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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 (Fall 2020)  : Online / In-person Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

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 fictional 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 multi-platform delivery, helping ensure graduates are ready to take advantage of new digital content channels such as the internet and mobile devices. 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

Proposed Fall 2020 Delivery

Work Experience - SEM 6C

Proposed Delivery

Semester 7

Proposed Fall 2020 Delivery

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall 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:

  • Evaluate the theory and aesthetics of film, television, video and media and apply concepts in creative productions.

  • Identify the major historical, social, political and economic factors at play in the creation of film and new media.

  • Discuss critically the history, influences, aesthetics and key figures in Canadian and international film and media production.

  • Consolidate and extend learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, both within and outside the field of film and media production.

  • Produce, design, direct, shoot for film and media productions, using production equipment and technologies.

  • Develop pre-production, production and post-production management skills for film and media productions.

  • Analyze and solve film and media production problems, using creativity, analysis, independent judgment and critical self-awareness.

  • Prepare film and media production proposals that assess costs, benefits, risks, opportunities, and that address client needs and external trends.

  • Develop and implement film and media pre-production, production and post-production project plans and schedules that make efficient use of resources, using industry specific project management software.

  • Evaluate and implement marketing and distribution strategies for a film and/or media product.

  • Write for film and new media productions.

  • Prepare financial reports and assess the overall financial performance of a film or media production, using industry specific software.

  • Critically analyze the forces that shape values, ideas, personal and societal circumstances and film and media production decisions and present an academically structured, sustained and well-supported argument.

  • Communicate ideas using the most suitable medium for the message, audience and purpose, speaking or writing clearly, concisely, correctly and coherently.

  • Recognize the limits of professional knowledge and skills, and build capacity for on-going self-reflection, learning and development.

  • Adhere to professional and/or ethical codes of conduct and guidelines and legal requirements.

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills related to the business of film and media.

  • Develop a portfolio of film and media products for work search purposes.

  • Demonstrate self-awareness, self-confidence, self-direction, self-management and use resources to plan for and attain personal, career and work-related goals, within the context of a changing environment.

  • Work effectively and assertively in teams or crews to achieve desired goals and resolve differing and/or opposing ideas and points of view.


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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 three and four.

The Humber Experience

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Mina Walking

FMP grad, Andrew Korogyi and FMTV grad, Yosef Baraki, have been honoured again for their film, Mina Walking. The film has been awarded the first ever 'Discovery Award' at the Canadian Screen Awards!

Mina Walking is about 12 year-old girl’s struggle to provide for her family while pursuing an education.


Unique Projects

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In a rapidly changing digital landscape, Transmedia creates multi-dimensional storytelling experiences that provides audiences the opportunity to be engaged like never before. Immersive, collaborative and deeply engaging, Transmedia revolves around the telling of stories using a variety of platforms. The overall narrative experience is intended to be enhanced by audience engagement with each successive platform.

Our Professors

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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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 and post-production, and interactive technologies, all of which will increase as the Canadian film industry continues to flourish.

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Program Availability

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September 2020 Lakeshore Open Open

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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

    or

    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:

    • What Makes Us Human
    • Overcoming Obstacles

    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 What Makes Us Human theme to make a skateboarding podcast about their obsession with perfecting tricks and how this compulsion makes them human.  

    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:

    What Makes Us Human 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 is:

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

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Pathways

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

PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM FROM:

HUMBER PROGRAMS

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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.

MBA

For those students who complete a 4 year degree at Humber, Davenport University will recognize the student's entire completed bachelor's degree. In order to meet Davenport University residency and program requirements students must complete the minimum number of credit hours in their chosen masters degree program with Davenport University. Completion of your masters degree will depend on how many courses a semester you are able to take. Students must meet all admission requirements to be accepted in the master's degree program of their choice.

 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.

Master of Management

For those students who complete a 4 year degree at Humber, Davenport University will recognize the student's entire completed bachelor's degree. In order to meet Davenport University residency and program requirements students must complete the minimum number of credit hours in their chosen masters degree program with Davenport University. Completion of your masters degree will depend on how many courses a semester you are able to take. Students must meet all admission requirements to be accepted in the master's degree program of their choice.

 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.

MBA Strategic Management Concentration

For those students who complete a 4 year degree at Humber, Davenport University will recognize the student's entire completed bachelor's degree. In order to meet Davenport University residency and program requirements students must complete the minimum number of credit hours in their chosen masters degree program with Davenport University. Completion of your masters degree will depend on how many courses a semester you are able to take. Students must meet all admission requirements to be accepted in the master's degree program of their choice.

 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

Program Specific Questions

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

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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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