The WIFT-T Media Business Essentials course was a great learning experience. Not only was I able to learn about the various facets of producing content, I also met some great people. It is a great opportunity to ask questions, expand your network and learn more about the business behind film and television. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the sessions and really appreciated the experience.
– Caitlin Grabham, Class of 2015
Jump-start your career in media and get the business skills you need to join Ontario’s $1.55 billion screen-based economy (Playback).
The WIFT-T Media Business Essentials (MBE) is a certificate program, consisting of four modules (3 sessions each), essential for emerging media professionals who want to understand the business of film, television, and interactive production. Participants who complete all four modules will earn a certificate from Humber School of Media Studies & Information Technology.
Modules focus on financing and business affairs, production management, production accounting, tax credits, and marketing and distribution. Courses are taught by industry professionals who are currently active and working in the sector.
The MBE is recommended for working professionals with up to five years’ industry experience or related academic training, and for those transitioning to a new area of the business or the Canadian screen-based industry.
All MBE modules run on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Please note, lunch will not be provided. Participants can either bring a lunch and snacks or purchase refreshments nearby. You can opt to take either the full certificate program or an individual module. (Registration information below)
Dates: February 25, March 4 & March 11
Instructor: Susan Murray | Location: Humber College, Lakeshore Campus
Dates: March 25, April 1 & 8
Instructor: Brigitte Sachse | Location: YWCA, 87 Elm Street
Dates: April 22, April 29 & May 6
Instructor: Linda Stregger, BA, CPA, CMA | Location: Humber College, Lakeshore Campus
*** Registration Closed. ***
Dates: May 27, June 3 & 10
Instructors: Tom Alexander, Judy Lung, Tal Riff | Location: YWCA, 87 Elm Street
For Full program registration: CLOSED
Per Module registration: Must register by 5 PM on the Tuesday before the first session of the module.
Full Program Cost (12 sessions total):
$1,300 + HST (WIFT-T Members)
$1, 735 + HST (Non-members)
Per Module Cost (3 sessions per module):
$375 + HST (WIFT-T Members)
$500 + HST (Non-Members)
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for bursary applications passed on February 1, 2017. Thank you to all those who applied.
Module 1: Production Management
Module 2: Business Affairs & Financing
Module 3: Production Accounting & Tax Credits
Module 4: Marketing & Distribution
Questions? Not sure if you qualify or have questions about the application process?
For more information contact:
Head of Programming
416.322.3430 ext. 222
Program & Special Events Coordinator
416.322.3430 ext. 228