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Media Foundations

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Media & Design
Program Code:
1205
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
BR, DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This program provides students with an opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in skills and knowledge required in the fields of media and communication. This program will effectively prepare students for acceptance into programs leading to careers in media and communication, particularly Broadcast (Radio and/or Television) and Journalism (Print and/or Broadcast).

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Brantford - September/2016 (Suspended) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Brantford and Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September (Brantford and Doon), January (Doon)
First-Year Capacity: 70 - Doon (Kitchener)
35 - Brantford-Laurier

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Media Foundations - Program # 1205

Brantford - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $30.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $2045.26 $1759.26
Year Total   $3804.52
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-03)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2111.87 $1920.25
Year Total   $4032.12
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 2 (Program Start: 2016-01-06)
Description Spring 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $1868.71
Year Total $3976.82

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Media Foundations - Program # 1205


Brantford - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $30.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7114.26 $6564.26
Year Total   $13678.52

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-03)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7126.75 $6725.25
Year Total   $13852.00

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 2 (Program Start: 2016-01-06)
Description Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6614.71
Year Total $13630.92

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

This program is designed to assist graduates in further academic pursuits by providing an opportunity for students to hone their skills in visual and verbal communications. A key component of this program is the production of a student portfolio of work that demonstrates a student's skills and knowledge levels and which is required during the admission process of programs within the School of Media and Design.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ARTS1100 Basic Design

Description: Using a variety of tools and visual exercises this course will introduce the student to organizing elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Elements such as line, space, texture, value, colour, and spatial illusion will be related to the principles of design (balance, proportion, repetition, contrast, harmony, unity, point of emphasis, and visual movement) to enable the student to employ visual awareness and dynamics in the field of two dimensional design. Critical evaluation skills will play a key part of individual class discussion and group critiques.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARTS1110 Idea Development I

Description: This course will explore the theories associated with the development of ideas, taking an initial concept through to a finished form. Brainstorming, idea mapping and lateral thinking will assist students in producing materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1825 Foundations in Writing

Description: This course will review and develop the student's writing skills as they relate to the workplace. Students will learn how to convey a message and create audience interest. Sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and the rules of composition will be covered. An introduction to research techniques and resources through project-based learning will form the basis for applications in other courses in the program of study.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1835 Foundations in Presentation Skills

Description: This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1025 Computer Applications for Media

Description: This practical computer lab course will develop the student's keyboarding and computer skills to the level required in first year media programs. Students will be exposed to a variety of industry specific software and technologies and gain a basic level of operational skills.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1080 The Art of Storytelling

Description: This course forms the basis for further studies in media programs, providing students with the opportunity to craft and deliver their own stories for their portfolio. The art of storytelling is a fundamental component of media and communications; media students will draw on these experiences throughout their future academic and professional careers. Students will learn and follow a formalized process for storytelling projects and practice a variety of story structures & formats.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ARTS1145 Idea Development II

Description: This course is a continuation of ARTS1110 – Creative Process I and further explores the theories associated with the development of creative ideas. This course will allow students to strategize and engage with the creative processes of the industry. Research, brainstorming, inspiration, and idea generation strategies will be utilized to solve increasingly complex visual communication problems. By applying these strategies to industry inspired projects, students will gain the necessary tools to take their initial concepts to the finished presentation stage as they develop work for their personal portfolios.
Hours: 140
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites: ARTS1110
CoRequisites:

ARTS1160 Prepress/Print/Web and Multimedia

Description: Students will work on a number of projects in a variety of mediums. Students will develop an understanding of the production processes and procedures related to print, web and multimedia. The course will also provide the opportunity for students to gain a working knowledge of the numeracy requirements associated with the design and production process.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARTS1170 Introduction to the Media

Description: Students will be introduced to a variety of media formats and develop materials that will contribute to their personal portfolio. Course deliveries will be undertaken in a variety of learning environments, with students accessing television and audio studios, journalism print and electronic labs, as well as computer labs furnished with the latest hardware and software media packages.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1010 Writing for Media-Basics

Description: This course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Level One – Basic Writing, with a focus on writing for careers in the media and communication field. Applications will include broadcast and print media as well as the internet and other modern communications media.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1380 General History of Media

Description: This course will provide students with a basic overview of the history of media, from the early cave drawings to modern day communications via iPod and the Internet. Students will explore the impact of media has had on society and determine the role media has played in shaping the world in which we live.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Brantford Suspended
SEP, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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