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Certificate in Media Foundation Humber College - North Campus Humber College - North Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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CAD 16803

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 75

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12 months


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Program Overview

In Humber's Media Foundation certificate program, you will develop foundational knowledge and skills in digital media, communications, writing, and design, as preparation for further study in advanced media programs in Humber's Faculty of Media & Creative Arts. Your media training and in-studio work on media arts will thoroughly ground you in foundational theory, and you will use up-to-date, industry-standard software to create various media content. 

This program is designed with input from industry partners, and is taught by faculty with strong industry connections and experience who can give you valuable insights into the trends and realities of the media industry. In the first semester, you will develop strong skills for successful postsecondary learning while you are introduced to film studies, photography, communications and digital design. In your second and final semester, you will consolidate your general theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Visual Literacy and will build an area of focus by choosing four electives from Video Production, Script Writing, Audio and Video Editing, Television Studio Production, Media Communications, Image Capture, and Design for Media.

Designed for students who are new to postsecondary education and media, this two semester program will give you a broad understanding of what it is like to work in different sectors of the media industry, and will help you to develop a career focus in preparation for future learning and success in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop concepts and ideas through ideation processes to form the foundation of creative projects
  • Employ appropriate media hardware and software applications and techniques to create and edit media content for a wide range of platforms
  • Create original and accessible photographs, designs, videos and audio files using various tools, techniques and processes
  • Write creative media content using various styles for an identified audience and purpose that meets industry standard
  • Present ideas, information and projects verbally to an audience
  • Research using current and relevant strategies to find information inspiration for projects
  • Incorporate researched information and opinions into presentations, reports and projects using consistent and complete citations
  • Analyze visual and written media content in context to determine meaning, effectiveness, audience and purpose
  • Reflect on one’s own knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to develop a personal educational and career plan that aligns with the practices of media industries in Canada
  • Collaborate within a media team to meet project goals, deadlines, industry standards and professional expectations
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 75

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any two module - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 75

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12000 Per year

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