Sunday, March 17, 2013
With a great demand for qualified media personnel; the Centennial College’s Media Engineering Design Integration (MEDI) offers an extensive media education make your for careers as a project manager, digital media production; interactive technical producer, museum and instructional design; producer, digital signage networks; user experience designer, consumer electronics; software designer, embedded systems; mobile communications application developer; entertainment media designer; service producer, digital signage networks; and content manager, multi-platform electronic publishing.
Media Studies courses; a one-year program, which often seen as an exclusive program is a collaboration between the School of Communications, Media and Design, and The School of Engineering, Technology and Applied Sciences and was created cater with the endless demand of the media professionals.
MEDI students get an opportunity to explore the wide possibilities in both live and laboratory situations, where technology creators and media experts will join hands to create innovative solutions. Essentially, the media studies courses prepare the people with engineering and software skills to have networking and content skills and vice versa. “The Media Engineering Design Integration program will provide graduates with the essential experience of working with cross functional teams that are found in the workplace. It will also supply them with the skills and flexibility to lead hybrid teams and develop new solutions,” sums up Lynn Shannon, Director of Online Operations, Consumer Publishing Group, Rogers Media.
So, now the question is how exactly is this achieved? Many media education courses within this program are set within a project-based learning environment which concentrates on the students’ analytical and decision-making skills on real world challenges.
In addition, the laboratory practice with PLCs, robotics, sensors, electronics and network technology plays a crucial role. Media studies courses include a plethora of enlightening programs includes Introduction to Media Engineering, Video Production and Sound Design, Visual Design, Media Electronics, Computer Systems and Networks, The Marketing Cycle, Automated Control Systems and more. Moreover, the program’s coaching and consultation is architected to focus on students’ ability to assess, develop, manage and execute a media technology project from prototype to delivery.
In addition, in-school media education programs are complemented by a 15-week, three-days-a-week field placement. This work placement is facilitated by the faculty and is decided upon based on the students’ project work and in consultation with the host companies.
Classroom and project work is coordinated with the placement project. The student will be able to make a positive contribution during their placement, since it starts in the second part of the program. Moreover, the students are encouraged to take part in a Portfolio Production component during which they assemble their project work from the program and independent work in a digital media package.
To enroll in this program’s media studies courses, the students are required to submit an official transcript that shows the proof of successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree program. In addition, they must attend an information session or undergo a portfolio review. Please note that Centennial will consider people presenting a partial post-secondary education (eight college or university credits) in media production or engineering technology.