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Film and Media Production, Bachelor of

Ministry Title: Bachelor of Film and Media Production
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Program Code: FM411 Credential: Honours Degree Program Length: 8 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personCurrent Students can view program delivery details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Details

Humber’s Bachelor of Film and Media Production degree program combines theory and practice with the goal of preparing you for a rewarding career in media. You will learn a variety of screenwriting and storytelling techniques, and how to combine them into compelling visual narratives. You will be taught by professors highly experienced in the film industry, and benefit from their insights and experiences.

This rigorous program covers a broad range of practical and academic topics such as direction, picture and sound editing, cinematography, videography, and post-production. You will study both fiction and nonfiction filmmaking. You will gain vital research and management abilities and attend seminars hosted by industry professionals, giving you access to valuable insights and contacts. In addition to standard film school topics, this program focuses on multiplatform delivery, ensuring graduates are ready to take advantage of new digital content channels. A film and media theory component is combined with courses such as entertainment law and media entrepreneurship, preparing graduates for their careers in film. A capstone project in your final year will allow you to apply your skills and demonstrate your creative vision.

 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Semester 5

BFMP 3000: Nonfiction Film and Development
BFMP 3002: Professional Practice
Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective
Select 2 from the following courses
FMPE: Film & Media Electives
Select 1 from the following courses
FMPS: Core Skills Elective

Work Experience - SEM 6C

WORK 3505: Work Term

Semester 7

BFMP 4000: Film and Media Capstone 1
BFMP 4001: Media Entrepreneurship
Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective
Select 1 from the following courses
FMPE: Film & Media Electives

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Create film and media content using current industry standard tools and procedures to meet project goals and realize well-crafted stories. 

  • Assume various roles in all phases of film and media content creation including writing, producing, directing, camera and post-production.

  • Synthesize current and historical cultural and aesthetic movements and technological trends in the creation of media, in relation to one’s own creative practice.

  • Manage all aspects of film and media projects in compliance with professional, ethical, legal and current safety standards.

  • Create and deliver completed projects with a high degree of aesthetic and technical accomplishment.

  • Develop and pitch concepts for film and media that are original, feasible and compelling to a defined audience.

  • Assess the parameters of financing, marketing and distribution associated with film and media projects, to establish their viability.

  • Collaborate professionally on film or media projects, providing innovative contributions while adhering to current and evolving industry practices.

  • Reflect critically on one’s own process during self-evaluation and peer assessment, both orally and in writing in order to identify gaps in professional knowledge and ability.

  • Build and maintain a professional portfolio that highlights individual contributions to media projects for prospective clients, employers, agents and collaborators.


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Work Placement

This program includes a work placement component to give students an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience. The 14-week work placement takes place in the summer between Years 3 and 4.

The Humber Advantage

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Expert Faculty

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You’ll learn from experienced professors, including Emmy, Genie and Gemini award-winning industry professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom.

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Alison L. Bruce

MA (English Language and Literature) – University of Toronto
BA (Honours Cinema Studies/Drama/Writing and Rhetoric) – University of Toronto

Professor

Garrett Kerr

MA (Media Production) –  Ryerson University

BFA (Film and Television) – New York University, USA

Professor/Program Co-ordinator

Jeff Winch

BFA – Ontario College of Art and Design

MA – Ryerson University

Professor

 

Jeffrey Berman

BA (Honours) Political Science – Western University
MA (Journalism) - Western University
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Jeffrey Berman
Jeffrey Berman has produced award-winning television in genres ranging from music to science, and from live specials to comedy, including being a producer of the acclaimed series ""The Kids in the Hall"" for Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, he has also produced short and feature-length films that have screened at Canadian and international festivals. Berman's work includes video journalism for shows such as Discovery Channel's Daily Planet and Global's ""Body and Health"", as well as writing digital educational content used around the world. Throughout, Berman has developed his photographic practice, earning a Certificate in Photographic Studies from Ryerson University and exhibiting, publishing and selling his work internationally. Berman has been teaching at Humber since 2013. It has been his privilege to teach a wide range of courses in the Film and Media Production and Journalism degree programs as well as Still Photography and Video Audio Production in the Media Studies Common Platform. He holds degrees in Honours Political Science (BA), and Journalism (MA), from the University of Western Ontario.
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Garrett Kerr
Garrett has worked in the film industry for over 25 years, focusing on post production and sound design. He has received wide industry recognition for his sound work, including a Prime Time Emmy, three MPSE nominations, and a combined total of 30 CSA, Genie, Gemini and DGC awards with 6 wins. In addition, he has worked on a number of projects with Academy, Emmy and BAFTA awards and nominations. Since moving into full time teaching, Garrett remains active as a consultant and supervisor on select Canadian production when he's able.
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Steven May
Steven May is a Professor at Humber College's Faculty of Media & Creative Arts. May holds a Ph.D. in Communication & Culture from Ryerson University and York University. His core research interest is television distribution in the digital age.
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Ivo Solan
Ivo Solan has taught directing and editing in the Bachelor of Film and Media Production program since 2010.After graduating with an MgA. (M.F.A.) degree from the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Ivo wrote and directed documentaries in Czechoslovakia. He moved to Canada in 1985 and soon began his twenty-year tenure at CHUM (now CTV) Television, working for CityTV, Much Music, Bravo, and other stations. Initially a camera and Steadicam operator, Ivo moved on to producing, directing, and editing, and became a Creative Services commercial production supervising producer.Besides working for film, television, and transmedia, Ivo has also directed live stage performances and music shows. He has won several awards for his work.
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Jessica Wolfe
Jessica Duffin Wolfe teaches interactive design and digital storytelling in the Digital Communications, Journalism, and Film degree programs at Humber’s Lakeshore campus. Before joining Humber, she completed a PhD in English, Book History, and Print Culture, and worked as a critic, magazine editor, and web developer. She’s taught previously at OCAD University and the University of Toronto, and is working to develop Humber’s immersive storytelling capacity. You can learn more about her writing and projects at her website: https://jessicaduffinwolfe.com
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Eva Ziemsen
Eva Ziemsen has had the pleasure of teaching at Humber College for 14 years, 9 of those years serving as a co-coordinator of the Film and Television Production Advanced Diploma Program. She teaches/has taught courses in scriptwriting, production supervision, feature film development, media business, Canadian film and media, and ideation. She has embraced opportunities at Humber College, including being part of many film projects over the years, teaching in Bhutan on behalf of Humber College and helping to develop the Film & Multiplatform Storytelling program among many other milestones. Dr. Ziemsen earned her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in Interdisciplinary Studies, and her dissertation focused on how to teach film in online and in virtual worlds and featured the production of two films. She holds a Master of Arts in Feature Film (Development) from Goldsmiths College at the University of London, England, as well as, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Video Production and Screenwriting from York University, Toronto. She has written, directed and produced many short films, which have been screened at festivals internationally and on CBC. She hosts a podcast on film. Eva has also taught short workshops related to feature film packaging for Women in Film & TV in Toronto, the DGC and industry employment for through her company. Eva Ziemsen has a passion for international filmmaking and online film education.

