Multimedia Storytelling - 388

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Launch a career in a growing industry that has a demand for multi-platform screenwriters.

Program Highlights

  • Online executive delivery with an immersive residency component.
  • Specialized writing practices in multimedia platforms, screenwriting for film, gaming, virtual reality, factual programming, animation and promotion of creative leadership.
  • Explore how to set up, launch, and promote freelance enterprises leveraging various streams of income based on storytelling media.
  • Through creating concepts, developing concepts, adapting intellectual properties to a variety of mediums, editing ideas, screenwriting, story editing, targeting audiences and workshops.
  • Applying your research, interview, and storytelling skills to factual entertainment including documentaries, reality television, lifestyle programming, and instructional and interactive videos.
  • Receiving constructive and collaborative feedback targeted to develop the skills needed to thrive as a screenwriter.

Information Session

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What you'll learn

  • Craft an industry standard screenplay and/or Teleplay for traditional broadcast and present it in marketable form for freelance work, or agency presentation.
  • Craft an immersive and interactive narrative experience taking into account the unique form and demands of storytelling for video games.
  • How to use augmented reality (AR) and 360-degree virtual reality (VR) environments to capture the imagination of audiences and tell stories.
  • Specialized storytelling techniques to craft animation scripts for specific target audiences.
  • Essential transmedia narrative and production techniques for engaging with targeted audiences.
  • Screenwriting techniques and considerations when writing for animation or sequential arts.
  • Creative leadership skills that could lead to the development of executive positions.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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The Collective

the collective

The Collective, powered by SURGE, offers students a platform to showcase their talents and gain experience freelancing, while developing their portfolios before they enter the workforce. This platform showcases students from an assortment of program areas sparking an entrepreneurial mindset, preparing creative students for the future.

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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $656.63 $635.86
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,748.06 $2,748.06
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $3,509.12 $3,428.35
Total 1st Year Fees $6,937.47

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


  • A related Ontario College Diploma or Advanced Diploma or University Degree (i.e. creative writing, communications, television, film, animation, journalism, public relations, advertising)
  • Other equivalent postsecondary experience or qualifications (i.e. creative industry skills and/or experience) will be considered by Mohawk
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges
  • Personal computer required. Please see Laptop Requirements under Additional Information.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 



Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Film and Television Screenwriter
  • Production Manager
  • Creative Producer
  • Development Executive
  • Show Runner
  • Director/Producer
  • Script Supervisor
  • Video Game Writer
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Content Creator
  • Interactive Web Media Writer
  • Multimedia Author/Writer
  • Web Series Creator
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Motion Comic Screenwriter

Where you could work includes:

  • Television and Film Production company
  • Broadcast television or Streaming Platforms
  • Animation Studio
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Animation
  • Video and Computer Gaming
  • Social Media
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Required Equipment and Software

  • Personal Computer - Students may use any device of their choice. This program does not have any specific hardware or software requirements that use a large amount of storage.
  • Final Draft Software
  • Smartphone VR Headset
  • Microsoft Office (Provided by Mohawk)

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Sep 2020