Media Foundation

Media Foundation

Media Foundation (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Two semesters, beginning in September


Contact Information

Nicola Winstanley, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4370


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,957.78
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Approximately $600 for materials and equipment.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Media Foundation certificate program helps you develop a strong foundation in digital media, communications, writing, design, and academic skills, preparing you for potential entry into more advanced media programs in Humber’s School for Media Studies & Information Technology. You’ll receive a thorough introduction to a wide variety of subjects, with courses that include media communications, video and audio production, film studies, photography, web and digital design. You’ll also get a real sense of what it’s like to work in these different areas. Ultimately, our program will introduce you to a variety of roles in media so you can make an informed decision about how to pursue your career.

The program is designed with input from our industry partners, ensuring courses are current and relevant. You will learn up-to-date technical skills using software on Mac and PC platforms, developing websites (HTML, JavaScript, JQuery), working with images (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and telling visual stories (Premiere Pro, Audition). Your instructors have strong industry connections and will give you insider tips on the latest trends and how to succeed in this rapidly changing industry.

With small classes and expert instruction, the Media Foundation program is an excellent path to more specialized training.

List of Courses

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Your Career

A career in media can take you in many directions: video production, journalism, public relations, interactive media, advertising, digital design and imaging. The Media Foundation certificate program allows you to experience all these possibilities and will help you decide where you want to go next. In the process, you will develop skills in writing, digital editing, photography and web design – skills that are critical in our digital-media age.

You will be guided, coached and supported through the two semesters of the program by instructors with extensive industry experience. In your second semester, you will choose electives that will provide you with more advanced training and help you prepare for your next step – then we’ll help you apply to other programs that will lead you to your media career of choice. Our goal is to set you up for success.

Your Future Study Options

Most graduates are successful in their applications to the various programs in Humber’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology. As well, qualified graduates of this program apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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