Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Other - Non Modular Program WESTERN/FANSHAWE COMBINED DEGREE/DIPLOMA IN MEDIA THEORY AND PRODUCTION - admission discontinued
Faculty of Information and Media Studies - Media, Information and Technoculture



Registration in this program is discontinued. Students enrolled in the program as of September 1, 2016 will be allowed to graduate upon fulfilling all requirements of the program by August 31, 2021.

Admission Requirements


Completion of all first year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 68% in 5.0 courses, with a mark of at least 65% in each of Media, Information and Technoculture 1020E or Media, Information and Technoculture 1021F/G and Media, Information and Technoculture 1022F/G, and Media, Information and Technoculture 1025F/G. At least 1.0 course must be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Science.

Module/Program Information


Structure of the Program
In the first year of the program, students must be formally admitted to the Faculty of Information and Media Studies in the Media Theory and Production (MTP) program.

Approximately forty students will be admitted to second year of the MTP program. Students will be evaluated for admission based on their academic standing by FIMS. Academic standing is the best indicator of success for this type of program so portfolios or supplementary application forms are not required. Entry to the program is competitive by stream. Attainment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

In the second, third, and fourth years, students are registered in the collaborative program and are registered in courses at both institutions. Upon successful completion of the collaborative program, students will receive both a BA in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western and a diploma from Fanshawe College in their chosen stream.

MTP is not designed to be “equal” with MIT. It is a unique program which allows students to complete a Fanshawe diploma and a BA (three year) degree from Western at the same time. MTP is not part of the modular structure at Western and must be completed within a prescribed timeframe. MTP cannot be combined with other modules, such as minors, double majors or certificate programs.

The MTP Program is designed for students who want to have a solid academic background along with a particular media-related skill set. The intent of the program is to allow graduates to move into media-related areas of employment upon completion of the degree and diploma. As such, the MTP program is not an entry mechanism to university-level graduate programs.

Note: Students who entered the program prior to September 1, 2015-2016 should consult the Academic Calendar in the year in which they were admitted to the program for their program requirements. Past Academic Calendars can be viewed at http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/Calendars.html.

Broadcasting - Radio

First Year

Completion of all first year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 68% on 5.0 courses with a mark of at least 65% in each of Media, Information and Technoculture 1020E or Media, Information and Technoculture 1021F/G and Media, Information and Technoculture 1022F/G, and Media, Information and Technoculture 1025F/G. At least 1.0 course must be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Science.

Second Year

MIT 2200F/G, MIT 2100F/G.
Fanshawe Courses: MKTG 3031, MKTG 1052, RADO 1002, RADO 1003, RADO 1004, RADO1005, RADO 1008, RADO 1009, RADO 1010, RADO 1038.

Third Year

MIT 2000F/G, MIT 2500A/B.
1.5 MIT courses at the 2000 level or above.
1.0 MIT courses at ath 3000 level or above.
0.5 option (must be selected from a subject area other than MIT).
Fanshawe Courses: RADO 3010, RADO 4002.

Fourth Year

1.0 MIT course at the 3000 level or above offered online.
Fanshawe Courses: RADO 1034, RADO 1035, RADO 1036, RADO 3003, RADO 3008, RADO 3015, RADO 3016, RADO 4002, DEVL 1035.


Broadcasting - Television

First Year

Completion of all first year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 68% on 5.0 courses with a mark of at least 65% in each of Media, Information and Technoculture 1020E or Media, Information and Technoculture 1021F/G and Media, Information and Technoculture 1022F/G, and Media, Information and Technoculture 1025F/G. At least 1.0 course must be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Science.

Second Year

MIT 2200F/G, MIT 2100F/G.
Fanshawe Courses: MKTG 1052, TVSN 1059, TVSN 1063, TVSN 1065, TVSN 1074, FLDP 3004, MKTG 3031, TVSN 1068, TVSN 1069, TVSN 1070, TVSN 3016.

Third Year

MIT 2000F/G, MIT 2500A/B.
1.5 MIT courses at the 2000 level or above.
1.0 MIT courses at the 3000 level or above.
0.5 option (must be selected from a subject area other than MIT).
Fanshawe Courses: TVSN 1073 and TVSN 5008.

Fourth Year

1.0 MIT course at the 3000 level or above.
Fanshawe Courses: TVSN 1071,TVSN 3014, TVSN 3015, TVSN 3017, TVSN 5002, TVSN 5005, TVSN 5006, TVSN 5007, TVSN 5009.


