Program Overview

Video has been incorporated into all facets of our lives, in broadcasts, cinema, online, and in every commercial or corporate environment imaginable. Viewers increasingly expect personalized entertainment experiences with live video. Learn to understand and thrive in this live production environment with Fanshawe’s Advanced Live Digital Media Production program. This eight-month graduate certificate will prepare you to work in many aspects of the TV, film, and video production industries as a storyteller, director, or producer.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
30 Weeks
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
2023 September
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
2023 September

Your Learning Experience

Responding to increased demand for live, in-the-moment video production and streaming, Fanshawe’s Advanced Live Digital Media Production program provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of roles in media production.


All phases of live and recorded video production will be taught throughout this Fanshawe College program, including pre-production, production, post-production, delivery, and repurposing. You’ll learn and put into practice the full live production process, from planning and writing to live delivery of programming. Become familiar with advanced field production and current technology such as advanced networking and interconnectivity of production and streaming technologies. You’ll also learn about entrepreneurship and business opportunities as independent production companies.


Apply what you learn and expand your portfolio and network through either an internship or a multidisciplinary project involving live video production. You’ll produce a variety of live creative content, such as live news, mobile and location video in athletics, music videos, and eSports programming. Students will also coordinate the live delivery of event programming to our local cable partner, Rogers TV, and gain experience with Image Magnification (IMAG) production of conference or concert events. 


Graduate with the skills and experience to work as a producer, director, technician or choreographer overseeing and controlling the technical and artistic aspects of film, television, video game, radio, dance and theatre productions. Graduates are also qualified for jobs as broadcast technicians, configuring and operating production equipment to distribute live and television and events to produce audio and video distribute broadcasts for the Internet. These roles could be found in a production company, radio or television station, video game companies, broadcast departments, advertising companies, sound recording studios and record production companies.


Career Information

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Graduates of Fanshawe’s Advanced Live Digital Media Production program are qualified for jobs such as: 
●    Producer 
●    Director
●    Television production coordinator
●    Broadcast coordinator
●    Graphics producer
●    Production switcher
●    Video controller
●    Master control room (MCR) director,
●    Television broadcasting equipment supervisor


Program Coordinator:

Greg Latham


Admission Requirements

- An Ontario College Diploma, Advance Diploma or a Degree in Media, Arts, Design or Computer Programming.


- An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College.


- Professional background and experience as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above.
International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS Academic Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL Overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands
PTE Academic 59
Cambridge English Overall score of 176 with no language skill less than 169
ESL4/GAP5 Minimum grade of 80% in Level 9, 75% in Level 10
Duolingo Overall score of 120, with no score lower than 105


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Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of program eligible applicants exceeds available spaces, the Applicant Selection Criteria for this program will be:

1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario

2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)

3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements


Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
BUSI-6015Entrepreneurship & Career Development3
Students will create promotional and pricing material to market their services. Students will participate in interviews with potential clients or employers. This course will instill entrepreneurship and professional business practises, including pricing for jobs, setting deadlines, and providing good customer service. This course will include a research component, services, and marketing strategies. Students will be required to attend and/or participate in industry trade shows.
TELE-6002Standards & Distribution2
This course will introduce students to advanced aspects of broadcast engineering to help students prepare their broadcasts for transmission. Routing, audio mapping, and accessibility standards are all paramount importance to the transmission of a show (regardless of platform) and students will gain experience in production situations to how best implement and conform their productions to these standards.
INFO-6142Networking & File Based Workflows2.5
Students will learn about the infrastructure that makes up a local network. They will understand the importance that configuration and topology makes when interconnecting equipment. They will also engage in understanding how files move across a network and engage in basic editing to prepare files to transfer between machines. They will develop understanding on how the codec they choose for a project affects outcomes.
PROD-6002Live Production Planning 13
This is a course designed to provide students with fundamental production theory and techniques commonly used in planning Live Productions. Emphasis will be placed on operational practices, documentation, and personnel responsibilities related to production.
SFTY-6013Technical Fundamentals & Safety1.5
Productions are not without risks; and safety is paramount. This course is designed to show students how to work safely to ensure that as many risks are mitigated and made redundant. Students will learn the fundamentals of power distribution, set safety in setting up, and cover the various tools and protective measures that one can take when working on-set.
PROD-6003Introduction to Live Production3
The student will receive hands-on practical training in live production and operations, field camera integration, and operational techniques. Students will integrate industry policies and procedures with practical operational practices.
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Tuition Summary


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*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.