Humber’s Bachelor of Film and Media Production degree program combines theory and practice with the goal of preparing you for a rewarding career in media. You will learn a variety of screenwriting and storytelling techniques, and how to combine them into compelling visual narratives. You will be taught by professors highly experienced in the film industry, and benefit from their insights and experiences.
This rigorous program covers a broad range of practical and academic topics such as direction, picture and sound editing, cinematography, videography, and post-production. You will study both fictional and nonfiction filmmaking. You will gain vital research and management abilities and attend seminars hosted by industry professionals, giving you access to valuable insights and contacts. In addition to standard film school topics, this program focuses on multi-platform delivery, helping ensure graduates are ready to take advantage of new digital content channels such as the Internet and mobile devices. A film and media theory component is combined with courses such as entertainment law and media entrepreneurship, preparing graduates for their careers in film. A capstone project in your final year will allow you to apply your skills and demonstrate your creative vision.
Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Evaluate the theory and aesthetics of film, television, video and media and apply concepts in creative productions.
Identify the major historical, social, political and economic factors at play in the creation of film and new media.
Discuss critically the history, influences, aesthetics and key figures in Canadian and international film and media production.
Consolidate and extend learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, both within and outside the field of film and media production.
Produce, design, direct, shoot for film and media productions, using production equipment and technologies.
Develop pre-production, production and post-production management skills for film and media productions.
Analyze and solve film and media production problems, using creativity, analysis, independent judgment and critical self-awareness.
Prepare film and media production proposals that assess costs, benefits, risks, opportunities, and that address client needs and external trends.
Develop and implement film and media pre-production, production and post-production project plans and schedules that make efficient use of resources, using industry specific project management software.
Evaluate and implement marketing and distribution strategies for a film and/or media product.
Write for film and new media productions.
Prepare financial reports and assess the overall financial performance of a film or media production, using industry specific software.
Critically analyze the forces that shape values, ideas, personal and societal circumstances and film and media production decisions and present an academically structured, sustained and well-supported argument.
Communicate ideas using the most suitable medium for the message, audience and purpose, speaking or writing clearly, concisely, correctly and coherently.
Recognize the limits of professional knowledge and skills, and build capacity for on-going self-reflection, learning and development.
Adhere to professional and/or ethical codes of conduct and guidelines and legal requirements.
Develop entrepreneurial skills related to the business of film and media.
Develop a portfolio of film and media products for work search purposes.
Demonstrate self-awareness, self-confidence, self-direction, self-management and use resources to plan for and attain personal, career and work-related goals, within the context of a changing environment.
Work effectively and assertively in teams or crews to achieve desired goals and resolve differing and/or opposing ideas and points of view.
This program includes a work placement component to give students an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience. The 14-week work placement takes place in the summer between years three and four.
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FMP grad, Andrew Korogyi and FMTV grad, Yosef Baraki, have been honoured again for their film, Mina Walking. The film has been awarded the first ever 'Discovery Award' at the Canadian Screen Awards!
Mina Walking is about 12 year-old girl’s struggle to provide for her family while pursuing an education.
25 Congratulations to exchange students Julius von Kauffmann, Jonas Blond, and Andreas Vestergaard whose film 25 was recently accepted into the Montreal World Film Festival. The film screened at the festival on August 27, 2016. Julius, Jonas and Andreas spent a semester at Humber in the Bachelor of Film and Media Production program in Winter 2016. They came to Humber from VIA University College in Denmark.
You’ll learn from experienced professors, including Emmy, Genie and Gemini award-winning industry professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom.View Faculty Credentials
BA (Honours), Political Science – University of Western Ontario
MA Journalism - University of Western Ontario
MA (English Language and Literature) – University of Toronto
BA (Honours Cinema Studies/Drama/Writing and Rhetoric) – University of Toronto
MA (Media Production) – Ryerson University
BFA (Film and Television) – New York University, USA
PhD (Communication and Culture) – Ryerson University and York University
MA (English Literature) – University of Windsor
BA (English Literature and Language) – University of Toronto
BFA – Ontario College of Art and Design
MA – Ryerson University
Media production is a major industry in Canada. More than $1.1 billion of production activity creates hundreds of thousands of jobs. The growth and increasing sophistication of new distribution channels is increasing the demand for imaginative, creative content, as production technology continues to expand and improve. As a result, there is constant demand for skilled thinkers and creators. As a graduate of our program, you can pursue career opportunities in areas such as directing, cinematography, writing, producing and post-production, and interactive technologies, all of which will increase as the Canadian film industry continues to flourish.
In a rapidly changing digital landscape, Transmedia creates multi-dimensional storytelling experiences that provides audiences the opportunity to be engaged like never before. Immersive, collaborative and deeply engaging, Transmedia revolves around the telling of stories using a variety of platforms. The overall narrative experience is intended to be enhanced by audience engagement with each successive platform.
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