Why apply for one of the 17 Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Collaborative Degree programs offered by the School of Contemporary Media?

Three answers:

  • Our faculty and staff are accomplished industry professionals who bring real life experience to the classroom.
  • Our technical facilities are state of the art, designed and outfitted to industry standards.
  • Our graduates get jobs and win awards.


Study Advanced Filmmaking with award-winning faculty with over 70 years of combined industry experience, including filmmakers, producers, directors, cinematographers and network executives who have won Geminis, Emmys and Canadian Screen Awards for drama, comedy and documentary work that has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Study Broadcast Radio, Television, Journalism or TV News. Radio students work in a fully equipped broadcast radio station, 106.9 The X. TV students operate an online TV station, and work in both Fanshawe's own studios as well as those of Rogers TV London on both live and pre-recorded programming. Our Broadcast Journalism program was the first school of journalism to be named winner of the RTNDA Bill Hutton Award for outstanding contribution to journalism in Canada.

Study Corporate Communications and Public Relations with IABC Accredited and IABC Award-winning faculty, and join our legion of graduates who are already working as PR and Communications professionals at LondonLife, 3M Canada, Manulife Financial, Canadian Cancer Society, Ivey Publishing and many more private and non-profit organizations locally and abroad.

Study Interactive Media Design and Production or become an Interactive Media Specialist at our world class Centre for Digital and Performing Arts (CDPA) in downtown London, in the heart of the city's booming interactive media industries. Graduates of these programs find work quickly in firms like Arcane, which boasts 80% Fanshawe grads among its workforce.

Study Music Industry Arts or Audio Post Production with faculty who are accomplished performers, producers and engineers, and join ranks of successful graduates working locally, nationally and internationally with artists such as Josh Grobin, Rhianna and Cher, and have won Junos, Grammys, and most recently an Oscar for Best Sound Mixing for Whiplash (Craig Mann).

Study Photography with London's finest professional photographers, many who run their own studios. Work with the latest DSLR technology, software and printing systems to produce dazzling images utilizing landscape, portrait and commercial techniques in both capture and finishing. Jason Ransom, Chief Photographer in the Office of the Prime Minister, is a graduate of this program.

Study Video Game Design and Development or 3D Animation and Character Design at the CDPA with faculty responsible for big brand titles starring the likes of Batman, Shrek and Hulk. Work with the latest Motion Capture, 3D Printing, and Gaming Platform technology, and gear up to join London's booming Video Game industry at companies like Big Blue Bubble and Digital Extremes.

Study Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media, utilizing industry standard AVID and Adobe systems, in preparation for your career as a an editor, digital visual effects artist, compositor, animator, motion graphic artist, motion tracking specialist, matte painter or lighting and shading artist.

Want more? Take one of our collaborative programs with Brock University or Western University, and earn both a university degree and college diploma in Contemporary Media: Theory and Production, Media Theory and Production or Music Recording Arts.


Rob Carver


School of Contemporary Media