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Documentary and Non-Fiction Media Production

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the historical, theoretical, political context for non-fiction media production as it pertains to Canada, including media literacy and digital media.
  • Illustrate the difference between fiction and non-fiction forms of content production.
  • Analyze the Canadian media industry landscape, and business conditions, including those within the public and private sectors.
  • Construct a proposal that includes financial, legal, marketing, and distribution aspects of a nonfiction media project.
  • Explain the role of each member of a documentary and/or non-fiction media production creative team.
  • Plan a “pitch” for a nonfiction media production concept to a producer, broadcaster, or distributor.
  • Develop and produce a short documentary film – whether as a stand-alone or a demo – demonstrating production and post-production, including writing, directing, producing, shooting, interviewing, editing, and mastering output to different formats.
  • Create interactive support components for a non-fiction media project, for display on the web and mobile devices.
  • Apply organizational, time-management, team building and conflict management skills to efficiently and effectively manage documentary and non-fiction media production projects.