Go behind the scenes of television and film production - 2021/2022
Video content creators are the backbone of the media and entertainment industry. With multiple delivery platforms and high-tech tools available, the need for skilled and talented producers is higher than ever.
Fanshawe’s Broadcasting – Television and Film Production program puts you behind the scenes of television and film production with hands-on training in the largest TV and film studio outside of Toronto. You'll work behind the camera producing a variety of films and shows that include narratives, documentaries, live sports, news, commercials and promotions. Write, produce, shoot and edit video content that will be aired throughout the region or shown at film festivals. Along the way, you'll be mentored and guided by industry professionals, applying your skills with field placements in the industry.
When you graduate, your portfolio will include experience in all areas of creative and technical video content creation, including studio production, cinematic production, field production, mobile sports production, computer graphics, post-production editing, scriptwriting and sales, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Western University Articulation Agreement
Fanshawe College and Western University have developed an articulation agreement to allow qualified students to obtain both a two-year Broadcasting – Television and Film Production diploma and a four-year Bachelor of Arts honours degree with a major in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT). Students who meet the requirements of the agreement can apply to transfer directly into the third year of the MIT program, and complete both credentials in four years. Visit our Pathways Database for more information.
Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
Admission RequirementsOSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated 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 79 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 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 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 60 with no score less than 50 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 53, 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 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% 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 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation
- Grade 11 or Grade 12 Communications Technology (M) strongly recommended
- Grade 12 Media Arts (M)
- Grade 11 Visual Arts (M) or (O) OR Grade 12 Visual Arts (M)
- Grade 12 Drama (M)
- Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
Recommended Personal Preparation
- Involvement in Cable TV production, photography, drama, writing hobbies, audio visual clubs
- General knowledge of the television industry
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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
Broadcasting - Television and Film Production-2021/2022
|WRIT-1037||Reason & Writing 1-Contemporary Media||3|
|This course will introduce contemporary media students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.|
|TVSN-1082||TV Production & Applied Theory 1||3|
|The student will receive group hands-on practical training on the mechanical and electronic function of various television operational equipment including; studio camera, video, field camera, switcher, audio, character generator, server and lighting. The course will also provide the student with a theoretical knowledge of television and video production technology, terminology, and equipment. The Applied Theory portion of the course focuses on the underlying technology within a video production or television broadcasting facility. The student will also receive practical operational experiences in broadcast production procedures and industry practices within a cooperative team-oriented learning environment and will have an opportunity to apply their hands on training during productions or exercises throughout the term.|
|FILM-1024||Film Production & Applied Theory 1||3|
|Students will receive hands-on practical training and gain the technical expertise needed throughout the film production process. Topics to be covered include single camera production, cinema camera operation, single and double system sound recording, lighting for film production, gripping, and the crew roles that comprise film productions. Through lectures and discussions, the applied theory portion of the course will provide students with an introductory knowledge base centred on the terminology, modes, mechanics and underlying function of the equipment and techniques used in film production. Students will apply their knowledge by engaging in a variety of hands-on assignments, group projects and exercises throughout the term.|
|MKTG-1085||Media, Sales, Marketing & Promotion 1||3|
|This course focuses on an introduction to integrated marketing communications and its impact on the media industry. Students will learn how businesses market their products and services to a defined target consumer. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify marketing opportunities associated with a product or service and build a media plan to exploit those opportunities.|
|TVSN-1083||Production Mgmt & Writing for Media 1||2|
|This is a course designed to provide students with fundamental production theory and techniques commonly used in the Broadcast Television and Film industry. Emphasis will be placed on terminology, operational practices and personnel responsibilities in relation to production using the most current reference information possible. Scriptwriting and storyboarding skills will also be developed during this course to ensure the students are well prepared for preproduction work throughout the program.|
|TVSN-1078||Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 1||3|
