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Film and Multiplatform Storytelling

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Program Code: FM511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

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 short films documentaries, interactive videos, 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

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:

  • 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.


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Work Placement

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.


What is Multiplatform Storytelling?

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.


Careers in Multiplatform Storytelling

Sample Career Titles

  • Filmmaker
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Strategic Communications Officer
  • Copywriting/Creative Content Producer
  • Journalist
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Digital Strategist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Digital Media Performance Officer
  • Screenwriter
  • Documentarian

Sample Employers

  • Public Relations firms
  • Production Studios
  • Advertising Agencies
  • News Agencies
  • Marketing Firms
  • Consulting Groups
  • Postsecondary Institutions

Expert Faculty

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 including David Cronenberg and 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, Shannon Vieira, Aram Collier and Neil van der King.


Learn From the Pros

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.


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Your Career

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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Program Availability

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September 2021 Lakeshore Open Open

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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 2 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

    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 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:

Orest Sushko, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3023
orest.sushko@humber.ca

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,831.98
  • international: $17,027.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Pathways

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Orest Sushko, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3023
orest.sushko@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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