Ignite your creativity during this one-year Ontario College Certificate program. Begin your introduction to various media industries through courses in visual media, storytelling, audio fundamentals, interactive media and design, communications, performance and collaborative media production. Hands-on experiences throughout the program use industry-standard software in each field, and courses are taught by creative educators and media professionals. By exploring different media fields and gaining industry skills, you’ll be equipped to choose the media career that’s right for you. Graduate with a solid foundation in media and communications and the tools to find your passion and follow it. This preliminary year is intended to provide the student with the opportunity to sample from and discover the various aspects unique to each media program within the School of Contemporary Media. This will allow the student to gain a solid understanding in preparation for a more focused education within a specific media field. Successful graduates of this program will have developed a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge of various media and communication fields. The goal is to give the student the tools to make a more educated and conscious choice for a career program best suited to reflect their interest and skill set. Graduates may consider applying to the following programs: Journalism Broadcast, Broadcasting Radio & Media Production, Broadcasting Television & Film Production, Interactive Media Design, Music Industry Arts, Photography, Game Design and Game Development.