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Pre-Media (Media and Communications Fundamentals)

Available: Fall

Program Description

Within the MFD program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in the fundamentals of writing, communications and visual media. Your studies will focus on developing and perfecting verbal, written, presentation and visual communication skills. You’ll learn presentation skills, media writing, creative problem solving, photography, design fundamentals and media as an art form. You’ll grow and improve as an effective communicator through study of professional and general education subjects. Instructors in this program are industry experts and college education professionals. You’ll also benefit from the opportunity to explore a variety of options in the ever-evolving media and communication fields within the Schools of Media and Creative Arts and Animation.

A better understanding of self will provide the opportunity for you to understand your path and possibilities and, in turn, make an informed start for your scholastic career.



2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Certificate

Your Career

Gain a solid foundation in media and communications. Our two-semester Pre-Media (Media and Communications Fundamentals) (MFD) certificate program is your best preparation for finding scholastic and career direction and for further study in Communication Arts. As a graduate of MFD, you’ll be equipped for programs leading to careers such as junior writer or editor, production assistant, account co-ordinator, client liaison or production artist.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:

  • Basic computer skills (PC or Macintosh) including office software.

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Co-ordinator (Acting)

Christopher De Corneille 416.491.5050 ext. 77235

Program Chair

Beth Agnew 416.491.5050 ext. 33440

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network