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Media Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Media

The media industry offers diverse opportunities, from journalism and broadcasting to animation, television production and more. Ontario college media programs expose students to all of these areas and give them a foundation for choosing which direction they’d like to go in. There are also numerous programs available for those who already have a direction in mind.

Whether you’re ready to pursue a specific career in media or you simply want to learn more about the many career opportunities in the industry, here’s what you need to know. More

Media Courses

Media programs consist of fundamental courses in one or many areas of media, but no matter the focus area, students gain strong research, writing and computer skills. Media programs usually fall into one of these areas:

  • Broad. Media fundamentals, media foundation and other similar programs consist of courses focused on multiple media disciplines, such as journalism, public relations, television production, communications, animation and more. These courses give students a foundation to pursue many opportunities and directions in the media industry, or to continue their education in more specific media programs. A sample of course subjects includes writing for the media, website development, visual design and audio production techniques.
  • Specific. In these programs, students gain specialized knowledge in one specific area of media. Courses will concentrate on refining skills related to that focus area - for example, journalism programs are made up of courses in photojournalism, storytelling and writing different types of news stories.

Many students choose to take a broad media program to help decide on a specific field or to help them prepare for programs in their chosen specialization.

Media Program Requirements

Entry-level media programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. Post-graduate certificate programs require a diploma or degree in a related media field, or proof of significant relevant work experience. Program requirements vary due to the wide range of media programs available, so be sure to check the details carefully.

Media Jobs and Salaries

Because of the wide range of skills they offer, media programs at Ontario colleges can lead to diverse career opportunities across almost every industry. Depending on which field you decide to go into, job titles may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Print Journalist
  • Web Designer
  • Communications Associate
  • New Media Specialist
  • Television or Radio Producer

Graduates of broad media programs who don’t go on to further their education have an average starting salary of around $23,000 per year. Those who specialize will see higher salaries, starting between $25,000 and $40,000. The average starting salary for all specific media program graduates roughly $30,000.

Ontario Colleges Offering Media Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of media programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details 3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production Certificate HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production Certificate


  • Program Length: 30 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 11671
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: NON-MINISTRY FUNDED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advanced Filmmaking FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Filmmaking


  • Program Length: 45 WEEKS
  • Program Code: AFM1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Advanced Television And Film SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Television And Film


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: PATAF
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advertising - Account Management HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advertising - Account Management


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 15051
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advertising - Media Management HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advertising - Media Management


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 20881
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advertising and Marketing Communications CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Advertising and Marketing Communications


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010117
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advertising And Marketing Communications DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advertising And Marketing Communications


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AVMC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advertising and Marketing Communications Management MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advertising and Marketing Communications Management


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 652
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Applied Music MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Applied Music


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 660
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor (Honours) of Film and Television SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor (Honours) of Film and Television


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBFTV
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Bachelor (Honours) of Film and Television Degree Completion SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Part Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor (Honours) of Film and Television Degree Completion


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBFTD
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Sheridan'S Three-Year Media Arts Advanced Diploma Current Students And Graduates From 2012 Onward With A Minimum 3.0 Gpa Are Eligible To Apply. Sheridan'S Graduates Prior To 2012 And From Other Colleges And Universities May Apply And Will Be Considered On A Case-By-Case Basis. See Sheridan’S Website For More Details.

Show details Bachelor (Honours) of Film and Television Degree Completion SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor (Honours) of Film and Television Degree Completion


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBFTD
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Sheridan'S Three-Year Media Arts Advanced Diploma Current Students And Graduates From 2012 Onward With A Minimum 3.0 Gpa Are Eligible To Apply. Sheridan'S Graduates Prior To 2012 And From Other Colleges And Universities May Apply And Will Be Considered On A Case-By-Case Basis. See Sheridan’S Website For More Details.

Show details Bachelor Of Arts - New Media (Ba) CENTENNIAL STORY ARTS CENTRE CLOSED Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor Of Arts - New Media (Ba)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TSK
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: COLLABORATIVE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor Of Digital Communications HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor Of Digital Communications


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: DC411
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor Of Public Relations Management CENTENNIAL STORY ARTS CENTRE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor Of Public Relations Management


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 0617
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Brand Management ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Brand Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1410X01F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Brand Management SENECA MARKHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Brand Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BMK
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Children'S Media CENTENNIAL STORY ARTS CENTRE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Children'S Media


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 6424
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Comedy-Writing And Performance HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Comedy-Writing And Performance


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 12211
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Communications and Media Fundamentals CENTENNIAL STORY ARTS CENTRE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Communications and Media Fundamentals


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 6416
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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