Your Career

Media production is a major industry in Canada. More than $1.1 billion of production activity creates hundreds of thousands of jobs. The growth and increasing sophistication of new distribution channels is increasing the demand for imaginative creative content as production technology continues to expand and improve. As a result, there is constant demand for skilled thinkers and creators. As a graduate of our program, you can pursue career opportunities in areas such as directing, cinematography, writing, producing, post-production and interactive technologies, all of which will increase as the Canadian film industry continues to flourish.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 Lakeshore Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 Lakeshore Closed

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Program Events

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Mon, April 19, 2021 to Thu, June 03, 2021
Online

Current is a festival of arts, media and design showcasing the work of graduating students from the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts.

Featuring live and recorded performances, screenings, exhibits, networking events, and portfolio shows, Current celebrates the ingenuity and professionalism of an electric group of storytellers. Connect with them at humbercurrent.ca starting April 19, or visit the website now to reserve your free ticket to a live event!

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Ministry Consent

Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting June 18, 2020.  Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

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    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Media Project

  • Applicants will complete a media project which explores one of the following themes:

    • Similarities/Differences
    • The Most Important Thing I've Learned So Far

    Project Guidelines:

    The project must be produced in a time-based media form, for example, film, video or audio. The piece can be of any genre, including and not limited to, experimental, drama, autobiography, comedy or documentary. Think of the theme as a catalyst or starting point for your story or piece.

    For example: An applicant uses the The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned So Far theme to make a short documentary about the time someone they didn’t personally know stepped up to defend them when they were being bullied, and how that taught them an important lesson about standing up for those who can’t defend themselves. 

    The project has a maximum length of two minutes, must be original and created by the applicant. The project’s title shall be the same as the theme chosen. For Example:

    The Most Important Thing I've Learned So Far by Student Name

  • Writing Assignment

  • Applicants must also complete a written reflection of 350 to 500 words which explores their creative process in the media project and its intersection with their intentions as a future Humber film student.

    Submission Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Quad-Core i5 Quad-Core i5 or i7
OS Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer
Memory 8GB 16GB
Storage 250GB SSD 500GB SSD
Monitor 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080 or higher
Other 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, 2GB GPU (Graphic Card), High-speed internet access, Warranty 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, 4GB GPU VRAM (Graphic Card), 2 x USB-C ports or more, High-speed internet access, Warranty

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Garrett Kerr, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3628
garrett.kerr@humber.ca

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $7,196.26
  • international: $19,807.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. Diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required. View Terms & Conditions of Degree Scholarships.

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM FROM:

HUMBER PROGRAMS

View Advanced Diploma 

Humber Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

 

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$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Consecutive Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Technological Education

The consecutive BEd (Technological Education) Program at York University is open to Humber graduates who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Film and Media Production program. Consistent with all other BEd programs at York, the Technological Education option requires completion of 60 credits offered in two consecutive Fall/Winter sessions in addition to the requirements of the student’s program at the sending institution.

Individuals who successfully complete the Consecutive BEd (Technological Education) program and who have successfully completed an approved applied degree or advanced diploma and a minimum of 2 years (24 months) of work experience related to the areas of Technological Education selected as options in the program of professional education will be eligible for recommendation by York University to receive a Certificate of Qualification in Technological Education from the Ontario College of Teachers so they may teach Technological Education in an Ontario Secondary School. Agreement covers admission up to F/W 2021 session. Candidates must apply to York University.  

 Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Garrett Kerr, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3628
garrett.kerr@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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