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Communication and Media

Express your ideas through print, film, radio, or visuals. Our expert instructors can help you take your creative or professional communication skills in new directions. And at The Chang School, we make sure you get hands-on experience in the medium of your choice.


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These courses can help you develop a high level of skill in written and oral communications and are especially relevant to business and government environments. They focus on building and integrating writing, analytical, and research skills so that your business presentations make your point and achieve your purpose. For more information, visit

Design Management

With an appreciation of design and business fundamentals, design managers create and maintain collaborative relationships among designers, clients, and administrators. Their contribution is an essential factor in the success of their organizations.

Digital Entrepreneurship Innovation

Film Studies

The Film Studies program provides a good basic grounding in the principles, contemporary theories, and techniques of the motion picture medium. Courses range from an introduction to basic filmmaking to specialized courses such as screen writing; cinematography and lighting workshops; directing screen performance; production design; and sound design. It is an excellent starting point for people who want to pursue a career in the film industry or satisfy their curiosity about film and film production.

Equipment/Facilities Use: Please note that equipment and facilities use outside of class time will not be provided.

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Business of Film

CDMP 109 — Business of Film - Producing
CDMP 150 — Negotiating Deals in Hollywood
CDMP 209 — Business of Film - Development
CDMP 215 — Movie Marketing and Distribution

Film Studies
These courses introduce you to the techniques of motion picture film production with a focus on practical filmmaking. Their combination of lecture and lab familiarizes you with cinematographic technology and methods, and gives you opportunities to apply your knowledge in exercises and project work. Because of limited space, registration in motion picture production courses is offered to registered Film Studies certificate program students first.

CDMP 114 — Post-Production Sound
CDMP 117 — Film Technology I
CDMP 118 — Film and Sound Editing I
CDMP 119 — Digital Film Production I
CDMP 120 — Film History
CDMP 121 — Film Theory
CDMP 122 — Production Design for Film and Theatre
CDMP 123 — Art Direction for Film and Special Events
CDMP 125 — Fiction Screenwriting
CDMP 126 — Non-Fiction Screenwriting
CDMP 129 — Motion Picture Production I
CDMP 155 — Motion Picture Special Effects I
CDMP 156 — Motion Picture Special Effects II
CDMP 223 — Film Technology II
CDMP 229 — Motion Picture Production II
CDMP 231 — Short Filmmaking: On Location
CDMP 232 — Documentary Filmmaking in Cuba
CDMP 350 — Visual Story Telling
CDMP 351 — Filmmaking Techniques
CDMP 352 — Video Productions Techniques
CDMP 353 — Film Editing Techniques
CDMP 354 — Advanced Post-Production
CDMP 355 — Video Publishing Techniques
CDMP 606 — Writing Film Fiction
CDMP 609 — Introduction to Filmmaking
CDMP 610 — Writing Film Reviews
CDMP 700 — Advanced Screenwriting
CDMP 999 — Summer Film School
CFPN 502 — Directing Screen Performance - Basic Principles
CFPN 531 — Cinematography and Lighting Design I
CFPN 541 — Digital Animation Concepts
CFPN 631 — Cinematography and Lighting Design II

Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications is one of the most vigorous and exciting industries in Canada today. The preparation of layouts, designs, files, proofs, and finished jobs in the printing industry require the use of advanced hardware, software, and technology. Knowledgeable and skilled professionals in the field are rewarded with challenging opportunities. Students may enroll directly into entry-level courses. No interview or portfolio is required. For more information, visit


We offer courses in Journalism, Magazine and Web Publishing, and Publishing to meet the needs of today's students and professionals. Whether you are taking courses for personal interest or professional development, we are sure to have something for you. For more information, visit For information about the Certificate in News Studies, visit

Magazine and Web Publishing

Magazine and Web Publishing courses are designed for individuals who are planning a career in the web publishing or magazine industry, working at a magazine or website and looking to sharpen the skills they use in the job and/or broaden their knowledge of the other disciplines within their company, or thinking of starting up their own magazine or website. For more information, including instructor biographies, visit


There is scarcely any field of professional activity that does not require the expertise of a skilled and knowledgeable marketing specialist. The following courses can help you develop broad-based or industry-specific marketing skills, either to upgrade your present qualifications or as preparation for a new career. For more information, visit

New Media

The following series of courses provides instruction that is relevant to new media production in business, in the communications industry, in architecture and interior design, and in education and the arts. Courses explore production concepts and the creative possibilities of composition, computer imaging, and many other aspects of new media.

