• Application Deadline: 
    March 1, November 1
  • Profile Code: 
  • DEC in: 
    Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC)
  • Program Length: 
    2 years

Study the world through a media lens. By being exposed to some of the most renowned, contemporary and historical works of media (like films, television, podcasts, photography and installation art), the Cinema l Communications Profile provides a chance for you to discover multiple critical perspectives and ideas.

Be ready to assess and discuss a range of media practices and productions including social media, news stories, new media techniques, sound art and augmented reality. Learn how to communicate effectively in written form or using sound and image as you undertake your own journalistic, film, sound, and multimedia productions. In addition, you will also make your own films and media, giving you a solid foundation in Cinema and Communication studies.

The Cinema | Communications Profile gave me the creative freedom and time to discover and better understand myself.
— Kaël M.

What you will learn?

  • To analyze a film or media practice
  • To make a critical judgement
  • To empathize and appreciate other cultural perspectives through media
  • To understand the elements of effective storytelling
  • To write scripts for media
  • To edit and produce videos
  • To understand multimedia production
  • To appreciate a collection of works
  • To think critically and be creative
  • To explain and offer valuable commentary on national cultural issues
  • To use creative techniques or processes for creative purposes
  • To execute a creative project

Where will this program lead you?

Graduates are well prepared for university studies in Media, Communications, Journalism, Cinema Studies, Film Production, Animation, the Arts, Education and Law.

Some possible future careers include filmmaker, film editor, film producer, communications director, journalist, cinematographer/videographer, podcast producer, writer, designer and translator.

What else you should know?

  • No portfolio is required for admission
  • Students have access to two dedicated state-of-the-art computer labs, an animation atelier, a lighting studio and a sound recording booth
  • Students get to use a wide range of consumer and professional grade video and sound recording technologies and lighting equipment
  • A general-purpose space exists for students to work on group projects outside of class time
  • Teachers are available for extensive one-on-one time with students
  • A broad range of options within the arts allow students to gain knowledge and expertise across multiple arts disciplines
  • There is an opportunity to take minors in this profile
  • Students are part of a small community of film enthusiasts and media artists
  • Students take field trips to visit local photo and art exhibitions, theatrical presentations, book launches and poetry and book readings
  • Distinguished filmmakers and media producers are invited to share their knowledge and experience
  • Students are encouraged to intern

What do you need to apply?

A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES.

Application Deadline

March 1

November 1

Last Modified: November 8, 2023