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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Media Fundamentals

Put yourself on the path to a creative media career.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

The Sheridan Media Fundamentals program offers foundation curriculum in film, broadcasting, journalism and digital media.

Gain great skills

You'll acquire basic skills and concepts in:

  • Web and computer technology
  • Sound and camera
  • Television and film production
  • Media history
  • Communications theory
  • Visual design
  • Radio

Additional areas of study

You'll also refine academic skills such as research, writing, and preparing and delivering presentations, which will serve you no matter which area of media studies you choose to pursue.

Gain a broad foundation

You'll be introduced to a broad range of media skills to prepare you for advancement into further media studies. This program fills an important gap year for students who have yet to select, or do not yet qualify, for competitive, advanced-level study. Our graduates' broad learning objectives best prepare them to enter programs focused towards a media career.

Additional information

By taking this suite of media courses, you'll learn about your interests and abilities while charting a course for more advanced media studies.

You'll exit the program with a broad, foundational skill set that will prepare you for advanced educational opportunities in a variety of creative fields.

You'll be qualified to compete for entry into Sheridan programs such as:

  • Journalism
  • Visual Merchandising Arts
  • Advertising

Media Fundamentals classes are held at Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus, Oakville, Ontario.

  • Ontario College Certificate

    • Full-time
    • 1 yr (2 semesters)
    • Program code: PMDAF