Pre-Media (Media and Communications Fundamentals)
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
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, Creative 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 courses. 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 Marketing and Creative Arts and Animation.
A better understanding of self will make possible the opportunity for you to understand your path and possibilities, and in turn, make an informed start for your scholastic career.
- 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).
- 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.
- Although not required for admission, the following are considered assets:
- Grade 12 mathematics;
- Keyboarding skills;
- Any art and/or computer graphics credits.
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.
Gain a solid foundation in media and communications. Our two–semester Pre–Media certificate program is your best preparation for further study in Communication Arts. As a graduate of MFD, you’ll be equipped for programs leading to careers such as writer, producer, journalist, account director, client liaison, and production artist.
Important Academic Dates
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|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ICA001||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|MFD101||Introduction to the Technical Environment||2|
|MFD105||Introduction to Design||3|
|MFD110||Introduction to Sound||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.
|For more information, please visit: http://sca.senecac.on.ca.|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Margita Petersons
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22804
|International Admissions Advisor:||Salaha Fatima
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22081
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008
|Program Coordinator:||Suzanne Price
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33192
|Program Chair:||Kim O'Hare
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440