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    Event and Media Production

Program Code:EMP
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

In the EMP program, you’ll acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the corporate event and media production industry. Your studies will focus on presentation technologies required to operate in the competitive world of electronic communication for business and industry and on live event production.

This includes the defining of client needs, pre–production, production, post–production of audio, video and interactive presentations, as well as the fundamentals of staging, location set–up and breakdown for live event presentations and trade shows.

Program Learning Outcomes:

This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Collaborate and work in team situations, effectively, positively and constructively.
  • Follow the pre-production process when designing professional live business theatre presentations such as tradeshows, conventions and general meetings.
  • Follow the pre-production process when developing professional corporate audio and video productions such as training, promotional or informational non-broadcast videos.
  • Apply his/her knowledge of the production process to effectively co-ordinate the crew and talent in studio and/or on location during the production of corporate videos and live business theatre events.
  • Produce professional corporate videos and pre-packaged elements for the live business theatre presentation by following the appropriate post-production process.
  • Communicate and collaborate professionally and effectively with corporate clients, crew and talent.
  • Complete tasks effectively to meet clients’ deadlines.
  • Ensure that all work is completed in compliance with applicable laws, statutory obligations, regulations, and industry principles and practices.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and to maintain currency with technological changes.
  • Assess the basic quality of a product being presented in corporate videos and live business theatre presentations.

Essential Employability Skills:

Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Applicant Selection:

  • As this is an oversubscribed program, applicants will be required to attend an orientation session and complete a mandatory $55 pre-admissions screening test. Please click here for a practice test. Applicants will also be required to complete program– related assignments. A pamphlet with your testing information is available here.


  • Although not required for admission, the following are considered assets:
    • Basic computer skills, including Windows or Macintosh operating systems, word processing software (preferably Word), and spreadsheet software (preferably Excel).

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.


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Start a career in corporate event and media production. Graduates of our Event and Media Production diploma program find a wide range of employment in event and media production at post–production houses, staging and audio/ visual companies, training departments, and media departments of corporations. Your career could include roles such as: corporate event producer, audio–visual technician, corporate video producer/editor and corporate multimedia presentation producer.

General Education

One of the general education courses must be a literature course for which EAC150 is the pre-requisite.

Diploma to Degree... and Beyond

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EMP110 Intro to Corporate Media/Business Theatre 2
EMP111 Multimedia 1: Presentation Software 3
EMP161 Live Event Production I 4
EAC150 College English 3
RTV100 Visual Skills I 3
RTV116 Audio Production I 3
RTV141 Media Writing 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EMP212 Multimedia II - Advanced Software Capabilities 3
EMP222 Audio Production II 3
EMP231 Video I - Corporate Video Production 3
EMP251 Event and Production Planning 3
EMP261 Live Event Production II 4
RTV142 Scripting for Visual Media 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EMP311 Production Scheduling and Floor Plans 3
EMP313 Multimedia III - Advanced Systems 3
EMP332 Video II - Electronic Field Production 3
EMP361 Live Event Production III 4
EMP373 Event Marketing and Public Relations 3
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EMP411 Small Business Practices 2
EMP461 Live Event Production IV 4
EMP463 Post Production Workshop 5
EMP480 Industry Field Placement (150 hours total)
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

For more information, please visit:
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Julie Leong
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Tina Tuzi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Michael Curran
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33583
Program Acting Chair: Michael Maynard
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33335
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Corporate Media Production student Malaya talks about her program and the benefits of a Seneca eduation. Click on the image above to start the video.

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