Communications Media Practices - 266

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Get the professional hands-on experience you need to create engaging multimedia content.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Work with industry experts to create professional multimedia content that integrates online, video and audio material.
  • Sequential course delivery with additional Master Class workshops.

What you'll learn

  • Over two semesters, you will work with industry professionals to:
    • Develop writing, video and audio production skills to create engaging digital content.
    • Produce client based multimedia content.
    • Learn how to make content compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
    • Explore career opportunities as professional multimedia content creators.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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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 $2,083.72 $2,083.72
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,844.78 $2,764.01
Total 1st Year Fees $5,608.79

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

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$7,965.57 $8,025.57

Optional Ancillary Fees

$104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,520.00 $8,445.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,965.00

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

Admission

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

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Test and apply course concepts using state of the art equipment in our labs
  • Work with an organization or business in a classroom setting to solve real-life projects
  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits
  • Experience interactive simulations

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

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Writer, Producer and Director
  • Independent Video Production
  • Self-Employment
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Social Media Content Builder

Where you could work includes:

  • Professional, Business and Technical Services
  • Multimedia/Social Media Industries
  • Video and Audio Production, Post-Production, Editing and Graphics
  • Freeland multimedia content creator

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

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

Laptop Requirements

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.

PC Platforms

If you already own a PC platform laptop (i.e. Dell/Toshiba etc.) with a Windows operating system, you will not be required to purchase a new laptop, providing you have the required hardware and software components already installed for the first day of class. The following is a list of the minimum system requirements you will need for the Communications Media Practices courses:

Minimum Requirements

Windows 10
Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome
Firefox

  • Intel i5 or AMD Quad-Core A10-7300 APU, or equivalent with 64-bit support and 2.5 GHz or faster
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Min. 8 GB of RAM (10 GB recommended)
  • Min. 500 GB HDD
  • 2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1920 x 1080 recommended with 32-bit/64-bit video card; supports HiDPI display; requires dedicated video card or integrated video card with 2 Gigs VRAM
  • 12”-17” screen size
  • Adobe® Flash® Player software required to export SWF files
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

MacBooks

If you already own a MacBook with an iOS operating system of Sierra or Mojave, you will not be required to purchase a new laptop, providing you have the required hardware and software components already installed for the first day of class. The following is a list of the minimum system requirements you will need for the Communications Media Practices courses:

  • 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz) - Touch bar is not a requirement for the program.
  • 16GB 1600MHz
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 512GB PCIe-based flash storage1(256GB is acceptable as well)
  • Optional/Strongly Recommended: AppleCare Protection Plan
  • Optional/Strongly Recommended: External 1TB Hard drive USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt connection.

 

Mac OS 10.x (Sierra) or newer
Safari 9.x or newer
Google Chrome
Firefox

Required Software

To download software and view student pricing details log into your MyMohawk account, on the left-hand navigation select Technology Solutions, Software Downloads, Download Software from the Web Store.

  • Microsoft Office (no cost)
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 is free through your Mohawk College Office 365 account.
  • Microsoft Project (login for pricing details)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Student & Teacher Edition (login for pricing details)
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (All apps) – a monthly license is available directly from Adobe. Check online for pricing options.
    • *Adobe software purchased through Creative Cloud will meet the requirements of our program providing it includes the following programs, 2018 or newer: Photoshop CC/Illustrator CC/ InDesign CC/Acrobat XI Pro/Bridge CC/Media Encoder CC/Premiere Pro CC

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
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Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
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Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

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