Filmmaking, Television & Digital Content Creation
Two-year Ontario College Diploma
- Start Date
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to find employment in the motion picture and video industry:
- Assistant camera operator
- Camera operator
- Studio camera operator
- Television camera operator
- Video camera operator
- Broadcast technician
- Audiovisual (AV) technician
- Multimedia sound technician
- Post-production technician
- Sound technician
- Video and sound recorder
- Video recording technician
- Lighting technician
- Special effects technician
- Boom grip
- Camera crane operator
Is it for you?
You may enjoy broadcasting, television filmmaking, and digital content creation if you are the kind of person who:
- Gets excited about multi-platform content creation
- Enjoys working on short-term projects
- Likes to travel and work in a variety of locations
- Is available and flexible to work odd hours
- Keeps up-to-date with current industry equipment and new technologies
- Recognizes the importance of marketing, networking and relationship building, interacting and collaborating with other industry professionals
- Is a self-starter who enjoys being in control of their own earning potential and the other benefits that come with being self-employed
You will learn how to meet the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry by applying industry-standard production equipment, using strategies that enhance work performance and:
- Operate industry standard production equipment, in-studio and on location, to create television, video, and/or web content for multiple platforms
- Keep current with the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development
- Plan and prepare interviews, scripts, and reporting content for use in television, video, or digital media productions
- Participate in marketing activities to promote independent productions and/or a station’s brand and products
- Evaluate the artistic and technical success of filmmaking and multimedia projects to build a toolkit of strategies to meet client and audience needs
- Conduct work safely in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety
- Participate in the planning and preparation of television, mobile, and/or web productions
- Monitor and maintain the technical quality of productions during recording and broadcasts using resources, equipment, and protocols
- Use business skills and accepted industry practices in the creation of television, video, and/or web productions
- Deliver television, video, and digital or web content via multiple platforms in formats that meet current broadcast industry standards
- Use creative solutions in filmmaking and multimedia projects to complete projects to client and audience expectations
- First Year - Semester One
- MEDI1026 Audio Content Creation 1
- Audio Content Creation starts your use of live and recorded sound in media. This course addresses what sound is, and how it’s captured and enhanced, before being distributed across multiple platforms. Sound recordings will occur in the studio and on location, using a variety of microphone types. You’ll use Adobe Audition software for recording and editing in single and multitrack formats.
- COMM1079 Communication for Career Success
- In this course, students will develop effective communication skills as an important element in their careers, whether it be within an organization, as a freelancer, or as a content creation entrepreneur.
- MEDI1034 Industry Focus 1
- In this course, students will explore the issues and emerging trends in the media industry.
- WRIT1024 Media Writing 1
- The fundamentals of writing to inform, enlighten, and entertain audiences are covered in this course that covers a range of media.
- MEDI1027 Multimedia Storytelling 1
- Students will mix media using appropriate software to tell convincing and multi-dimensional stories. Students will experiment with new technologies and strategies, to see how stories are transformed through different media. Course will include case studies of successful campaigns to learn best practices to apply to their own work.
- MEDI1033 Visual Content Creation 1
- The essential elements of visuals - video and stills - are put into practice and students will use a range of equipment, depending on the story being told and the audience.
- First Year - Semester Two
- MEDI1030 Audio Content Creation 2
The audio tool kit options will increase as students advance their skills in sound-based stories.
Prerequisite: MEDI 1026
- ETHI1018 Ethics and Current Affairs
- The complexity of issues and current events affecting content creators will be the focus of this course, helping students to reflect on multiple ethical perspectives.
- MEDI1035 Industry Focus 2
Students will continue to explore the media industry and begin to identify their own career paths.
Prerequisite: MEDI 1034
- WRIT1025 Media Writing 2
- Students will create an array of fiction and non-fiction formatted scripts, copy, and commentary for various media uses.
- MEDI1031 Multimedia Storytelling 2
- Using visual and audio assets, students will build their multimedia skills to tell and publish stories of increased complexity.
- MEDI1029 Visual Content Creation 2
- Students will continue to weave convincing visuals and layer on post-production skills to tell stories to a range of audiences.
- GNED1100 Becoming a Global Changemaker
- This Loyalist College graduate attributes course will help shape your perspectives, broaden your understanding of important issues affecting our societies today, and equip you with invaluable knowledge and skills that will inform your ability to influence your community in a meaningful and impactful way. By exploring topics such as cultural competency, Indigenous education, entrepreneurship, sustainability, health and wellness, and ecological literacy, you'll be equipped with a powerful toolkit that extends far beyond the classroom.
- Second Year - Semester Three
- TVFD2001 Factual Entertainment Production 1
- Students will gain industry-relevant skills in reality-based programming by participating in Chef School - a reality-based cooking series featuring students and faculty from Loyalist College's Culinary programs. The series airs on YouTube.
- TVFD2000 Field Production 1
Students will tell real-life stories on screen in our communities. This course combines storytelling and field production techniques to create short-form documentaries about issues, people, and places. Students will work in teams to research, pitch, write, film, and edit their documentaries
with guidance from faculty at each step in the process.
- TVFD2008 Filmmaking and Commercial Production
- Students will create short format productions selling products resulting in a television/web series or standalone film. These productions make great additions to a showreel.
- INDG2000 Indigenous Understanding
- Students will explore how culture and change have impacted Indigenous people and Canada to inform their perspectives from a media point of view.
- TVFD2004 Remote Event Production 1
- Students will explore the production and technical aspects of multi-camera television productions and are introduced to working with external facilities using the YourTV mobile production truck.
- TVFD2002 Studio Operations
- During the Studio Operations course you will, as part of a group, produce a television series and design all of the elements needed. Individually, you will write and direct one episode in the series. You will continue to use all of the elements involved in the production of a studio television program. The major focus of this course is the enhancement of the basic operation procedures and techniques practised in the television studio during a production. Throughout this term, you will continue to use studio cameras, switchers, camera control, audio mixers and other technical elements of TV production.
- GNED General Education Elective
- General Education Courses
- Second Year - Semester Four
- TVFD2006 Factual Entertainment Production 2
- As Loyalist College's Culinary program works toward its final exam - a multi-course dinner - students will continue to work on the Chef School series.
- TVFD2005 Field Production 2
- Continuing to build on the skills learned in Field Production 1, students will complete the production cycle. Selected documentaries will be screened for the community.
- TVFD2003 Production Planning
- Students will participate in pre-production activities including script development, casting, art direction, location, production schedule, and detailed shot lists.
- TVFD2009 Remote Event Production 2
- Continuing on-location, multi-camera television productions, this course will elevate a student's crew skills.
- TVFD2007 Studio Production
- Taking skills acquired in Studio Operations, students will apply their learning to a production series.
- GNED General Education Elective
- General Education Courses
*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.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, mature student status.
Required academic preparation
Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent.
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.
Click here for information about how to apply, international student fees, and more.
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