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Media Foundation

Credential: Ontario College CertificateProgram Code: 09501Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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)

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,030.82
  • international: $15,262.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

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

Additional Costs

 Approximately $600 for materials and equipment.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Nicola Winstanley, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4370
nicola.winstanley@humber.ca
mediastudies.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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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.


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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 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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Experience

media foundations video

The above video, about students' experience in the Media Foundation program, was directed and produced by Media Foundation students Bright Osei-Agyeman, Alisha Beauvais and Kodiac Bennett.

Student Work

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