Media, Design and Dramatic Arts

Indigenous Visual Storytelling

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Learn various forms of storytelling hands-on.


Starts: September 2021

Explore careers in media, design and the arts with a focus on Indigenous culture and history in this one-year program. Indigenous storytelling is a significant cultural practice that enables the sharing of histories, languages, ceremonies and world views between generations. The focus of this program is to encourage and enable the voice of Indigenous peoples in the media. Learn various forms of Indigenous storytelling and performance art with an introduction to media technologies including photography, video/film production, sound, and design. This specialized program will prepare you for pathways into additional media arts programs at Canadore.

Your Future Career

  • Post production houses
  • Media organizations
  • Recording studios
  • Marketing firms

What Your Learn

  • Indigenous creativity
  • Production techniques
  • Media writing
  • Our land - Indigenous studies
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Entrepreneurship and promoting Indigenous production

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or mature student status

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

IVS100 Indigenous Creativity
IVS105 Our Land - Indigenous Studies I
IVS110 Media Writing I
IVS115 Production Planning & Management
IVS120 Production Techniques I
IVS125 Documentary Film Making I
GENED Gen Ed Elective Online (IVS Sem 1)

Semester 2

IVS200 Production Techniques II
IVS205 Our land - Indigenous Studies II
IVS210 Production
IVS215 Documentary Film Making II
IVS220 Media Writing II

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

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Students will require a laptop

Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.