you for success in the workplace.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.
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 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.
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