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.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Evaluate the potential business opportunities of a story, including funding, audience targets and marketing.
Pitch and present multiplatform film projects in writing, orally and using a variety of multimedia and web-based methods.
Access public and private sector funding for film and/or multi-platform media projects
Write original stories that are at once personal and universal, thoughtful and compelling, honed through a rigorous writing revision process.
Adapt stories for production across various media and/or film.
Select optimal technologies and platforms for telling a given story.
Create time-based and interactive media projects from ideation to production phases.
Adhere with applicable legal, ethical and professional standards of the media industry.
Display professionalism and openness when receiving constructive critique and story suggestions.
Develop and apply strategies for personal and career development through activities such as research, experimentation, mentorship and networking.
This program includes a work placement component to give students an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience or mentorship in their area of interest in the creative industries. The 160 hour placement is done in the summer semester after two semesters of study and practice.
Multiplatform Storytelling is essentially creative content production for an evolving, three-dimensional media space. Unlike a ‘traditional’ narrative, multiplatform stories typically evolve on one platform (film, television, web series, etc.) and can extend to secondary and tertiary platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Quibi etc.) to augment creative delivery of the narrative. Enhanced engagement afforded in these platforms can provide the audience greater agency in terms of how they can interact with the storytelling experience.
Sample Career Titles
Film and Multiplatform Storytelling (FMST) professors are forward-thinking educators with a broad range of expertise and insight in this fast-emerging discipline of media creation. Program co-ordinator Orest Sushko spent several years in Hollywood mixing soundtracks for feature films and working with a broad range of directors from David Cronenberg to Guillermo Del Toro. His work has garnered an Emmy Award and multiple nominations. The exceptional team of professors in the program also includes Eva Ziemsen, Cody Pentzos, Shannon Vieira, Donna O’Brien-Sokic, Aram Collier, Neil van der King and Kris Ohlendorf.
Humber’s program features cutting-edge content authored by industry professionals who have produced work in a variety of fields, all of which exist beneath the multiplatform storytelling umbrella (filmmaking, gaming, screenwriting, etc.). Further, its unique configuration encourages students to collaborate and interact with one another so as to develop an original idea in the first semester that will be put into production during the second.
Ontario is emerging as an important hub for media production, with Toronto’s film and television cluster now ranking third in North America. Our program has been designed to address this growing demand for trained professionals who can create engaging content designed for multiplatform delivery. Students graduate with the skills necessary to enter the film and television production industry or become independent media producers capable of immersive and interactive output in a variety of emerging digital mediums
Film and Media Production, Bachelor of
Credential: Honours Degree
Length: 8 semesters
Film and Television Production
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Length: 6 semesters
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Length: 3 semesters
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Watch the video to understand more about multiplatform storytelling.
A Q&A with Marthese Fenech
School for Writers
Mon, July 20, 2020
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A Q&A with Sidura Ludwig, author of You Are Not What We Expected
School for Writers
Wed, July 08, 2020
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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News
Media & Creative Arts Anti-Racism Action Plan
Thu, June 25, 2020
In being accountable to our communities and to ourselves, our Action Plan will ensure transparency and collaboration around the work we need to do.
It’s hard, I know. But, you’ll get there.
Mon, May 11, 2020
To those students who are worried, stressed, confused, and lost, I understand.
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