ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Media Communications, part of the Arts, Literature, and Communication program, is a two-year pre-university DEC program that allows students to become familiar with the technologies of communication, while also preparing them for university studies in a broad range of disciplines.
Media Communications is comprehensive and interdisciplinary. Students will be exposed to both theoretical as well as practical media production techniques while gaining an in-depth understanding of methods for cultural analysis. If you’re searching for a pre-university program that allows you to work creatively while developing your technical skills, then this program is for you.
Teachers in the program are active industry experts and bring their years of experience, knowledge, and stories inside the classroom. Additionally, throughout the program, you will have the opportunity and guidance to develop a comprehensive portfolio for university applications.
What will I learn?
In the 2-year Media Communications program, you will complete a variety of general education, theory-based, as well as production-based media courses, including:
- Graphic design
- Web design using HTML and CSS
- Blog and content creation
- Studio and street photography
- Video production
- Video and photography editing
- Digital marketing and advertising
Additionally, by the end of this program, graduates will have learned the basics of most of the Adobe Creative Suite software, namely:
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Adobe Audition
Who is this program for?
This program is ideal for students who have an interest in media, web interactivity, design, and/or creative problem-solving.
Prospective students want to develop the skills that are necessary to pursue university studies in creative arts or design, media, communication studies, journalism, languages, literature, film, photography, and/or cultural studies.
Work with the latest equipment and technology!
As of fall 2022, students in this program will be able to work with the latest technology and equipment in the industry! TAV College recently re-developed this program with the addition of:
- New 24″ iMac, Apple M1 chip computers
- New 27″ Dell all-in-one computers
- New Apple iPad Air tablets with Apple Pencils
- An Adobe CC account for each student
- New Canon RP full-frame mirrorless cameras with RF mount 24-105 mm lens kits
- New Canon XA40 camcorders with 4k shooting capability
- New photography studio with backdrops, lighting, and tripods
- New podcast studio with soundproofed walls, Shure microphones, and a RODECaster Pro audio mixer
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Nov 30* (Winter)
May 1* (Fall)
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR
Jan 20* (Winter)
May 15* (Fall)
IS THIS FOR YOU?
Become an influential media maker! Media Communications is the ideal program of choice for the student who seeks to make a difference in the world. This program will give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to manipulate media equipment and communication software in order to share strategic content and messages. After completing 15 program-specific courses, students will be exposed to a wide range of disciplines, which will act as a solid foundation for most university programs within the arts and social sciences.
Upon completion of the program, students advance to university in disciplines ranging from languages and the creative arts, to film studies, communication studies, liberal arts, or design.
Visit the entrance requirements webpage for full details.
BILINGUAL STUDY OPTION
At TAV College, we offer students the option of completing their general education courses in French, while completing their program-specific courses in English. For example, if you want to study in the Science program with the bilingual option, you will be able to complete all your science-related courses in English. At the same time, your general education courses – language of instruction and literature, humanities, elective courses, and physical education – will be in French. Of course, the English as a second language course will be in English.
*Note that this option is only available for our pre-university DEC programs.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
The Media Communications DEC program will prepare students to:
- Understand media, their own history, and cultural diversity
- Understand new media, national issues, and the politics of the media landscape
- Develop skills that will allow them to analyze and critique the media around them
- Learn the techniques, languages, and aesthetics of video production
- Learn the procedures for digital video post-production
- Become familiar with animation production and video integration
- Produce sound production projects, visual and interactive websites, blogs, and documentaries
- Understand the evolution of media creations here and elsewhere
GOALS OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT
The general education components are common to all pre-university programs and contribute to the development of twelve competencies that are associated with the three aims of college education:
- To educate students to live responsibly in society:
- Demonstrate independence and creativity in thought and action
- Demonstrate rational, critical, and ethical thinking
- Develop strategies that promote reflection on their knowledge and actions
- Pursue the development of a healthy and active lifestyle
- Assume their social responsibilities
- To help students integrate cultural knowledge into their studies:
- Recognize the influence of culture and lifestyle on the practice of physical activity and sports
- Recognize the influence of the media, sciences or technology on culture and lifestyle
- Analyze works in philosophy or the humanities emanating from different historical periods and movements
- Appreciate literary and non-literary works of other artistic expressions emanating from different historical periods and movements
- To help students master language as a tool for thought, communication and openness to the world:
- Improve communication in the second language
- Master the basic rules of discourse and argumentation
- Refine oral and written communication in the language of instruction
AN ALTERNATIVE TO A SOCIAL SCIENCE OR COMMERCE DEC
Students considering future university studies in computer science or commerce are offered the option of registering for elective courses in the ALC program. By taking these courses, students satisfy the university admission requirements that are necessary for computer science or commerce programs at Quebec universities.
The warmth and care the staff have towards the students definitely enhanced my experience at TAV College. The teachers in the program went above and beyond to help me succeed.
I really enjoyed the production classes! I was able to use the media projects, that I created throughout the program, as portfolio pieces for my university applications. In my last semester at TAV, I was offered admission to the Secondary Education program at McGill and the Communication Studies program at Concordia.
Each student in this program is provided with an individual workstation in our Mac Labs.
Media creation equipment is available to all of our students, which includes professional-grade mirrorless cameras, 4K video cameras, tripods, stabilizers, podcast microphones, iPads, Macbook air computers, and more.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDENT
Students quickly develop into communication professionals by taking part in the realization of their own digital portfolios as well as through participating in conferences hosted by media professionals in the industry.
Students in this program are encouraged to put their program knowledge to the test in TAV’s extracurricular activities such as designing or writing for the College’s official newspaper, The TAV Times , or creating, sharing, and learning in the Art and Music Club.
AFTER THE PROGRAM?
This program at TAV College prepares students for university studies in a wide variety of disciplines, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Communications and/or media studies
- Translation and Languages
- Foreign languages
- International development
- Secondary or primary education
- Social sciences
- Liberal arts
- Political Science
- Film Production
- Film Studies
- And much more
Information for international students
This program is eligible for a post-graduation work permit.
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Updated: July 4, 2023