Humber’s Film and Multiplatform Storytelling graduate certificate program is designed to address the growing demand for trained professionals capable of producing film and media content tailored for multiplatform delivery. Delivered in a hybrid format (combining online and in-class training), this program will train you to create compelling films, documentaries, interactive videos, virtual/augmented reality experiences, and innovative transmedia projects.
The program will cultivate your ability to adapt to a constantly changing multiplatform media industry through engagement with a range of traditional and emerging media forms. You will also develop strong entrepreneurial and collaboration skills, and initiative through team-based and individual projects. Professional communication skills are fostered including interpersonal, intercultural, networking and presentation skills.
You will learn how to access traditional and innovative funding opportunities while building personal brands as creative, cross-disciplinary, global storytellers. The program uses leading-edge curriculum design and online delivery that surpasses conventional perceptions about online education.Courses Learning Outcomes
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.).
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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
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Humber Lakeshore Wins at Adobe Creative Jam
Tue, November 26, 2019
Four students in Humber’s Advertising & Graphic Design program won first place in the 2019 Adobe Creative Jam.
Competing in a field of 72 teams from six college, Team “A-Block” -- comprised of Nicolas Diaz, Emily Little, Julia Laing, and Chelsea Speck – created an app to address academic integrity. Check out some images of the app here.
The Adobe Creative Jam is a design challenge that asks students to create a visual or motion design concept based on a theme revealed at the event. After three hours and no rules, the teams present their work to the jury in front of a rapt audience. The 2019 Jam drew over 300 students from Sheridan, George Brown, Seneca, OCADU, Algonquin College, and Humber.
Congratulations to all the students who competed, and especially to Team “A-Block”!
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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts Events
Tue, January 14, 2020 to Wed, January 15, 2020
Join us on January 14th or 15th and speak with our professors and students. Find out which of these Humber programs is right for you.
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Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists
Thu, June 13, 2019
96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.
Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition
Mon, May 27, 2019
The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts would like to congratulate four of our students who won at Skills Ontario this spring.
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