Certificate in Media Foundation George Brown College
The Media Foundation program offers you the chance to explore a variety of media career options while developing the skills necessary to succeed in diploma and advanced diploma media programs. It includes courses in photography and image manipulation, storytelling, audio production, interactive media, and visual storytelling techniques.
The Portfolio class offered in semester 2 will help you create a portfolio, which can be used to submit for further studies in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Game – Art, Video Design & Production, and other college and university programs requiring a portfolio for admission.
The Media Foundation program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following minimum specifications:
- Laptop or desktop
- CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250U or equivalent
- Graphics: Intel UHD graphics 620 or equivalent
- RAM: 4–8GB
- Screen: 13-inch (1,920 x 1,080)
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- Additional storage: 1TB Portable HD
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships for international students at George Brown College are generally in-program awards based on students’ academic performance (and other criteria) at George Brown College after the beginning of the academic program.
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The graduate demonstrates the ability to:
- Develop creative concepts and ideas through a variety of techniques and in a range of formats.
- Choose appropriate tools, techniques and applications to create media assets and presentations.
- Incorporate researched opinions expressed in mainstream and social media technologies into presentations and reports.
- Utilize current and relevant search strategies and techniques for information fact-finding.
- Apply industry practices to written proposals and print documents, visual storyboards and interactive presentations.
- Choose visual strategies, historical concepts and precedents in the analysis of past and present trends.
- Create original photographs and videos through a variety of techniques and processes.
- Choose appropriate narrative structures and vocabularies to analyze media and evaluate meaning, coherence, connections and effectiveness.
- Utilize a variety of industry standard audio/video software applications and techniques in the creation of media for a wide range of platforms.
- Use a variety of current industry-standard media tools and techniques to develop self-promotional materials.
Future Study Options
The Media Foundation program provides a general knowledge base for further studies in our Interaction Design and Development, Game – Art and Video Design & Production programs, where students will be immersed in more specialized knowledge.