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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s Multi-Platform Storytelling for Creative Producers and Screenwriters graduate certificate program is a fully online program that will prepare you for the exciting and innovative world of writing and producing across an ever-increasing array of screen-based platforms. It will cultivate your ability to adapt to a constantly changing multi-platform media industry through engagement with a range of traditional and emerging media forms. You will develop strong entrepreneurial and collaboration skills and initiative through team-based and individual projects. Professional communication and pitching skills are fostered through a mentorship course, which pairs a student with an industry-based professional. The mentorship course also provides students with an opportunity to begin building their professional network and port folio.
You will learn how to access traditional and innovative funding opportunities while building personal brands as creative, cross-disciplinary, global storytellers. The program uses leading edge curriculum design and online delivery that surpasses conventional perceptions about online education. It will be attractive to international and distance students, industry professionals seeking upgrading, as well as graduates of Canadian degree and advanced diploma programs.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Evaluate the potential business opportunities of a story, including funding, audience targets and marketing.
Pitch and present projects in writing, orally and using a variety of multi-media and web-based methods.
Access public and private sector funding for multi-platform media projects.
Write original stories that are at once personal and universal, thoughtful and compelling, honed through a rigorous writing revision process.
Adapt stories for production across various media.
Select optimal technologies and platforms for telling a given story.
Produce creative projects from idea to delivery phases.
Adhere with applicable legal, ethical and professional standards of the media industry.
Develop a personal brand identity and creative edge using personal resources and background.
Display professionalism and openness when receiving constructive critique and story suggestions.
Develop and apply strategies for personal and career development through activities such as research, experimentation, mentorship and networking.
Watch the video to understand more about multi-platform storytelling
Multi-Platform Storytelling is essentially creative content production for an evolving, three-dimensional media space. Unlike a ‘traditional’ narrative, multi-platform stories typically begin on one platform (film, television, web series, etc.) and are then repurposed, revised, or recast for presentation on secondary, and even tertiary platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram etc.).
In the first semester, students takes 5 online courses that place an emphasis on peer collaboration. These courses demand between 3 and 4 hours of the student’s time each week. This first semester is typically thought of as the ‘planning’ or ideation stage, where ideas for narrative production are introduced, explored, and then solidified.
In the second semester, the student takes their best idea and then spend between 3-4 hours per course, per week, putting that plan into action.
Ontario is emerging as an important hub for media production with Toronto’s film and television cluster now ranking third in North America. The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)’s Profile 2013 estimates that domestic and foreign film and television production in Canada generated 50,200 direct equivalent full-time jobs in 2012/2013.Our program has been designed to address this growing demand for trained professionals who can create engaging content in multi-platform delivery.
Humber’s program features cutting-edge content authored by industry professionals who have produced work in a variety of fields, all of which exist beneath the multi-platform storytelling umbrella (filmmaking, gaming, screenwriting, etc.). Further, its unique configuration encourages students to collaborate and interact with one another so as to develop an original idea in the first semester that will be put into production during the second.
Dr. Adam Miller is a full-time Professor and Program Coordinator in the School of Media Studies & Information Technology at Humber College and oversees the operation of its online graduate program called Multi-Platform Storytelling
for Creative Producers, a program whose content he selectively authored. Dr. Miller was previously associated with the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University within the Undergraduate Program in New Media and the Graduate Program in Media Production. He is currently on the editorial committee for the Canadian Journal of College Students’ Applied Research and he recently travelled to Aarhus, Denmark to facilitate the formation of an institutional partnership between the School of Media Studies and Information Technology at Humber College and the VIA University College Film and Transmedia Program.
Dr. Miller obtained his PhD from York University in Communication and Culture as part of a joint graduate program offered through York and Ryerson Universities. His research is concerned with the socio-cultural changes emerging from digital cultures that are increasingly defined by convergent technologies and the growing ubiquity of the multi- platform modality.
Maureen Dorey is a freelance analyst and story editor and instructor (Humber College and York University) who helps writers find their voices, clarify their intentions, enhance their craft, and renew the connection to their stories.
Spencer Hawtin’s interest in stories started at a young age, and he specifically gravitated to video games. Games provided fantasy worlds and stories of far off places where one could become the protagonist.
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