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 begin on one platform (film, television, web series, etc.) and are then repurposed, revised, or recast for presentation on secondary, and even tertiary platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram etc.).
Sample Career Titles
Film & 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 Robert O’Meara, Maureen Dorey, Neil Van Der King, Aram Collier and Joel McConvey.
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.
Dr. Adam Miller is a full-time Professor and Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts at Humber College and oversees the operation of its online graduate program called Multiplatform Storytelling for Creative Producers, a program whose content he selectively authored.
Maureen Dorey is a freelance analyst and story editor and instructor (Humber College and York University) who helps writers find their voices, clarify their intentions, enhance their craft, and renew the connection to their stories.
Spencer Hawtin’s interest in stories started at a young age, and he specifically gravitated to video games. Games provided fantasy worlds and stories of far off places where one could become the protagonist.
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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A Q&A with Sharif Khan
School for Writers
Mon, July 06, 2020
School for Writers graduate, Sharif Khan, published his first novel, Brave Fortune. He told us how it came to be and how Humber helped along the way.
A Q&A with Madhur Anand, author of This Red Line Goes Straight To Your Heart
School for Writers
Thu, July 02, 2020
Two-time School for Writers grad, Madhur Anand, told us a bit about her latest book and about what she learned during her time at Humber.
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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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