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 Production program will appeal to you.

Media Production 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 Production is a two-year diploma program. The program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus. In the first-year of the program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of:

  • still imaging
  • formatting, manipulating and editing graphics
  • audio recording and production
  • scriptwriting
  • electronic publishing
  • basic video acquisition and editing
  • lighting techniques and design
  • presentation software and equipment
  • web authoring

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

  • digital audio and video post-production
  • multi-camera video production
  • producing, post-production
  • project management and scheduling
  • live audio production
  • portrait and product photography
  • effective imagery
  • streaming media
  • motion graphics

Conceived, Written, Directed & Produced by … You

In the second year, you’ll produce several original productions, including dramatic, corporate and documentary projects. Talk about a great start to your portfolio!

Cutting-edge

Media 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 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.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Producer / DirectorProducers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations (5131)$33,300 - $90,100
Camera OperatorFilm and Video Camera Operators (5222)$26,000 - $80,500
Recording TechnicianAudio and Video Recording Technicians (5225)$23,600 - $47,900

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

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Length:

68 to 71 weeks


Locations

  • Saskatoon

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Note:

To success in the program, we strongly recommend you have basic computer skills (word processing and spreadsheets)

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©

  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing
  • 4 Writeplacer

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 approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2020/21 Academic Year

Year 1 - $7,865
Year 2 - $6,500

International Students

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Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for the Arts and Sciences courses in this program. To discuss PLAR for other courses in this program, contact us at 1-866-467-4278 and ask for the Program Head of this program.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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