Today’s media is all about content—stories, ideas, words, sounds, images, designs. And with more media outlets than ever before, demand for people with abilities to conceive, produce and deliver content is growing. If you’d like to be one of them, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Media Arts Production (MAP) program will appeal to you.
MAP offers cutting-edge training in the “how-to” of content creation. Learn how to bring ideas to life, how to operate production equipment, how to prepare presentations, how to produce media programs.
You’ll graduate with the skills you need to work behind the cameras, in sound, lighting, editing, live streaming, location production and more.
Media Arts Production is a two-year diploma program with an optional one-year certificate. The program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. In the first-year of the program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of:
In the second-year, you’ll build your skills through hands-on training in:
Conceived, Written, Directed & Produced by ... You
In the second year, you’ll produce several original productions—a drama, a marketing/training piece and a documentary. Talk about a great start to your resume!
Media Arts Production takes you in-depth training into audio and video post-production. The program covers advanced production techniques and helps you develop management skills related to media production environments in video acquisition, post-production, sound recording and editing in computer based, digital, and HDTV formats.
As a Media Arts Production graduate, you can take your career in many different directions. You could work as a media technician, recording technician, camera operator, video producer, editor, new media specialist, graphic editor, copywriter or producer.
Pursue a career in film and TV production, post-production, broadcasting or digital media. Go the corporate route and get involved in media production for large companies, education institutions, health organizations and government agencies. Use your experience to build a career as a freelancer or start your own production company.
For more information about career opportunities, contact Student Employment Services at a campus nearest you.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Producer / Director||Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations (5131)||$32,200 - $81,100|
|Camera Operator||Film and Video Camera Operators (5222)||$30,000 - $87,400|
|Recording Technician||Audio and Video Recording Technicians (5225)||$26,000 - $85,100|
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 1 (35 weeks) - $13,600 tuition only (estimated)
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
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