Program Learning Outcomes - 194

Program learning outcomes outline what Mohawk's graduates need to know and be able to do after they complete this program.

Initially, most program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators. Now, they are reviewed and updated during program review, in consultation with employers, graduates, and current students.

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Vocational Standards

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Examine career opportunities in the various media arts and entertainment sectors, taking into consideration the social, political, economic and cultural influences of the various media, and identifying the educational and personal criteria essential for ensuring a professional level of practice and an appropriate career fit.
  2. Critically appraise the function and duties associated with the production of media arts and entertainment text in various genres, aesthetic forms, practices and structures for diverse audiences and with specific communication registers.
  3. Creatively assess the audio, visual and verbal components of the production, circulation and consumption links of media and cultural work that demonstrates the manipulation of sound, image and the written word.
  4. Critically examine the economic, political, cultural and social forces within media arts and entertainment industries and the ethical and professional role of such industries in specific areas of the contemporary symbolic, political, social, aesthetic and cultural life of its audience.
  5. Evaluate the historical development of the media arts and entertainment industry, with emphasis on significant innovators and innovations that have advanced media and cultural products and services, modes of communication, and practices and structures in the various segments of the industry.

Essential Employability Skills

All graduates with the following Ontario College credentials, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario College Advanced Diploma, must be able to reliably demonstrate Essential Employability Skills in a combination of the following 11 skill areas:

  1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  2. Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  3. Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  5. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  8. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  9. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  10. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  11. Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions and consequences.

Find out more about Essential Employability Skills here.