• Overview - 2020/2021

    Innovative and creative media professionals are at the forefront of the digital media landscape. The Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program will build on your graphic design, photo and video editing, broadcasting or animation skills, giving you the advanced tools to succeed as a ¬specialized post-production professional. 

    In this post-graduate certificate program, you'll learn the theory of digital technology and become proficient in using software for video and audio editing, motion graphics, 3D animation, compositing and visual effects. You'll also get practical instruction in real-life client settings and an internship within the post-production industry, gaining valuable experience and industry connections. 

    You'll emerge from the program with the technical skills, knowledge and practical tools for a career in advanced post-production. You'll be able to show potential employers your creative abilities with a professional demo reel, and apply the theories you've learned in a practical setting. 

    Brock University Articulation Agreement

    Brock University and Fanshawe College have developed an articulation agreement to allow qualified students to obtain both a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Film Studies and an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media. Students can start at Brock or Fanshawe and receive credit transfer under this articulation agreement.
     

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  • Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

    An Ontario College Diploma, or Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Fanshawe College in:
         - Broadcasting - Television OR
         - Fine Art OR
         - Multi Media Design and Production OR
         - Interactive Media Design OR
         - Interactive Media Design and Production OR
         - Graphic Design OR
         - 3D Animation and Character Design OR
         - Photography OR
         - Video Game Design
    (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA from one of the above programs)
    OR
    An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
    (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
    OR
    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

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Adobe Photoshop

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Students should be proficient in basic video editing and computer skills

    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
    4. Preference will be given to graduates of the Fanshawe College Broadcasting - Television program with most recent graduates having priority
    Note:
    • Applicants with less than a 'B' average will be considered only on the recommendation of the Academic Manager.
  • Courses

    Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media-2020/2021

    Level 1
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    TVSN-6001Visual Effects 16.5
    This course is designed to allow the students to advance their skills in video compositing, visual effects and animation. The students will be creating visual effects and animations that are similar to those seen on television and in films. Individual, group projects, exercises and practical tests will be used to help each student learn new skills and develop problem-solving techniques for the post production industry. Students also share their own creative techniques through presentations that help build a strong learning environment.
    TVSN-6002Post Production Development3.2
    This course will enable the Visual Effects and Editing student to experience working independently in the post production industry simulated environment. Students will have an opportunity to experience different post production scenarios, projects and deadlines. A combination of simulated client projects and independent work will allow the students to develop their skills, receive feedback and learn from valuable first-hand experience with post production.
    TVSN-6003Digital Applications Theory2
    This course looks at the theory of digital technology and the process required to apply it to digital post production, computer graphics creation, digital compositing, and digital compression of audio and video data. It is important that the process be taught in a generic sense, so that students will be able to adapt their knowledge to various types of equipment found in the post production industry.
    TVSN-6004Post Production Editing 16.5
    This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of Camera, Workflow & Non-Linear Editing. Students will be encouraged to explore their creativity while completing a variety of assignments relevant to the current post production market. The practical hands on experience students receive will expand their knowledge of Digital Media creation and manipulation, across a variety of genres and editing styles.

    Level 2
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    TVSN-6005Visual Effects 24.5
    This course is designed to give the Visual Effects and Editing student an opportunity to complete a major project. The intent of the project is to have the student focus on specific areas of interest such as animation, visual FX and motion graphics. Practical work and problem solving will be needed to complete a complex term project. A series of smaller assignments will also expand the skills of the students.
    TVSN-6006Post Production Editing 24.5
    This course is designed to expand upon the skills the students learned in the first semester in course TVSN-6004, and put them to more practical use. Students will spend time learning virtual reality video recording and editing, colour grading, motion graphics and using editing & compositing techniques to incorporate the three together. Students will also learn video compression and file delivery formats used commonly in the post production industry. Upon completion, students will have a complete show reel, and the skills required to work in a Post-Production environment.
    TVSN-6007Digital Internship4.4
    This course is designed to enable the Visual Effects and Editing Student to complete an industry internship or an internal practicum at Fanshawe College. The student may research either a broadcaster, local television station, post production company or another media related company for their potential internship. Some locations will require resumes, portfolios and/or personal interviews prior to acceptance. Students must arrange their own internship within the industry or complete an internal practicum at Fanshawe College.
    TVSN-6008Digital Applications Theory1
    This course looks at the advanced theory of digital technology and explains the process required to apply it to the technology of post production editing and the digital video compositing process. It is important that the process be taught in a generic sense, so that students will be able to adapt their knowledge to various pieces of equipment from various manufacturers.
    TVSN-6009Post Production Development 22.5
    This course will give the Visual Effects and Editing student an opportunity to work independently to develop their post production skills. Students will have an opportunity to experience different post production scenarios and research emerging Post Production techniques. This independent work and research will help prepare them for the life long learning that is required to be successful in the industry.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 9 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2020/2021

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program will work in video or film editing, visual effects, compositing, animation and motion graphics.
  • More Information - 2020/2021

    A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
    Program Code: VEE1
    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

    The Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program is an Ontario College Graduate Certificate program designed to prepare creative and disciplined students for a career in the Post Production industry. The program focuses on professional techniques, terminology and software used for video and audio editing, motion graphics, 3D animation, compositing and Visual FX. Students will improve their Post Production knowledge and skills through individual and group assignments, practical instruction, independent learning, tutorials and research. The program includes an opportunity for client services, internship within the post industry across Canada, as well as self-directed portfolio projects.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. Create complex visual effects utilizing professional compositing techniques such as Chromakey, Motion Tracking, Rotoscoping & Matting.

    2. Apply advanced Post Production concepts while working collaboratively in the industry.

    3. Analyze and critique professional projects using proper terminology.

    4. Operate Post Production industry standard computer software and hardware.

    5. Combine and manipulate audio, video, graphics and animation elements.

    6. Manage and organize large amounts of media, files and documents on digital devices.

    7. Model, render and integrate 3D elements into video projects using professional techniques.

    8. Trouble shoot and problem solve video and computer issues during the creation Post Production projects.

    9. Edit and mix audio elements for use in video productions.

    Program Pathways

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