Advanced Filmmaking – Digital Content Creation
One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Find Your Career
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to find employment in the motion picture and video industry:
- Film camera operator
- Motion picture camera operator
- Studio camera operator
- Sound effects operator
- Assistant director
- Production manager
- Production department head
- Business operator
Is it for you?
You may enjoy filmmaking and digital content creation if you are the kind of person who:
- Enjoys working on short-term projects
- Likes to travel and work in a variety of locations
- Keeps up-to-date with current industry equipment and new technologies
- Recognizes the importance of marketing, networking, relationship building, interacting and collaborating with other industry professionals
- Is a self-starter who enjoys being in control of their own earning potential
Explore the basic aspects of interactive storytelling to create video productions for a range of audiences and effectively analyze issues and emerging trends affecting the evolution of film and digital content.
This hands-on, industry-driven program explores every aspect of filmmaking and digital content creation:
- Advanced camera equipment operation used in digital video and high-definition television (HDTV) production.
- Audio recording and post-production techniques for film, video and digital content creation projects in accordance with professional standards.
- Development and evaluation of scriptwriting for film and digital content creation to meet project requirements.
- Creative leadership for feature films and digital content creation projects to meet client needs.
- In-depth knowledge and familiarity in working with Adobe Creative Cloud products.
- Professional editing skills, digital file management and organizational skills.
- Develop co-productions in accordance with domestic and international treaties.
- Identify and create grant and fundraising proposals for Canadian and international film and television industry.
- Distribute completed projects via Canadian and international film, video and web-based distribution systems.
- Plan, schedule, budget and manage location sites for various types of film and digital content projects in accordance with safety, legal and professional standards.
Finish your studies with a four-week field placement:
- Placement possibilities include, but are not limited to, CBC, Bell TV, Rogers Sportsnet, TSN, Citytv, Canwest Global, CTV, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, Hughes Integration, Shaw Media, Evertz Microsystems, Ross Video, and many more.
Outstanding faculty make the difference
- Learn from a diverse, skilled and accessible faculty team with experience at Canada’s major broadcasters, production companies and international sporting events including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, NASCAR and the X Games.
- Professors’ wide-ranging roles in the industry include: reporter; director; producer; camera person; graphics and motion graphics designer; director of photography; radio anchor; TV producer; documentary producer; production executive; broadcaster; writer; videographer; features producer; ENG editor; floor director; studio camera operator; and lighting director/designer.
- Consultation with an advisory committee of national industry leaders ensures the program stays up-to-date with changes in this ever-evolving industry.
- First Year - Semester One
- ADVF1002 Advanced Production Techniques 1
- Students will develop a toolkit of production techniques in advanced areas of production. Sophisticated production, lighting, camera in departmental head roles.
- ADVF1003 Cluster-Based Production 1
- Using advanced content creation skills, students will pre-produce and produce stories for a range of community organizations and initiatives.
- ADVF1000 Major Production 1
- Students will focus on the pre-production and production of a long-format drama, comedy, or studio-based digital series which will be told across multiple platforms.
- ADVF1001 Specialization Production 1
- In this course, students will focus on key creative areas of filmmaking and digital content creation in a genre of their choosing. Students will work in crews on short-form productions through development, pre-production and production.
- ADVF1004 The Business of Content Creation 1
- Freelancing or operating a small business is a viable and growing segment of Canada's economy. Students will learn how to source work and funding opportunities and prepare budgets.
- First Year - Semester Two
- ADVF1007 Advanced Production Techniques 2
- The toolkit of production techniques in advanced areas of production will be expanded to include post-production video and audio.
- ADVF1008 Cluster-Based Production 2
- Using the advanced content creation skills acquired in Semester 1, students will proceed to post-production, delivery and multi-platform distribution of community stories.
- WKPL1034 Field Placement
- Over four weeks, students will complete a placement of their choosing to build their experience in the workplace and build industry connections. The placement host will assess the student's performance, ability, and attitude in collaboration with faculty.
- ADVF1005 Major Production 2
- In this course, students will build on acquired skills focusing on the post-production phase of a long-format drama, comedy or studio-based digital series which will be told across multiple platforms.
- PROF1029 Professional Portfolio
- Students will research and secure their own placement, with support from faculty. This course will prepare students for industry expectations in the workplace.
- ADVF1006 Specialization Production 2
- Continuing to focus on key creative areas of filmmaking and digital content creation in a genre of the student's choosing, students will work in a crew on the post-production phase of a short-form production.
- ADVF1009 The Business of Content Creation 2
- Students will continue to develop materials to market themselves, prepare pitches, navigate international co-productions, distribution deals and operate as a sole proprietor or corporation.
*Courses subject to change.
How much will it cost?
Approximate costs (2023 – 24)
- Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
- Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,308
- Total: $4,030.08
Additional costs, such as supplies, travel and parking, may be incurred during workplace visits, etc.
*Fees related to programs that are less than or greater than two semesters will be adjusted accordingly. Fees are subject to change. Please visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies.
Bursaries and financial assistance
Loyalist College has a number of scholarships, bursaries and academic awards available to students. Our Financial Aid Office can help you explore your options, or assist you with a student loan.
Required academic preparation
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in a related field or related work experience in media studies or other related disciplines.
Graduates from non-media programs or graduates that have no prior postsecondary experience will require a portfolio or demo to demonstrate prior knowledge.
- Computer laptop with program-specific software package(s). Specific computer requirements will be recommended.
- A College vehicle is available for use on assignment by students with a G-level driver’s license and Driver Abstract (insurance provided).
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Applicants with work experiences or other types of non-credentialed learning may be eligible for credits at Loyalist College. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted. Click here for more information about our assessment and credit challenge process.
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