Algonquin College

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Media & Design (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Business and Social Skills
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Film/Cinema Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Interpersonal and Social Skills, General
Interpersonal Relationships Skills
Interpersonal Social Skills, Other
Management Science, General
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Digital Arts
Description:We are proud to have recently launched four new Foundation programs: Design Foundations; Drawing Foundations for Animation and Illustration; Human Services Foundations; and Music, Media and Film Foundations.

These four programs provide an opportunity to explore related fields of study and prepares learners to continue their academic pathways towards a career in their area of interest. The Human Services Foundations program also includes laddering, with reserved seats in and transfer credits to related pathway programs at Algonquin.
URL:Foundational Programs at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,499

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.
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Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Application Notes : IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 29, 2021

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