Communications Media Practices - 266
- Study emerging multimedia platforms including video sharing networks, podcasts, social media and other digital media platforms.
- Work with industry experts to create professional multimedia content that integrates online, video and audio material.
- Diversify your content creation skills and abilities across multiple platforms and for a variety of clients.
- Develop storytelling skills and research techniques to create concepts that can be applied to a variety of media platforms.
- Learn specialized writing practices that apply to key industries including media, marketing and sales.
- Participate in a collaborative environment focused on developing the skills needed to succeed in a variety of careers within media, marketing and sales.
- Create your own digital portfolio.
- Courses developed and taught by industry professionals.
- Sequential course delivery with additional Master Class workshops.
What you'll learn
- Over two semesters, you will work with industry professionals to:
- Writing, video and audio production skills to create appealing digital content including videos, podcasts, digital layout, online journalism and blogs.
- Effective client-based multimedia content for engaging targeted audiences.
- Content compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
- Career opportunities as professional multimedia content creators.
1 academic year (period of 8 months)
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Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
Domestic Tuition and Fees
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- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
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International Tuition and Fees
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- An Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or University Degree.
- Other equivalent postsecondary experience or qualifications will be considered by Mohawk
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is required. Please see Laptop Requirements under Additional Information.
Language Requirements for International Students:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- TOEFL iBT 88
- CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Mohawk College English Language Test (Accuplacer: Assessment for Success) aligned with CAEL Band
- Completion of level 8 of the General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (GAS-EAP). Placement in the GAS-EAP program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.
How you'll gain skills
- Test and apply course concepts using state of the art equipment in our labs
- Explore academic content through field trips and site visits
- Experience interactive simulations
- Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project
To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.
Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma and Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs are eligible to enroll into the Communications Media Practices program:
- Business (General)
- Business - Marketing
- Broadcasting - Radio
- Photography - Still and Motion
- Advertising & Marketing Communication Management
- Applied Music
- Business Administration - Marketing
- Graphic Design
- Public Relations
Graduates from the Communications Media Practices program are eligible to enroll into the following Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs:
- Earn a degree:
- Queen Margaret University - MSc Digital Campaigning and Content Creation
- Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
- See ONTransfer for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Your future career options
- Writer, Producer and Director
- Independent Video Production
- Multimedia Storytelling
- Social Media Content Builder
- Digital Media Producer
- Digital Media Content Creator/Specialist/Developer/Manager
Where you could work includes:
- Professional, Business and Technical Services
- Multimedia/Social Media Industries
- Video and Audio Production, Post-Production, Editing and Graphics
- Freelance multimedia content creator
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.
The Communications Media Practices Graduate Certificate Program is a laptop-based program. A laptop, meeting the following minimum system requirements, is needed for the first day of class- including all required software.
You can use the system requirements listed below to purchase a laptop at the retailer of your choice. We encourage you to compare prices and systems, and find the laptop that will suit your needs and current financial situation.
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