Welcome to the School of Media and Design
The School of Media and Design offers dynamic programs that span all aspects of media, communication and design. Our programs provide you with the knowledge and skill sets needed for today’s exciting and growing career markets. You could become an eSports announcer, interactive designer, podcaster, community relations specialist, eRetail visual designer, home stager, multimedia editor or camera operator, 3D animator, graphic designer, media coordinator, social media analyst, broadcast sales representative, motion graphic artist, fact checker, event marketing specialist… and many more.
The world needs creative professionals. Find your passion. Find your career. At Conestoga’s School of Media and Design.
The School of Media and Design provides a mix of learning experiences to prepare you for your career. A blend of projects, assignments, field trips, guest speakers, collaborations with other students and outside organizations, and field placements, provide hands-on, real-life experiences and opportunities to practice on professional equipment and software. Our degree programs offer co-op work terms in the upper years of study.
Our first-class facilities and reputation make the School of Media and Design an excellent choice for your education. Our facilities include flexible learning spaces supporting Macs or PCs or BYOD (bring your own device), design studios, photography studios, and broadcast studios. The Interior Decorating studio is stocked with industry samples and the Visual Merchandising Arts studio comes with a ‘retail store’. The new animation lab will have the latest i7 high-end graphics capable workstations with Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Maya, 3D Studio Max, Unity, Blender and Microsoft Suite. One of the more exciting elements of the School of Media + Design is 88.3FM CJIQ. In addition to the internet streaming station Q2, the Broadcast Radio program features one of the largest college radio stations in Canada, 88.3 CJIQ FM. Both operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and give students real-world experience. The Broadcasting – Television and Independent Production program\'s inventory of HD field cameras and professional lighting kits is continually enhanced by the acquisition of the latest ancillary gear. Students may use GoPro cameras and mounts; Osmo handheld, gimbal cameras; Fig Rig stabilizers; Glidecam mounts; and a large variety of grip equipment. The multi-camera production experience is well-served by our fully equipped HD studio, with Ross Carbonite 2 switcher and fibre-connected Ikegami cameras, along with Tricaster flight packs and a jib, for mobile, remote production. Journalism students report for a live news website, the campus radio station (CJIQ-FM), a weekly TV news program and the student newspaper, Spoke.
Pathways to Success
If you are still just considering whether a future in media or design is for you, one of our Foundations Programs may be the right choice. The one-year Design Foundations and one-year Media Foundations programs introduce you to all that the fields of media or design have to offer.
At Conestoga, you can start from where you are now, and go as far as your dreams, your talent, and your determination will take you. Programs in the School of Media and Design have pathways as follows:
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Journalism, and Public Relations diplomas: pathway to Bachelor of Public Relations.
Animation: new program. Pathways to be determined.
Bachelor of Design (Honours): pathways to Master’s programs via other postsecondary institutions
Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours): pathways to Master’s programs via other postsecondary institutions
Broadcast – Radio: pathways to Bachelor’s programs via other postsecondary institutions
Broadcasting – Television and Independent Production: pathways to Bachelor’s programs via other postsecondary institutions
Design Foundations: pathway into programs leading to careers in the design and communication fields, particularly Advertising and Marketing Communications, Bachelor of Design (Honours), and Graphic Design.
Graphic Design: pathway to Bachelor of Design.
Integrated Marketing Communications: entrance into this graduate certificate program granted with completion of a diploma or degree in advertising, communications, English, event management, journalism, marketing, political science, or public relations.
Interactive Media Management – Interaction Design: entrance into this graduate certificate program granted with completion of a diploma or degree in graphic design/illustration, web design, interactive design, broadcast media/technologies, computer programming, computer science or engineering programs.
Interior Decorating: pathway to Visual Merchandising Arts; both 2yr diplomas can be completed in three years.
Media Foundations: pathway into programs leading to careers in the media and communication fields, particularly Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours), Broadcast Radio, Broadcasting – Television and Independent Production, and Journalism.
Visual Merchandising Arts: pathway to Interior Decorating; both 2yr diplomas can be completed in three years.
For more information about Conestoga’s School of Media and Design programs and to view the list of program coordinators, go to Contacts.
We look forward to having you join us!