Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media

General

Program Description

Innovative and creative media professionals are at the forefront of the digital media landscape

The Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program will build on your graphic design, photo and video editing, broadcasting or animation skills, giving you the advanced tools to succeed as specialized post-production professional.

In this post-graduate certificate program, you'll learn the theory of digital technology and become proficient in using software for video and audio editing, motion graphics, 3D animation, compositing, and visual effects. You'll also get practical instruction in real-life client settings and an internship within the post-production industry, gaining valuable experience and industry connections.

You'll emerge from the program with the technical skills, knowledge and practical tools for a career in advanced post-production. You'll be able to show potential employers your creative abilities with a professional demo reel and apply the theories you've learned in a practical setting.

Brock University Articulation Agreement

Brock University and Fanshawe College have developed an articulation agreement to allow qualified students to obtain both a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Film Studies and an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media. Students can start at Brock or Fanshawe and receive credit transfer under this articulation agreement.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create complex visual effects utilizing professional compositing techniques such as Chromakey, Motion Tracking, Rotoscoping & Matting.
  2. Apply advanced Post Production concepts while working collaboratively in the industry.
  3. Analyze and critique professional projects using proper terminology.
  4. Operate Post Production industry-standard computer software and hardware.
  5. Combine and manipulate audio, video, graphics and animation elements.
  6. Manage and organize large amounts of media, files, and documents on digital devices.
  7. Model, render and integrate 3D elements into video projects using professional techniques.
  8. Troubleshoot and problem solve video and computer issues during the creation of Post Production projects.
  9. Edit and mix audio elements for use in video productions.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • TVSN-6001 Visual Effects 1
  • TVSN-6002 Post Production Development
  • TVSN-6003 Digital Applications Theory
  • TVSN-6004 Post Production Editing 1

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • TVSN-6005 Visual Effects 2
  • TVSN-6006 Post Production Editing 2
  • TVSN-6007 Digital Internship
  • TVSN-6008 Digital Applications Theory
  • TVSN-6009 Post Production Development 2

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

  • An Ontario College Diploma, or Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Fanshawe College in:
    • Broadcasting - Television or
    • Fine Art or
    • Multi-Media Design and Production or
    • Interactive Media Design or
    • Interactive Media Design and Production or
    • Graphic Design or
    • 3D Animation and Character Design or
    • Photography or
    • Video Game Design

    (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA from one of the above programs)

or

  • An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
    (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)

or

  • Professional background and experience as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Adobe Photoshop

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Students should be proficient in basic video editing and computer skills

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.
  4. Preference will be given to graduates of the Fanshawe College Broadcasting - Television program with most recent graduates having priority.

Note:
Applicants with less than a 'B' average will be considered only on the recommendation of the Academic Manager.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program will work in video or film editing, visual effects, compositing, animation and motion graphics.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including ... Read More

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including more than 6,000 international students from 97 different countries. Read less
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