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Media Experience (MECP)

Available as a one-year program from January to June

Not sure which career path to choose? Find the right fit before you commit. Sample a wide range of programs. Discover your strengths and new possibilities while developing practical skills you can apply to further your studies.
  • Program Code

    MECP

  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    January entry

Find your career

A certificate in Media Experience will prepare you for further studies at Loyalist. Explore your options while learning skills that can be applied in your chosen diploma program:

Is it for you?

This program is designed for students with an interest in media, arts and design, who may be:

  • Recent high school graduates who are unsure what career path to follow.
  • Mature applicants seeking a career change.
  • Applicants who want to explore their choices before committing to a diploma program.
  • College students looking for a change of program.

What faculty members say

“Photojournalism is like a loaf of bread and you can find your specialty slice, we expose students to all of it. Media Experience shows all the loaves of bread in the bakery. It allows students to get to know the faculty, experience what they’re going to be doing and gain confidence. It gives them a head start.”
Frank O’Connor
Coordinator and Professor, Photojournalism

Experiential learning

Get a hands-on, creative introduction to media that will lead you to a career you will love:

  • Balance your time between the lab and the classroom, working on a range of media-based projects.
  • Get practical experience in design, visual and oral storytelling, media writing and presentation.
  • Observe, practise and implement new skills each week, sampling a buffet of media and design-related activities.
  • Work with cutting-edge technology in Loyalist’s Digital Media Centre.
  • Get hands-on practise with video recording, Photoshop and state-of-the-art editing equipment.
  • Learn from industry guest speakers and faculty in various programs.
  • Select an area of specialty and work directly with a faculty mentor in your program of choice.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Students build strong connections with professors who are committed to helping each student find their path.
  • Media Experience faculty all still work in their industry and draw from a wide range of professional experience in radio, TV and video production, web design, art direction, magazine writing, digital art and illustration, commercial and voice acting, printmaking, sales and marketing.
  • Through specialization, students also have access to the entire faculty in the School of Media, Arts + Design.

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