Equipment/Facilities Use: Please note that equipment and facilities use outside of class time will not be provided.


As photography continues to hold its own as a leading medium of communication, opportunities for skilled photographers have never been greater; at the same time, more and more people are discovering the creative rewards that photography offers to the hobbyist. Whatever your level of interest, you’ll find many exciting and novel opportunities to cultivate your artistry and technical skills in the following courses and workshops.

Equipment/Facilities Use: Please note that use of equipment and facilities outside of class time will not be provided. Extra time may be purchased.

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CDFP 320 — Analog Photography
CDFP 322 — Photography for Ad Agencies
CDFP 328 — Photography Production I
CDFP 329 — Photography Production II
CDFP 332 — Digital Printing
CDFP 333 — Photography and Digital Imaging
CDFP 350 — Document to Documentary I
CDFP 355 — Digital B&W Photography
CDFP 358 — Photography and the Web
CDFP 367 — Photoshop for Photographers
CDFP 373 — Document to Documentary II
CDFP 378 — 20th Century Photography
CDFP 381 — Advanced Fashion Photography
CDFP 382 — Advanced Portrait Photography
CDFP 388 — Pinhole Digital Images
CDFP 389 — Studio Lighting I
CDFP 390 — Studio Lighting II
CDFP 391 — History of Photography I
CDFP 392 — Documentary Photography
CDFP 398 — History of Photography II
CDFP 403 — Creative Wedding Photography
CDFP 404 — Magazine/Editorial Photography
CDFP 405 — Architectural Photography
CDFP 415 — Studio Lighting III
CDFP 416 — Street Photography
CDFP 417 — Night Photography
CDFP 418 — Landscape Photography
CDFP 419 — Exploring Toronto Landscapes
CDFP 420 — Making a Photographic Book
CDFP 421 — The Interpretive Portrait
CDFP 422 — Hollywood Style Portraits
CDFP 423 — The Portable Portrait Flash
CDFP 559 — Photography Workshop in France
CDFP 925 — Smartphones as a Fine Art Tool
CDFP 927 — Your Portfolio and Website
CDFP 928 — Building a Photography Website
CDFP 929 — The Photo Business Starter Kit
CDFP 999 — Photography Studies Intensive
CFPN 532 — Advanced Studio Lighting
CFPN 536 — Media Business Studies
CFPN 539 — The Human Figure
CFPN 543 — Historical Processes Workshops

Photography Workshops

CDFP 908 — Using Your Digital Camera
CDFP 915 — The Travelling Camera
CDFP 945 — Fine Art Child and Pet Photography
CDFP 955 — Sports Photography

Public Relations

This program provides a curriculum that is relevant to the current and emerging practice of public relations in order to equip students with the skills necessary to perform. For more information, visit


Learn how to turn a manuscript into a book, a report, or other document. Editing, design, production, sales and marketing, new digital workflows – master all the skills involved in this complicated process through our Publishing courses and certificate program. For more information, visit

Radio, Television, Audio/Video Production

The School of Radio and Television Arts is housed in the Rogers Communications Centre, a multimillion-dollar facility dedicated to the study of communications and electronic media. If you're driven to be part of the multifaceted communication industry, this is the place to get started. For more information, visit


Courses offered cover topics including business skills for the creative cultural sector, as well as make-up skills and techniques for theatre, film, and photography. Courses have been developed and will be taught by experienced professionals. For more information, visit and

Writing Workshops and Seminars

You can be the writer you’ve always dreamed of becoming. Let our group of talented instructors help unlock and develop your talents in short fiction, novel, poetry, or dramatic writing. Explore specialized genres. Tell your own life story. Enhance your business writing skills. For more information, including instructor biographies, visit

Certificate Programs

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