Who applies for Media School?
The students of Media School represent the diversity within the city of Saskatoon. The common link between all Media School students is an interest and passion for media.
Due to the practical, hands-on nature of the program, students are successful regardless of their compatibility with traditional classroom environments. Media School is proud of the diversity of its students and alumni. The program’s goal is to continue the growth and accessibility of Media School in order to provide opportunities to all passionate and creative students with an interest in media production.
- Age 14 – 18 (those students going into Grade 11)
- Genuine interest in the film and television industry and related media
- Interested in non-traditional environments
- Calculated risk-takers
- Creative and inspired
Media School leads to education and career opportunities
Upon completion of the program, students are applying the knowledge and experience of Media School to many media production-related carriers and educational pursuits. We have former students working for local production companies on feature film projects, television series, and smaller format productions. Many other students have taken the route of post-secondary education through university film programs and technical training programs.
A number of our students have extended their knowledge to related fields by working for advertising companies, radio stations, photography companies, website design firms, and in interactive game design. Our students' influence has also spread internationally as a handful of alumni are working overseas. The alumni`s continued drive toward more media-related knowledge and pursuits is one of Media School's top priorities and we continue to see great success.
Before entering Media School
The basic requirement is someone for students seeking to enroll is the completion, or expected completion, of English 10A and 10B and Science 10. There are other classes that can prove very useful to your experience in Media School:
- Visual Arts - provides a sense of design and color. Having some drawing skills can be an asset.
- Industrial Arts - both woods and machining are good assets to have on the set.
- Clothing - this portion of the Home Economics course can make a good contribution to productions.
- Drafting - this comes in handy for set design.
- English and Creative Writing - while script writing is a different beast than most of the fictional or dramatic writing, it's good practice to write and write lots.
- Communication Media 10 - we provide the 20 and 30 credit, so it's nice to come into the class with some of the basics (don't worry - there are lots of opportunities to learn these).
If you like to make your own videos in school or on your own, you might be a good candidate. Similarly, if you love movies and television -- especially shows that are not typical -- you may find the right home in Media School.
Do you have a strong desire to create or have a sense of design? Are you an organizer and master of detail? Do you enjoy learning new technologies? Are you observant and interested in what's going on culturally and politically? Do you like to take risks, be different? Do you have a story to tell?
Not everyone will have all of these qualities, which is why most media production is done in groups.
Media School welcomes students with all kinds of interest, so if you have read this far into our page, please apply.