|This course will introduce students to basic post production for Television and Film, emphasizing Editing and Graphic Design. The primary component is to acquaint the student with industry editing concepts, procedures and styles. Basic design principles will provide the foundation of graphic design use. Through on-line video lectures and practical based lab sessions, students will learn industry standards for post-production editing and graphic design software.|
|How do we define media? More importantly, how does media define us? In this course, we will seek answers to significant questions about the power and influence that media have in our lives. By studying the media's revolutionary evolution throughout history, including the current digital revolution, students will develop their ability to respond critically to the media that surround us and influence our culture.|
|COMM-3075||Communications for Media||3|
|This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of media, focuses on professional written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the media workplace in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.|
|TVSN-3026||TV Production & Applied Theory 2||3|
|During this course, the student will receive further practical training in Television studio production and operations, electronic field camera integration and operational techniques within a cooperative team-oriented learning environment. The course will also provide the student with a theoretical knowledge of television and video production technology, terminology, and equipment. The Applied Theory portion of the course focuses on the underlying technology within a video production or television broadcasting facility.|
|FILM-3021||Film Production & Applied Theory 2||3|
|During this course, students will receive further practical training concerning the technique and practice of film production. Topics such as single camera production, cinema camera operation, single and double system sound recording, lighting for film production, gripping, and crew roles will be expanded upon and studied more deeply. Lectures will further expose students to theoretical concepts aligned with the modes, technique and practice of film production, while students will apply their knowledge by engaging in a variety of hands-on assignments, group projects and exercises throughout the term.|
|TVSN-3020||Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 2||3|
|This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to further develop their fundamental computer-based Editing, Graphic Design and Motion Graphics skills as they relate to the Television and Film industry. A basic level of design principles will be taught to provide for continued graphic skill development throughout the program. An intermediate approach to editing will be taught in order to progress the student's current skill level with post production editing.|
|TVSN-3027||Production Mgmt & Writing for Media 2||2|
|This course will further enhance the Television Broadcasting student's knowledge of production techniques and industry practices most commonly used in a television studio, field and/or mobile production. This course will continue to explore Production Management and Creative Writing processes, including developing a production proposal, concept, script, budget, schedule and all other supporting documents.|
|MKTG-3039||Media, Sales, Marketing & Promotion 2||3|
|This course is a continuation of Media, Sales, Marketing & Promotion 1. Material will cover the media sales process and the development and execution of advertising campaigns from the perspective of the broadcaster. Students will work in groups as a marketing agency and meet with the professor who will act as a business owner so they can learn how to discuss how to create a social media marketing plan as well as a 30s on-air commercial.|
|TVSN-3022||Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 3||3|
|This course is designed to provide hands-on practical instruction and online lessons on the post-production process in the Television and Film industry. Through a series of projects, practical tests and exercises, the students will gain experience in editing, motion graphics and 3D animation software packages. Both subjective and objective issues are discussed, explored and critiqued in the creation of projects and exercises.|
|TVSN-1084||Commercial/Corporate Video Production 1||3|
|This course focuses on the development of the basic practical skills and knowledge of commercial and corporate video production. A variety of commercial and corporate videos will be examined and discussed in order to understand what elements comprise as a successful communications tools for selling a product or expressing an idea. Topics that will be covered include: television commercials, internet commercials, music videos, instructional videos, corporate communications and other industrial applications. Students will be expected to work independently and in groups to complete a variety of assignments, projects and exercises.|
|FILM-1001||Film Criticism 1||3|
|This course is designed to develop a critical approach to the medium of film; to examine individual creative expression in the films of important directors from various countries, with emphasis on cinematic history and theory; to develop the ability to identify technical aspects of film and to discern mediocre and excellent use of filmmaking technique.|
|This course focuses on the development and integration of self-assessment, career research and goal planning in preparation for careers within the television, film or digital media industry. Through self-assessment, students design and produce their personal career action plan in relation to their career goals. The course emphasizes professional communication skills, career research, media industry preparation, networking skills and building a professional profile and portfolio. A series of Guest Speakers will share their experiences with the class to bring current and professional perspectives on the industry.|
|TVSN-3028||TV Production & Media Operations 1||4.5|
