Interactive Media Development – Film and Television Production
Available as a three-year program
Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma
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Find your career
Prepare for ever-growing content creation opportunities with:
• Broadcast facilities
• Specialty and digital channels
• Independent production
• New media
• Corporate production
• Related support services
Our grads get great jobs
- Senior Producer/Director, Vantage point Media House
- Producer, Rogers TV Toronto
- Video Editor, CTV National News
- Broadcast Technician, CBC
- Transport Coordinator, Big Brother Canada/Insight Productions
Is it for you?
You may enjoy a career in TV and new media production if you are the kind of person who:
- Is described as creative.
- May enjoy recording the world through a camera, phone, iPad, etc.
- Keeps current with new technology.
- Likes working in a fast-paced environment.
No textbooks! Just great teachers and technology to:
- Provide well-rounded skills by performing all production and crew functions in studio, field and post-production environments.
- Specialize with crew rotations in your area of interest and choose specific roles in digital filmmaking, remote event production and content creation for clients.
- Produce creative, interactive content on multiple platforms, broadcasting across Canada and to the world.
- Participate in studio tours and seminars such as the TIFF Bell Lightbox Series.
- Scripts written in the first year and developed in the second come to life on the big screen in the final year with a public screening.
- The annual live awards show ‘The Sparkies’ celebrates academic achievements with awards presented to students in all three years of the program. The recipient of the Dome Award, chosen from first-year students, receives $2,000 towards tuition.
Our students get great placements! Cap off your second and third years of study with on-the-job experience:
- Research and apply for a four-week field placement in your second year, gaining valuable experience and industry contacts.
- Finish your studies with a four-week placement.
- Students have done placements with CBC, Bell TV, Rogers Sportsnet, TSN, Citytv, Canwest Global, CTV, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, Hughes Integration, Shaw Media, Evertz Microsystems, Ross Video, many radio stations, and media companies around the world.
Outstanding faculty make the difference
- Learn from a diverse, skilled and accessible faculty team with experience at Canada’s major broadcasters, production companies and international sporting events including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, NASCAR and the X Games.
- Professors’ wide-ranging roles in the industry include: reporter; director; producer; camera person; graphics and motion graphics designer; director of photography; radio anchor; TV producer; documentary producer; production executive; broadcaster; writer; videographer; features producer; ENG editor; floor director; studio camera operator; and lighting director/designer.
- Consultation with an advisory committee of national industry leaders ensures the program stays up-to-date with changes in this ever-evolving industry.
Turn your diploma into a degree
Many universities across Canada and abroad will provide credit recognition for your diploma studies at Loyalist. The following is a list of agreements that are currently in place. There are many more options, and new agreements are added annually. Contact your university of choice to make individual arrangements.
- Algoma University – B.A.; B.B.A.; B.Sc.; Bach. Computer Science
- Athabasca University – Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies
- Brock University – various*
- Davenport University – Bachelor of Arts in General Business
- Humber College – Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film Media Production
- Lakehead University – various*
- Laurentian University – various*
- Laurier Brantford – any honours program
- Limerick Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Film and TV Production Studies (Year 4)
- Nipissing University – various*
- Queen's University – various*
- Royal Roads University – Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication
- Seneca College – Bach. Interdisciplinary Studies
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology – various*
- University of Waterloo – various*
- University of Windsor – various*
- Western University – various*
- Wilfrid Laurier University – various*
- York University – various*
*Various potential degree pathways. Please confirm details with the receiving institution.
York University's Consecutive Bachelor of Education in Technological Education
Eligible Film and TV Production diploma graduates have the opportunity to enter York University's Consecutive Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Technological Education program.
Post-grad at Loyalist
- Film and TV Production graduates are encouraged to apply for the Public Relations & Event Management post-graduate certificate program at Loyalist
- Apply through ontariocolleges.ca
Explore opportunities to continue your studies in Ireland:
Students are eligible to challenge the Autodesk certification exams at Loyalist College. Completing these industry-recognized credentials enables students to highlight that they have the in-demand skills employers are seeking.
How much will it cost?
Approximate costs (2019 – 20)
- Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
- Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,301
- Total: $4,023.08
- Additional Program Costs: $538 (year one) and $7 (year three)
- Students need to budget for placements in the fourth semester (four weeks) and the sixth semester (four weeks)
Additional costs, such as supplies, travel and parking, may be incurred during workplace visits, etc.
*Please visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies.
Bursaries and financial assistance
Loyalist has a number of scholarships, bursaries and academic awards available to students. Our Financial Aid Office can help you explore your options, or assist you with a student loan.
Required academic preparation
- OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
- Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent
Recommended academic preparation
- Computer literacy, communications technology, basic photography, current events, history, geography and public speaking
- Students must be prepared for an above-average commitment of time and intensity.
- A valid driver’s licence is of great use in the program and essential in the industry.
- A College vehicle is available for use on assignment by students with a G-level driver’s licence and Driver Abstract (insurance provided).
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Applicants with work experiences or other types of non-credentialed learning may be eligible for credits at Loyalist. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted. Click here for more information about our assessment and credit challenge process.
Click here for information about how to apply, international student fees and more.
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