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  • Pre-Media (Media and Communications Fundamentals)

    Pre-Media (Media and Communications Fundamentals)

Program Code:MFD
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

Within the MFD program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in the fundamentals of writing, communications and visual media. Your studies will focus on developing and perfecting verbal, written, presentation and visual communication skills. You’ll learn presentation skills, media writing, creative problem solving, photography, design fundamentals and media as an art form. You’ll grow and improve as an effective communicator through study of professional and general education subjects. Instructors in this program are industry experts and college education professionals. You’ll also benefit from the opportunity to explore a variety of options in the ever–evolving media and communication fields within the Schools of Media and Creative Arts and Animation.

A better understanding of self will provide the opportunity for you to understand your path and possibilities and, in turn, make an informed start for your scholastic career.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(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).


  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Basic computer skills (PC or Macintosh) including office software.


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Your Career

Gain a solid foundation in media and communications. Our two-semester Pre-Media (Media and Communications Fundamentals) (MFD) certificate program is your best preparation for finding scholastic and career direction and for further study in Communication Arts. As a graduate of MFD, you’ll be equipped for programs leading to careers such as junior writer or editor, production assistant, account co-ordinator, client liaison or production artist.

Important Academic Dates

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


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
MFD103 Program Preparation 3
MFD104 Surviving and Succeeding 2
MFD105 Introduction to Design 3
MFD107 Audio and Video Story Telling 2
MFD115 Storytelling Through Photography 3
PSY204 Perception and Communication 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
MFD203 Media and Communications 2
MFD204 Professional Presentation Skills 3
MFD205 Electronic and Print Publishing 3
MFD215 Visual Problem Solving 2
SCA201 Media as an Art Form 3
SCA225 Creativity and New Media 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Note: Graduation from the Pre–Media program is not a guarantee of acceptance into the School of Media and Marketing or Creative Arts and Animation diploma programs.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Introduction to Computers and Applications
Surviving and Succeeding
Program Preparation
Introduction to Design
Audio and Video Storytelling
Storytelling Through Photography
Perception and Communication
Semester 2
Media and Communications
Professional Presentation Skills
Electronic & Print Publishing
Visual Problem Solving
Media as an Art Form
Creativity & New Media
General Education Option

Note: Graduation from the Pre–Media program is not a guarantee of acceptance into the School of Media or Creative Arts and Animation diploma programs.

Contact Us

For more information, please visit:
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Thomas Hein
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sharina Khan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Suzanne Price
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33192
Program Chair: Michelle Grimes
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440
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