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Welcome to the School of Media, Art & Design (MAD) website! Here you can explore information about the different programs offered and the potential career opportunities available to you after completing your diploma.
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Designed for students with previous education and/or experience in advertising and marketing communications, this program will broaden understanding of integrated campaigns, while teaching new skills in the strategic planning, content creation, research, design, and implementation of digital programs.
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the evolving and exciting world of advertising.
This challenging 3D and 2D digital animation program focuses on character performance and storytelling, supported by modelling and rigging, cinematics, lighting, surfacing and design.
Television, radio and web-based media are evolving at a rapid pace and this program provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to succeed in this constantly evolving sector.
The Fine Arts - Advanced program will push you along the path you have chosen, challenging you through critical discussions, pointing you to artists with similar concerns and aesthetics, and encouraging you to grow and achieve the potential evident in your preliminary explorations.
Learn art and design-related media, tools and techniques necessary to create a portfolio that demonstrates your creative and technical skills.
This program offers a well-balanced education in every aspect of the game development process, with a focus towards training artists for the game industry.
This program will prepare you for the graphic design field as an entry-level designer. You will learn the skills required to solve specific visual problems through practical work that covers a broad spectrum of visual communication in corporate, editorial and advertising design.
From touchscreen applications and websites to motion design and video, interactive media designers create the User Experience (UX).
An education in journalism provides excellent training in critical thinking, writing and presenting ideas while preparing students for one of the most interesting careers imaginable.
Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham GTA (Trent) have teamed up to create an exciting new integrated diploma and degree program — blending practical media production experience with crucial critical thinking and writing skills.
The Music Business Administration/Management programs prepare students to enter any field of the music industry equipped with a solid foundation of relevant knowledge and business practices, and plenty of hands-on experience.
Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration and instruments for change. For the past 150 years photographers have helped shape our world and given us a better understanding of human nature.
As one of the top ten in demand professions in Canada, public relations professionals, including communications and media relations specialists, share vital messages through attention-grabbing writing, video, social media, special events and fundraising campaigns.
Students in this program explore the nature of creative storytelling by writing, shooting and editing documentaries, short narratives and corporate videos.
Many of the photos on this website were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.