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Post-Production

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 10371Length: 3 semestersProgram Starting Between:  Print Friendly Version

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:

    • A bachelor’s degree, diploma or advanced 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 Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Resume

  • A current resume listing previous volunteer, work and education experience. (Previous film or post-production experience not required).

  • Portfolio

  • Applicants will submit a portfolio that includes 1 – 3 pieces of original work. Portfolios may include examples of any of the following:

    • Demo reels
    • Audio or Music Demos
    • Edited Work (Scenes, Animations, Compositions)
    • Essays, Short Stories, Scripts, Articles, Reviews
    • Photographs or Artwork
    • Website or Blog
    • Other: Specific to your areas of study, work or specialization (please contact us if you are unsure if your work can be submitted for portfolio purposes)

    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).

Equipment Requirements

Students will need a large portable external hard drive (minimum 4TB) and a set of studio headphones.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,798.76
  • international: $28,155.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,952.92 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,397.08 $8,689.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $30.00 $30.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,922.92 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,397.08 $8,719.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,922.92 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,397.08 $8,719.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 – $500 - textbooks and equipment, including a portable hard drive and studio headphones.

Pathways

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

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Lara Johnston, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5156
lara.johnston@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

Apply through Ontario Colleges

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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Humber’s Post-Production graduate certificate program will develop the technological skills, creative and critical abilities you will need to thrive in the post-production industry. You will gain a firm grounding in industry-standard, non-linear video editing software. Through lectures and hands-on work, you will learn the fundamentals of the technical and aesthetic creation of digital media content and get the opportunity to specialize and target specific post-production skills to maximize your marketability in a competitive industry.

You will learn how to collaborate with other departments in the production chain, and how to develop efficient broadcast standard workflows. You will be introduced to the theory and practice of picture and sound editing/mixing, VFX and motion graphics creation, and you will learn how to make professional contacts, engage with employers and guilds, and the basic business skills you will need as a freelancer. You will study the fundamentals of branding and graphic design and produce a marketable portfolio website.

With technology as its main focus, your sound, picture, and visual effects compositing skills will enable you to create content to the industry standards required in the competitive media environment.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Prepare detailed post-production budgets using Movie Magic Budgeting programs.

  • Evaluate documentaries, narrative films, TV series and music videos for creative features and technical aspects.

  • Prepare and integrate 2-D and 3-D graphic and animation footage using post-production applications.

  • Manage the editing process using an Edit Decision List.

  • Complete picture editing projects using non-linear editing suites within specified time frames and budgets.

  • Complete audio editing projects using non-linear editing suites within specified time frames and budgets.

  • Design and build a network system for post-production applications.

  • Manage post-production teams.

  • Manage post-production projects.

  • Distribute interactive content produced through the Web and DVD.

  • Compile a portfolio of creative work for presentations to funding agencies and post-production facilities in order to secure employment.


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Work Placement

This program includes a mandatory work placement. We work with you to find a suitable placement in your chosen field of specialization, allowing you to apply the skills you’ve learned in a professional environment. Placements will take place in post-production houses and media companies in Toronto. Work placements are typically unpaid but provide you with the opportunity to further your knowledge in your chosen field and begin to build your resumé and network of professional contacts.

The Humber Advantage

The Newsroom

The Newsroom features new and improved workspaces for students working on individual projects and collaborating to cover breaking news stories.

It also houses a series of fully equipped video and audio edit suites. Students will also be able to use a Dejero, allowing them to stream video live from virtually any location. The technology also allows multiple classes to be taught at the same time.

The Newsroom reinforces the digital journalism focus of the program, it adds to the technical proficiency of our students, keeping them at the cutting edge of the industry.

Live Labs

Humber Newsroom

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Watch the News Room Teaser to see all of the equipment and rooms available to our students to give them hands-on experience for the industry.

Newsroom equipment

Newsroom student looking into camera


Expert Faculty

Our professors have extensive experience in a variety of sound, picture, and visual effects editing roles in the film and television industry. Program co-ordinator and full-time professor Lara Johnston is a Canadian Cinema Editors Award winner for her work on Mouthpiece. Her other credits include Grey Gardens, The Whistleblower, and RED.

Your Career

You will be trained to enter the workforce as a post-production professional in picture editing, sound editing and mixing, visual effects, the burgeoning field of multi-platform content, and digital asset management and delivery.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Open

Post-Production Graduate Certificate Program

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Watch the video to learn more about the program.


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