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Documentary and Non-Fiction Media Production

Documentary and Non-Fiction Media Production

Program Code:DNM
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

This one-year, full-time program is designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to work as professionals in the varied and extensive multi-disciplinary environment of documentary and transmedia production. The program includes detailed instruction in the writing, pitching, producing, directing, shooting, editing, marketing and distribution of non-fiction content for television and internet based platforms and is delivered by award-winning professionals who are active in the industry. This unique curriculum is constructed on three, thematic pillars: editorial and creative storytelling, linear and non-linear media production, and the business of producing and distributing documentary films and non-fiction programs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.

Additional Requirements

  • Meeting with program coordinator
  • Résumé and cover letter

Applicant Selection

  • Applicants are asked to contact the program coordinator to arrange a pre-admission meeting. Details on how to book your meeting and what to bring will be mailed shortly after you apply to the program.
  • If Seneca receives your post-secondary (college or university) transcripts before you attend your meeting, we can provide you with a conditional Offer of Admission. You must attend the meeting prior to the start of the program to complete your conditions.

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, experience in one or more of the following is recommended for your success in the program: visual arts, visual media, film, video, photography, storytelling, journalism or interactivity.

Fees

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Your Career

The demand for the skill set required for the production of documentary and non-fiction digital programs for television, mobile devices, theatrical release and multi-platform applications is growing exponentially. The accelerated pace of change in the technology used in the production and distribution of non-fiction programming demands that graduates be highly adaptive and innovative in order to work successfully in the media production industry. Whether you aim to work as an independent filmmaker or in non-fiction television (Reality TV, Current Affairs, et al) and interactive media, this program will provide you with the requisite knowledge and tools.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
CNM700 Documentary Form
DNM710 Cinematography
DNM720 Editing for Non-Fiction
DNM740 Directing for Documentary
DNM760 Production Management
DNM770 Story Producing
 
Semester 2
DNM800 Documentary Form
DNM810 Factual Entertainment
DNM820 Transmedia
DNM840 Production Lab
DNM850 Editing II

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
CNM700 Documentary Form
DNM710 Cinematography
DNM720 Editing for Non-Fiction
DNM740 Directing for Documentary
DNM760 Production Management
DNM770 Story Producing
 
Semester 2
DNM800 Documentary Form
DNM810 Factual Entertainment
DNM820 Transmedia
DNM840 Production Lab
DNM850 Editing II

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Amanda Calicchia
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22807
Amanda.Calicchia@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Sarah Lee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26598
Sarah.Lee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Tina Tuzi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
Tina.Tuzi@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Sunny Yi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33617
Sunny.Yi@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mark Jones
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33488
Mark.Jones@senecacollege.ca
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