• Overview - 2018/2019

    The Pre-Media program is a one-year foundational certificate program designed to introduce the student to various media industries. This preliminary year is intended to provide the student with the opportunity to sample from and discover the various aspects unique to each media program within the School of Contemporary Media. This will allow the student to gain a solid understanding in preparation for a more focused education within a specific media field. The program will offer a hands-on experience using industry standard software taught by creative educators and industry professionals.

    Successful graduates of this program will have developed a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge of various media and communication fields. The goal is to give the student the tools to make a more educated and conscious choice for a career program best suited to reflect their interest and skillset.

    Program coordinator:

    Robert Reichhardt
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x6405

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation

    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 12 English (C) or (U) OR Grade 12 The Writer's Craft (C) OR Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Communications Technology (M) OR Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U) and Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
    • Grade 11 Media Arts (M) or (O) OR Grade 12 Media Arts (M)

    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

    Pre-Media-2018/2019

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory courses:
    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.
    DEVL-1041Careers in Contemporary Media 13
    This course will explore the many different career options that exist in the Media industry. Topics will include guest lectures, industry and studio tours, research and information sessions, interviewing industry professionals, personal branding research.
    MMED-1035Visual Media 13
    This course will introduce students to the core concepts of image and audio capture. Key concepts will include: still/moving image capture, audio capture and hardware for audio and video devices.
    MMED-1039Audio Fundamentals3
    This course will explore the processes of sound design. Key concepts will include: audio hardware and software, audio editing techniques, basic mixing, audio in digital environments, digital audio recording.
    MMED-1037Interactive Media & Design 14
    In this course, students will explore the processes of design for interactive media. Key concepts will include: design fundamentals of interactive media (web, mobile), introductory coding concepts, web template options, social media integration, (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.), creating a web presence.
    MMED-1038Storytelling for Media3
    This is an introductory course into the basic writing structures for a broad range of media. Writing for media, media formats, storyboard development, and storyboard and shoot focused video material are among the topics that will be covered.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory courses:
    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.
    DEVL-3003Careers in Contemporary Media 23
    This course is a continuation of Careers in Contemporary Media 1. Key concepts will include: presenting to groups, media ethics, copyright law, basic entrepreneurship/case studies, resume development, professional development.
    MMED-1036Performance for Contemporary Media 13
    This course will introduce students to the core concepts of 'Preforming' for various types of media. Topics will include: Announcing, acting, reporting, performing, pitching, interviewing and presenting skills and techniques.
    MMED-3030Visual Media 23
    This is a continuation of Visual Media 1. Key concepts will include: Image capture and manipulation, audio capture, new image capture technologies, hardware for audio, video and still image capture.
    MMED-3031Interactive Media & Design 23
    This course is designed to introduce students to the broad field of game design. Students will learn not only what defines a game but also why people enjoy game play. This will include an introduction to concepts such as meaningful choice, intrinsic and extrinsic motivations and the difference between games and play. A hands on, analytical and experimental interaction with games will provide the foundation for game design.
    MMED-3032Collaborative Media Productions6
    In this course, students will work on a variety of focused projects. Working in teams will be a priority. Key concepts will include: team work, conflict resolution, production and project management techniques, software applications for project planning.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    The program provides employment opportunities for students in that they gain entry-level media skills in the fields of audio and visual media, storytelling, performance and interactive media.
  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
    Program Code: PMD1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)

    September/January Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227

    Program Description

    The Pre-Media program is a one-year foundational certificate program designed to introduce the student to various media industries. This preliminary year is intended to provide the student with the opportunity to sample from and discover the various aspects unique to each media program within the School of Contemporary Media. This will allow the student to gain a solid understanding in preparation for a more focused education within a specific media field. The program will offer a hands-on experience using industry standard software taught by creative educators and industry professionals.

    Successful graduates of this program will have developed a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge of various media and communication fields. The goal is to give the student the tools to make a more educated and conscious choice for a career program best suited to reflect their interest and skillset.

    Other Information

    • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will proceed to Level 2 of the program during the summer term.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. Apply common industry practices to written proposals and print documents, visual storyboards, and interactive presentations.
    2. Present and report on research done about mass media and social media technologies.
    3. Choose appropriate tools, techniques and applications to create media assets and presentations.
    4. Develop a career plan and produce a portfolio of self-promotional materials for the chosen field.
    5. Employ a variety of strategies, tools, and techniques to develop creative concepts and ideas to address the requirements of an audience, product or project.
    6. Collaborate with a production team in the creation of media projects.
    7. Utilize a variety of industry standard audio/video software applications and techniques in the creation of media for a wide range of platforms.

    Program Pathways

    • Graduates may consider applying to Journalism - Broadcast, Broadcasting - Radio, Broadcasting - Television, Interactive Media Design, Music Industry Arts, Photography, Video Game Design and Development.
    • For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways
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