|This course provides the student with intensive practical experience in the creation of program content for Television as well as the operation and management of the Fanshawe Television Broadcast properties. This course incorporates a variety of industry production formats and approaches. The emphasis of this course is to advance the student through the many diverse production elements, areas of career interest and the various crew roles in the process of content creation. This course also provides the student with practical experience in television broadcast programming planning, production, distribution, and station operations. Students will integrate industry policies and procedures with practical operational practices, within a team atmosphere, to generate responsible programming for broadcast on the Fanshawe Television properties.|
|This course will provide students who specialize in Film Production with intensive practical filmmaking experiences. Building upon knowledge gained in their first year of studies students will work within a collaborative environment to produce films that encompass all modes of cinema: documentary, narrative and experimental. Crew positions will be examined more deeply and executed by students as films are produced in a team atmosphere for a variety of platforms, including internet, VOD, television and projection. Intermediate filmmaking techniques will be developed through film projects as students are exposed to areas of career interest in pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Industry standards and professional practice will be promoted throughout the course and students will be expected to uphold these standards.|
|TVSN-3017||Entrepreneurship for Media Communication||3|
|This course will introduce Contemporary Media students to entrepreneurial concepts as they relate to the media industry. Topics are designed to provide the media student with the basic knowledge required to succeed in the media business world. Entrepreneur topics include; starting your own business, marketing, self-promotion, writing a business plan, business logistics, contracts and financial projections. Students will research new and developing areas of media entrepreneurship and examine the risks and rewards of ownership by participating in discussions and examining case studies.|
|TVSN-5017||Commercial/Corporate Video Production 2||3|
|This course focuses on the development of the practical skills and knowledge of commercial and corporate video production. The emphasis in this course will be to successfully apply the technique and knowledge gained in Commercial and Corporate Video Production 1 to productions for a variety of platforms such as: television, internet and corporate environments. Students will be expected to work independently and in groups to complete a variety of assignments, projects and exercises.|
|TVSN-5018||Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 4||3|
|This course is designed to provide hands on practical instruction of the post production process in the Television and Film industry. Through a series of projects and instructor guided tutorials, the students will gain experience in both non linear editing, graphic design and 3D animation software packages. During this semester the students are introduced to techniques that relate to 3D creation, animation and rendering for television projects. During this course the student will have an opportunity to complete a major independent project or to complete an Industry Internship.|
|In this course the student will have the opportunity to explore new technology and techniques in the Film and Television industry. Hands on lab activities and research assignments will be key components of this course. The student will develop adaptive and innovative problem solving skills through a combination of lab based activities, research and exercises. Students will work in industry situations and will be encouraged to think outside the box, progress their knowledge to challenge and advance the techniques and tools that are used in the media industry.|
|During this course the students will complete an Industry Internship (work placement) with a minimum requirement of 160 hours between Week 8 and 14 of the semester. The course emphasizes experiential learning, professional communication skills, media industry preparation and networking skills. During the Internship, students will report back to the professor of the course through reflective journals and time logs. The host company for the internship will complete a performance evaluation for the student. This evaluation will contribute to 40% of the grade in all Level 4 courses in the BRT program. This course is a Pass Fail Course.|
|During this course the students will complete a variety of Capstone Projects in their regular courses between Week 8 and 14 of the semester. The course emphasizes experiential learning, professional communication skills, media industry preparation and networking skills. During this portion of the semester, students will report back to the professor of the course through reflective journals, time logs and project submissions. This course is a Pass Fail Course.|
|TVSN-5022||TV Production & Media Operations 2||4.5|
|This course provides the student with elevated practical experience in the creation of program content as well as the operation and management of the Fanshawe Television distribution channels. This course incorporates a variety of industry production formats and approaches. The emphasis of this course is to advance the student through the many diverse production elements, areas of career interest, and the various crew roles in the process of content creation. This course continues to provide the student with practical experience in television broadcast programming planning, production, distribution, and station operations. Students will integrate industry policies and procedures with practical operational practices, within a team atmosphere, to generate responsible programming for distribution on the Fanshawe TV properties including: Fanshawe TV (closed-circuit campus television station), Fanshawetv.ca (online media outlet), and the Fanshawe TV social media platforms.|
