Overview - 2020/2021
Taking an audio concept and turning it into something real and powerful is a rewarding, in-demand and valued career. It's also a unique skill and passion that you will bring to Fanshawe's Audio Post-Production program.
From the pre-production phase to the intensity of in-studio creations, you'll receive world-class training and specialized skills in all aspects of the creative and technical process of post-production. You'll study digital audio, digital video and multimedia theory and receive hands-on training with advanced equipment. Much of your time will be spent in a state-of-the-art post production studio where you'll complete projects independently and in collaboration with other students. You'll study surround sound design and mixing, field recording, ADR, Foley and game sound techniques.
Graduate with a dynamic, diverse and professional portfolio to successfully enter the industry. Career options in post-production are as diverse as your skills. Work in video and online game creation, in television, film and music production.
Admission Requirements - 2020/2021Music Industry Arts Ontario College Diploma from Fanshawe College
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
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements. Students applying for the Audio Post-Production Program with a two year Music Industry Arts Ontario College Diploma should have obtained a “B” average in all first year and second year Audio Workstation, Engineering and Post Production courses at Fanshawe, or a “B” average in equivalent courses from another institution. Applicants with less than a “B” average will be considered only on the recommendation of the Academic Manager.
- Preference will be given to graduates of the Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts program, with most recent graduates having priority
- Applicants who are not Music Industry graduates will be evaluated for musical and technical abilities in the area of sound design for picture, surround sound mixing, music composing/recording/mixing, video editing in academic and professional environments
Level 1 DIGL-6001 Audio Post Production Theory 1 2 Audio Post Production Theory 1 This course examines the advanced theory and practice of sound in film, television and multimedia. Audio pre production/planning, production and post production phases and workflows are looked at. Current production techniques frequently used in the post-production and live sound industries will be explored. Current synchronization, delivery and storage formats are explained. The balance between aesthetics and techniques used in sound and video production will be considered. DIGL-6002 Audio Post-Production Practical 1 2 This course strengthens skills in advanced audio and video post production techniques. Hands-on skills are regularly taught requiring the use of digital audio and digital video recording and editing technology. Applications include audio for video, surround sound production for picture, production dialog recording and editing, ADR, Foley, sound effects, sound design, segment based and linear based music writing, audio premixing and mixing. Students may have the opportunity of working with students from other graduate and under-graduate programs within the college. DIGL-6003 Audio Post-Production Lab 1 9 This course revolves around audio and sound design lab study. Over 250 hours of lab time is assigned for both short term and full term projects. Professor assigned and self-directed audio projects are done. Solo projects, group projects and projects with other programs within the college are also assigned. This course introduces the student to audio that is used in post production visual media. The course will additional focus on recording, editing and mixing for 5.1 surround sound format. Level 2 DIGL-6004 Audio Post-Production Theory 2 2 This course is a continuation of DIGL-6001 and examines the advanced theory of audio post production technology and live sound systems as a whole. The processes required to apply it to the technologies of recording and editing audio and video elements individually and/or together are explored. Advanced post production techniques for gaming, television, film, Internet audio delivery and live broadcast are observed. The processes will stress generic skills, so that students will be able to adapt their practical experiences to various types of equipment and situations. DIGL-6006 Audio Post Practical 2 2 A continuation of DIGL-6002, this course looks at direct applications of digital technology. Hands-on assignments, including directed and self directed term projects and are regularly given requiring the use of digital audio and digital video recording and editing technology. Both short and long form projects will be completed. Applications include audio for video, surround sound production for picture, ADR, foley, sound effects, segment based and linear based music writing, video editing, live audio, video preproduction and production, and interactive audio for games. Students will develop a professional portfolio. Students have the opportunity of working with students from other graduate and under-graduate programs within the college. DIGL-6005 Audio Post-Production Lab 2 9 This course revolves around independent lab study. Over 250 hours of digital audio and video production lab time is assigned for both short term and full term projects. Professor assigned and self-directed projects are done. Solo projects, group projects and in collaboration with other programs within the college are also assigned and evaluated.
Careers - 2020/2021
Career OpportunitiesCareer opportunities with audio and video post-production, location audio recording, game audio, independent production houses, television and film audio, sound recording studios, web audio design, industrial and corporate media, live audio production and anywhere that sound production and/or sound mixing is required.
More Information - 2020/2021A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate ProgramProgram Code: APR1
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227
This is a highly specialized, advanced program in the theory and practice of all phases of producing creative sound for film, television, gaming, web animations, live audio, video and all new media forms. Concept building is emphasized through various means: audio production and surround sound design and mixing, field recording, ADR, Foley, live sound and game sound techniques. Students are engaged in individual and collaborative projects involving practical and process oriented instruction, working with other graduate certificate programs and departments within the College, as well as independent lab time.
Industry linkages and competitive portfolios are built based on high level team building skills and intensive problem solving. This specialization prepares students well for career opportunities within the audio production and post-production industry.Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Practice leadership in all areas of pre-production, production, and post-production in the audio industry.
2. Initiate and maintain professional working relationships with clients and related program professionals within the College and/or community.
3. Develop and generalize industry-specific advanced technical and problem-solving skills.
4. Plan audio sound design through project management, scope of project and vision for pre-production, production and post-production.
5. Manage multiple audio and video projects of various types simultaneously while assuming different roles.
6. Produce market-ready materials with focus on audio for picture, live production and broadcast including mixing, editing, capture, script-writing, casting and budgeting.
7. Create a business plan for entrepreneurial, freelance and corporate work in the fast-paced audio-post production field.