Overview - 2019/2020
You are already a creator and designer, a disciplined and innovative thinker who brings ideas to life with graphic designs, photography, broadcasting or animation. If you have basic video editing and computer skills and know your way around Adobe Photoshop and have the diploma under your belt to prove it, you're ready to expand your skills for the post-production industry with a graduate certificate in Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media.
You'll work with other future leaders in the field, as well as independently, to develop professional techniques and terminology to use software for video and audio editing, motion graphics, 3D animation, compositing and Visual FX. You'll also get practical instruction and an internship within the post-production industry, gaining valuable job training and industry networks. Your post-production skills will be practical, yet generic enough that you can apply what you know in a variety of jobs in the industry. You'll learn how to work with digital data and will practice working on deadlines in real-life client settings.
You'll emerge from the program with the skills, knowledge and practical tools for a career in the modern media landscape. You'll be able to show potential employers your creative abilities with a professional demo reel, and the theories you learn will help prepare you for the fast-paced changes this industry requires.
Brock University joint degree/diploma
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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University start: Contemporary Media: Theory and Production
Phone: 519-452-4430 x4306
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020An 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)
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
(Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
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 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 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 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
- Preference will be given to graduates of the Fanshawe College Broadcasting - Television program with most recent graduates having priority
- Applicants with less than a 'B' average will be considered only on the recommendation of the Academic Manager.
Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media-2019/2020
Level 1 Credits TVSN-6001 Visual Effects 1 6.5 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-6002 Post Production Development 3.2 This course will enable the Broadcasting-Television Digital Post Production student to experience working, both independently and, with clients in the post production project environment. Students will have an opportunity to experience different post production scenarios, projects and deadlines. A combination of client and independent work will allow the students to develop their skills, receive feedback and learn valuable first-hand experience in the client service environment of the post production industry. TVSN-6003 Digital Applications Theory 2 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-6004 Post Production Editing 1 6.5 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 Credits TVSN-6005 Visual Effects 2 4.5 This course is designed to give the Digital Post Production 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 practical exercises will also expand the skills of the students. TVSN-6006 Post Production Editing 2 4.5 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-6007 Digital Internship 4.4 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-6008 Digital Applications Theory 1 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-6009 Post Production Development 2 2.5 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.
Careers - 2019/2020
Career OpportunitiesGraduates 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 - 2019/2020A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate ProgramProgram Code: VEE1
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227
Program DescriptionThe 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.