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Media Arts Production

Diploma
Media Arts Production

Program Overview

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:

  • audio recording and production
  • basic video acquisition and editing
  • designing strong, meaningful imagery
  • electronic publishing
  • formatting, manipulating and editing graphics
  • oral and written communication skills
  • presentation software and equipment
  • scriptwriting
  • still imaging

 In the second-year, you’ll build your skills through hands-on training in:

  • applied media aesthetics
  • digital audio and video post-production
  • lighting techniques and design
  • producing, post-production
  • project management and scheduling
  • sound recording and editing
  • two-week work experience
  • videography
  • web and DVD authoring

Conceived, Written, Directed & Produced by … You

In the second year, you’ll produce several original productions—drama and marketing/training pieces and a documentary. Talk about a great start to your resume!

Cutting-edge

Media Arts Production takes your 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.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

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, educational 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.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 35 weeks

Locations

  • Prince Albert

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

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Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

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.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$5,700

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Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
AUDI 200
Audio Production 2
3
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Building on the skills you developed in other courses, you will create various projects. You will produce a variety of soundtracks that will help you become proficient in the creative use of sound.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 42.0
Prerequisites(s): AUDI 202
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
AUDI 201
Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations
3
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You will learn how to use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Your studies will familiarize you with the interface and help you attain skills in capturing, editing, layout and mixing.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 201, AUDI 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
AUDI 202
Audio Processing
3
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You will learn audio processing tools and techniques that are used to alter and shape sounds. You will use various filters and effects to alter audio signals to create clean and effective sound.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): AUDI 201
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
AV 200
Lighting
3
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Building on the knowledge gained in DSGN 200 (Media Aesthetics 3), you will develop the skills needed to manipulate light and colour for technical and aesthetic purposes. You will apply the techniques in a variety of situations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 38.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
DSGN 200
Media Aesthetics 3
3
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You will study light and shadows and how they affect perception. You will learn about the deliberate use of lighting techniques for specific communication purposes.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 40.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 101
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
DSGN 201
Media Aesthetics 4
3
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Your studies will focus on the function of sound and various factors that contribute to creating sound environments.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 40.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
EMPS 200
Portfolio Development
3
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You will identify the most important accomplishments to take forward to each job in your career. You will prepare samples for your portfolio that describe your abilities to future employers. The course content includes the development of a professional resume to list your accomplishments and the development of your career training.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
MULT 120
Web Authoring 1-Basic HTML/CSS
4
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You will learn the basics of web site authoring and publishing. You will create a web site using basic Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You will use various software to create and manage a website. You will publish a website to your own domain service.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 260
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
MULT 201
Audio Visual Production for New Media
4
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You will learn the unique production considerations for producing and distributing audio and video for new media. Your studies will cover distribution methods, file formats and compression schemes. You will produce a short presentation and create digital-media files for use in various new media situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 54.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 102, VDEO 103, AUDI 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
MULT 202
Introduction to Compositing
4
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You will learn how to use the subtle visual effects known as compositing to enhance your visual presentations. You will expand your creativity with more complex tools and applications for visual effects.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
MULT 203
Introduction to DVD Authoring
2
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You will learn the basics of preparing a DVD. You will study the DVD format and the processes involved in creating a completed DVD from encoding the source material through to burning the final disc.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
PROJ 200
Project Management
4
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You will plan and develop a production idea. You will develop production schedules and budgets and arrange for all the logistics of your project.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 54.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
VDEO 200
Videography 2
3
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Using the camera to define, enhance and control imagery, you will practice a variety of shooting techniques. You will explore the limits and range of the video camera.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 42.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 101, AV 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
VDEO 201
Editing Support Equipment
2
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Your studies will cover supplementary equipment used in an editing system. You will learn about formats and standards and audio and video monitoring equipment.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 32.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
VDEO 202
Video Titling and Graphics
2
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You will learn methods of selecting, preparing and presenting titles in a video production. Your studies will help you develop the skills needed to ensure graphics have the appropriate "look" and format.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 23.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
VDEO 203
Post-Production 2
3
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You will continue developing the skills you learned in VDEO 104 (Post-Production 1). You will further enhance presentations with increasingly complex techniques. You will study the relationship between (and interaction of) time and motion.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 44.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
VDEO 204
Dramatic Production
4
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You will develop a short dramatic production idea from treatment through to finished presentation. Your studies will focus on performing all activities required by completing a full production.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 54.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 200, VDEO 203, AUDI 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
VDEO 205
Marketing/Training Video Production
4
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You will determine the differences in the types of production you may be called upon to produce. Building on the skills you have acquired throughout this program, you will present a finished marketing or training production of your own development.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 54.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 200, VDEO 203, AUDI 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
VDEO 206
Documentary Production
4
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You will determine the differences in the types of production that you may be called upon to produce. Building on the skills you have acquired throughout this program, you will present a finished documentary production developed from your own idea and research.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 62.0
Prerequisites(s): VDEO 200, VDEO 203, AUDI 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
WORK 201
Work Experience
0
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You will have the opportunity to observe, practice and work in "employment" situations. The "working environment" will complement your training and experience level.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Work Experience - Group

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

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.


PLAR assessment is currently available for COMP 176 (Introduction to Microsoft Access 1. Refer to the Standardized Computer Curriculum Courses candidate guide for more information.

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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.

 

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