Applied Media & Communication Arts

Explore and discover the possibilities of visual and media arts in this foundation program.

Start Date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
September 2017 Annapolis Valley Campus • Middleton • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Marconi Campus • Sydney • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Waterfront Campus • Dartmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

This exploratory program prepares you for further study in creative and media arts by helping you identify your interests, passion and strengths. You explore a wide range of applied arts disciplines: photography, graphic design, digital animation, printing, video and audio production.

With a hands-on approach, you gain software skills, along with a basic awareness of the technology and practices used in the applied arts field. In addition, you strengthen your oral and written communication abilities, develop critical thinking skills and create a portfolio that showcases your work. Throughout the program, you receive guidance and advice to help you progress and select areas for future study.

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i Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

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    Why Take It"The opportunity to learn so many different things in many different areas."
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    Project Work"Working on logo designs for a real client."
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    Highlight"Learning about video design and the Adobe suite programs."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • You explore different media to achieve unique solutions that promote creativity and innovation.
  • You gain practical experience.
  • You develop an understanding of how to take direction, how to take initiative and how to be responsible for deadlines, presentations and other project parameters.
  • Learn from instructors who are available for support and guidance - in small classes that provide you with one–on–one attention.
  • Regular one-on-one advisement is available throughout the program.

Employment Opportunities

  • You explore visual and media arts career options and when you complete the program you have the knowledge you need to continue your studies in this field.

Other Info

  • Alternate Locations – The location for this program alternates and is not always offered at the same locations each year. Check program locations for upcoming start dates.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
AMCA 1000   Professional Mentorship
AMCA 1020   Collaborative Project I
AMCA 1035   Graphic Design I
AMCA 1040   Interactive Design I
AMCA 1045   Print Production I
AMCA 1052   Video and Sound Design I
AMCA 1055   Photography I
AMCA 1065   Cultural Connections I
AMCA 1070   Communications I
AMCA 1080   Illustration
AMCA 2000   Portfolio Development
AMCA 2035   Graphic Design II
AMCA 2040   Interactive Design II
AMCA 2045   Print Production II
AMCA 2052   Video and Sound Design II
AMCA 2055   Photography II
AMCA 2065   Cultural Connections II
AMCA 2070   Communications II
AMCA 2080   Animation
AMCA 2500   Collaborative Project II (portfolio)
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Next Steps

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