|This course will provide students who specialize in Film Production with intensive practical filmmaking experiences. Building upon and advancing the knowledge and experiences gained in Filmmaking 1, students will work within a collaborative environment to produce films that encompass all modes of cinema: documentary, narrative and experimental. Crew positions will be examined more deeply and executed by students as films are produced in a team atmosphere for a variety of platforms, including internet, VOD, television and projection. Advanced filmmaking techniques will be developed through film projects as students are exposed to areas of career interest in pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Industry standards and professional practice will be promoted throughout the course and students will be expected to uphold these standards. In the final 7 weeks of the course students may engage in a professional internship or develop and independent capstone project.|
|FLDP-1044||Field Placement 1||2.6|
|This course is designed to have the student actively become involved within the community through a field placement in television. Depending on the location, the student may participate as part of the television production and/or operational crew. The student must function effectively as part of the team when interacting with staff, crew, talent and other volunteers during the productions. They are also encouraged to use the experience to develop and enhance their personal professional development.|
Careers - 2021/2022
Career OpportunitiesThis program offers an exciting advantage for learning the skills required for employment in the television industry. The Broadcasting - Television and Film Production graduates will find opportunities in public and private broadcasting, as well as, audio and video production studios, post-production houses, community cable systems and audio/video production departments within companies.
More Information - 2021/2022
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227
These are exciting times to be working in the film and
television industry. With multiple delivery platforms, high-quality
tools available to everyone and a wide variety of media and
entertainment viewing options, there has never been more demand for
video content creators. If you are interested in the behind the
scenes action of television and film production, and are eager to
get hands-on training in one of the largest and most
state-of-the-art facilities in Canada, the Fanshawe Broadcasting -
Television and Film Production program is for you.
You will work behind the camera producing a variety of films and shows that includes narratives, documentaries, live sports, news, commercials and promotions with your talented and passionate classmates. There are opportunities to produce, shoot or edit programs that will be aired throughout the region or shown at film festivals, reaching thousands of viewers. When you graduate, you will have experienced all areas of creative and technical roles including, studio production, cinematic production, field production, mobile sports production, computer graphics, post-production editing, scriptwriting and sales, marketing and entrepreneurship. You will have a dynamic set of skills for a dynamic industry.
Along the way, you will be mentored and guided by industry professionals and be able to test your skills with field placements in the industry. If making video content is your dream, the Broadcasting – Television and Film Production program is your ticket.
- Students should be prepared to work additional hours in studios and be able to travel for field placements. Field trips and field placements are voluntary activities. Alternative activities can be arranged for those unable to participate.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Operate industry standard production equipment, in studio and on location, to create television, video and/or web content for multiple platforms.
- Deliver television, video and digital or web content via multiple platforms in formats that meet current broadcast industry standards.
- Participate in the planning and preparation of television, mobile and/or Web productions that meet industry standards and regulations.
- Monitor and maintain the technical quality of productions during recording and broadcasts using resources, equipment and protocols which meet with industry standards.
- Participate in marketing activities to promote independent productions and/or a station’s brand and products.
- Plan and prepare interviews, scripts and reporting content for use in television, video or digital media productions.
- Use business skills and accepted industry practices in the creation of television, video and/or web productions.
- Keep current with the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
- Conduct work safely in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
- Use a variety of post-production skills and techniques to enhance and complete television, digital, web and/or video productions.
- Create scripts for a variety of delivery formats that include compelling and properly structured storytelling, character development and convincing dialogue.
- Analyze motion pictures by examining cinematic history, theory and the impact changing technology has had on the form.
- Define and perform in the roles and professional practices involved with film production, television and their related industries.
Program PathwaysFor information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
Program DetailsMore details
2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.
Full Time Offerings
- The Board of Governors of Fanshawe College is seeking applications for membership to fill three vacancies on the Board commencing September 1, 2021.
- Fanshawe's St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus encourages adult learners to consider educational options this fall.