Media Production

Today’s media is all about content—stories, ideas, words, sounds, images, and designs. If you are passionate about creating media and eager to embark on an exciting career in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of media production, look no further. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s comprehensive Media Production diploma program is specifically designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to thrive in this fast-paced industry.

Our program is a carefully crafted blend of theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on training, ensuring that you gain a holistic understanding of media production while honing your technical skills. Over the course of two years, you will be immersed in a dynamic learning environment where creativity, innovation, and collaboration are encouraged.

Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to cover all aspects of media production, including pre-production, production, and post-production processes. In the first year you’ll learn the fundamentals of:

  • formatting, manipulating and editing graphics
  • visual design
  • audio recording and production
  • scriptwriting
  • video acquisition and editing
  • lighting techniques and design
  • web authoring

In the second year you’ll learn the fundamentals of:

  • audio and video post-production
  • multi-camera video production
  • producing and project management
  • live audio production
  • portrait and product photography
  • effective imagery
  • streaming media
  • motion graphics
We believe in learning by doing, which is why practical experience lies at the heart of our program. You will have access to production studios and equipment, allowing you to bring your creative visions to life. Through your final capstone projects that include writing and producing dramatic, corporate, and documentary projects as well as a final work experience or client directed project, you will have numerous opportunities to apply your skills and build a professional portfolio that showcases your talent and capabilities.
Leverage your diploma into the Bachelor of Applied Management degree at Saskatchewan Polytechnic with only two years of additional study. Remote classes and part-time options are available.

Career and salary information

Your career

Our strong industry ties and reputation ensure that our graduates are well-regarded by employers and possess the necessary skills to hit the ground running in their media production careers.

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, graphic editor, copywriter or producer.

Pursue a career in film and video 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 title NOC classification
Producer-director Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations (51120)
Camera operator Film & video camera operators (52110)
Sound technician/recorder Audio & video recording technicians (52113)
Audiovisual (AV) technician Audio & video recording technicians (52113)


Admission requirements


To achieve success in the program, we strongly recommend you have basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet software applications. 

Alternative admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative 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 Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing
  • 4 Writeplacer


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

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.

2022-23 academic year

Year 1 - $9,700
Year 2 - $7,510

International students

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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.

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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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