• Overview - 2019/2020

    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're 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'll work behind the camera producing a variety of films and shows that include 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'll 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'll 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.

     

    Program coordinator:

    Scott Doerr
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4306

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    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 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 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 Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria 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
  • Courses

    Broadcasting - Television and Film Production-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    (See Additional Requirement and Gen Ed - Electives below
    for Level 1/2)
    WRIT-1037Reason & Writing 1-Contemporary Media3
    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-1079TV Production & Applied Theory 13
    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-1018Film Production & Applied Theory 13
    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-1085Media, Sales, Marketing & Promotion 13
    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-1077Production Mgmt & Writing for Media 13
    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-1078Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 13
    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.
    MMED-1042Media Today3
    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.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    (See Additional Requirement and Gen Ed - Electives below
    for Level 1/2)
    COMM-3075Communications for Media3
    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-3018TV Production & Applied Theory 23
    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-3018Film Production & Applied Theory 23
    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-3020Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 23
    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-3019Production Mgmt & Writing for Media 23
    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-3039Media, Sales, Marketing & Promotion 23
    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.

    Level 3Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    TVSN-3022Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 33
    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-1080Commercial/Corporate Video Production 13
    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-1001Film Criticism 13
    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.
    DEVL-5004Career Development3
    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.


    Group 2
    Take TVSN-3021 or FILM-3019
    TVSN-3021TV Production & Media Operations 14.5
    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 including: Fanshawe TV (closed-circuit campus television station), Fanshawetv.ca (online media outlet), and Falcons TV (online media outlet).
    FILM-3019Filmmaking 14.5
    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.

    Level 4Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    TVSN-3017Entrepreneurship for Media Communication3
    This course will introduce Contemporary Media students to career and 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. Career topics covered include: Interpersonal communication, professional correspondence skills, effective presentations and career progression plans. Entrepreneur topics include; starting your own business, marketing, self-promotion, writing a business plan, business logistics 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. A series of Guest Speakers will share their experiences with the class to bring current and professional perspectives on emerging entrepreneurial opportunities.
    TVSN-5013Commercial/Corporate Video Production 23
    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-5012Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 43
    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.
    TVSN-5010Production Mgmt & Writing for Media 33
    To follow


    Group 2
    Take TVSN-5014 or TVSN-5015
    TVSN-5014Industry Internship4.4
    To follow
    TVSN-5015Capstone Project4.4
    To follow


    Group 3
    Take TVSN-5011 or FILM-5005
    TVSN-5011TV Production & Media Operations 23
    To follow
    FILM-5005Filmmaking 23
    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.

    Additional Req'ment
    Normally taken in Level 1 or 2
    FLDP-1009Field Placement 13
    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.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Level 1 or 2

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 21 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    This 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 - 2019/2020

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: BRT3
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227

    Program Description

    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.

    Other Information

    • 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.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. operate industry standard production equipment, in studio and on location, to create television, video and/or web content for multiple platforms.

    2. deliver television, video and digital or web content via multiple platforms in formats that meet current broadcast industry standards.

    3. participate in the planning and preparation of television, mobile and/or Web productions that meet industry standards and regulations.

    4. monitor and maintain the technical quality of productions during recording and broadcasts using resources, equipment and protocols which meet with industry standards.

    5. participate in marketing activities to promote independent productions and/or a station's brand and products.

    6. plan and prepare interviews, scripts and reporting content for use in television, video or digital media productions.

    7. use business skills and accepted industry practices in the creation of television, video and/or web productions.

    8. keep current with the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.

    9. conduct work safely in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.

    10. use a variety of post-production skills and techniques to enhance and complete television, digital, web and/or video productions.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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