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Transmedia Fellowship

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. Storytelling, therefore, becomes more effective and thorough as connection and understanding are deepened.

The Transmedia Fellowship brings together students from across a wide range of programs in the School of Media Studies and Information Technology to work on a collaborative Transmedia project such as this. The Fellowship reflects our School’s commitment to provide students with innovative learning opportunities to prepare them for the challenges that lay ahead.

Spanning 14 weeks from May to mid-August, each Fellowship is valued at $6000 each. Successful applicants are expected to work full-time during this period. Fellows will be required to work as a group and will have access to Humber facilities and designated faculty advisors.

Application Information

In order to apply, applicant must be a current SMSIT student and in good academic standing.

This paid Fellowship will be offered to four students who are either in the:

  • Third year of a Degree OR
  • Second or final year of an Advanced Diploma OR
  • Final year of a Diploma OR
  • Completing a Graduate Certificate

Students from all programs are eligible to apply.

Once an application is submitted it will be assessed by a selection committee. Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

2018 Application Details Coming Soon.

The Application

There are three components to the application: 

  1. A Transmedia Fellowship Reference form, which must be completed by the applicant's program coordinator or instructor.
  2. A detailed resume, including contact information for two additional professional references.
  3. A 500-word essay on why you are a suitable candidate for the Fellowship.
All application documents must be dropped off at the SMSIT main offices at either the Lakeshore campus (L4000) or the North campus (K107) and must be addressed to Andrew Ainsworth Associate Dean, SMSIT.

Experience our interactive storytelling projects below!

Remember The Tardigrades, 2014

Remember The Tardigrades, 2014

Help Lily decipher clues and collect evidence to expose the corporation responsible for the collapse of music festival culture, and the disappearance of her parents.

Welcome to Valhaven, 2015

Welcome to Valhaven, 2015

Explore Valhaven Island and use your investigative skills to uncover what is happening in Red Crowe City.

360-degree tour of the lakeshore campus

360-Degree Tour of the Lakeshore Campus, 2016

What does a state-of-the-art campus look like? Take a 360-degree tour and see for yourself! Explore the campus and learn more about life at Lakeshore.

Hear from our past Fellows on why the Fellowship is a unique opportunity

 Shay Koshy

Shay Koshy

Bachelor of Journalism

In a few words, Shay would describe the role of a Fellow as an “event planner for controlled chaos.” He feels his involvement in the Fellowship was a pivotal point, both professionally and personally. So much so, in fact, that his experience building the 2016 Transmedia project from start to finish, helped him develop his current thesis project very thoroughly.

His most memorable moment from the program was the time he was engaged by Sean Doyle, the program’s faculty advisor, to come up with a web development solution, not having any expertise in the area except a creative mind and a drive to do whatever it took to create a dynamic multi-platform story!

Shay feels the Fellowship is a great fit for someone looking to develop new skills on an intense project, one that that has lasting impact.

Jessica Richard

Jessica Richard

Bachelor of Journalism

When Jessica was selected for the Fellowship program, she couldn’t have imagined what would come out of it!

She contributed using the traditional tools of her field but she also took on the lead in managing and coordinating the various parts to the project as a whole. She found herself drawn to a project management role and sees the Fellowship experience as having been a catalyst in helping her figure out the direction for her academic and professional career, moving forward.

Her favourite moment from the experience was having the opportunity to interview a senior manager with the Toronto Blue Jays, during the busy summer sports season! A moment she is sure not to forget. 

Laura O’Callaghan

Laura O’Callaghan

Bachelor of Journalism

To Laura, learning as you go and stepping outside of your comfort zone is what the Fellowship was all about.

“I did a lot of editing of the videos and that was all new to me. I kind of had to teach myself. You had to learn yourself and be independent.”

In what she describes as a rigorous 14-week endeavour, there was a great deal of juggling roles and multitasking! A comprehensive learning experience, a lot of responsibility, many opportunities to develop new skills and the chance to work for such a large and well-known organization like Humber College are all reasons not to overlook the Transmedia Fellowship. 

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