Journalism - Broadcast

First Year

Completion of all first year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 68% on 5.0 courses with a mark of at least 65% in each of Media, Information and Technoculture 1020E or Media, Information and Technoculture 1021F/G and Media, Information and Technoculture 1022F/G, and Media, Information and Technoculture 1025F/G. At least 1.0 course must be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Science.

Second Year

MIT 2200F/G, MIT 2100F/G.
Fanshawe Courses: BRJR 1014, BRJR 1015, BRJR 1016, BRJR 1017, BRJR 1032, BRJR 1018, BRJR 1019, BRJR 2001, BRJR 2002.

Third Year

MIT 2000F/G, MIT 2500A/B.
1.5 MIT courses at the 2000 level or above.
1.0 MIT courses at the 3000 level or above.
0.5 option (must be selected from a subject area other than MIT).
Fanshawe Courses: BRJR 1033 and BRJR 3005 .

Fourth Year

1.0 MIT course at the 3000 level or above offered online.
Fanshawe Courses: BRJR 1021, BRJR 1022, BRJR 1023, BRJR 1034, BRJR 3004, BRJR 1025, BRJR 1026, BRJR 1027, BRJR 1028, BRJR 1029, BRJR 4001.

Interactive Media Design

First Year

Completion of all first year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 68% on 5.0 courses with a mark of at least 65% in each of Media, Information and Technoculture 1020E or Media, Information and Technoculture 1021F/G and Media, Information and Technoculture 1022F/G, and Media, Information and Technoculture 1025F/G. At least 1.0 course must be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Science.

Second Year

MIT 2200F/G, MIT 2100F/G.
Fanshawe Courses: MMED 1003, MMED 1005, MMED 1006, MMED 1016, MMED 1017, MMED 1018, MMED 1020, MMED 3011.

Third Year

MIT 2000F/G, MIT 2500A/B.
1.5 MIT courses at the 2000 level or above.
1.0 MIT courses at the 3000 level or above.
0.5 option (must be selected from a subject area other than MIT).
Fanshawe Courses: MMED 1015 and MMED 3010.


Fourth Year

1.0 MIT course at the 3000 level or above.
Fanshawe Courses: MMED 1012, MMED 3001, MMED 3002, MMED 3003, MMED 3006, MMED 3007, MMED 3012, MMED 3013, MMED 3014.


Progression


Progression and Graduation Requirements

Once admitted to second year of the collaborative program, students must meet progression and graduation requirements for both the degree and diploma programs. To progress in the degree portion of the collaborative program, students must attain at least a 68% average in each academic session. In addition, students must achieve a minimum overall weighted average of 68% in all degree-credit courses being used towards the MTP program requirements.

Note: Students in the MTP program are not required to fulfill University breadth requirements for graduation purposes. This exemption does not, however, apply to Honors Bachelor degrees, and students who intend to upgrade to Honors are strongly recommended to complete the breadth requirement within their MTP program.

Failure to Meet Progression or Graduation Requirements

A student who fails to meet the progression requirements in any year must withdraw from the program. Students who fail to meet the progression requirements for the MTP Program may select an alternate degree program at Western provided they have met the admission average and have successfully completed any prerequisites. Students wishing to withdraw from MTP and apply for an MIT module may submit an application to transfer for one of the 10 spots available for senior Western students. Spaces are limited and there is no guarantee that transferring into MIT will be an option. Students who would like to continue in the diploma program should consult with Fanshawe about the possibility of transferring. Credit is not transferable to other faculties or programs should the student fail to meet the MTP progression/graduation requirements. The four Fanshawe streams in the program will make similar accommodations so that students have sufficient courses to achieve the Diploma in each stream. Students who are considering a complete withdrawal from the MTP Program are expected to meet with Academic Counselling staff in FIMS and Fanshawe to ensure that the appropriate paperwork is submitted for both institutions.

Dean's Honor List

MTP students will be considered for the Dean's Honor List in all years of the collaborative program. Adjudication will be based on having an overall 80% average on all courses taken within the academic year (September – April) and enrollment in the prescribed courseload for MTP at Fanshawe.

Graduation "With Distinction"

Students who have achieved an overall average of 80% with no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will receive the designation "With Distinction".


Related Information


Gold Medal

The Gold Medal will be awarded to the student with the highest overall average on Western courses taken as part of the MTP program..

Course Load

Students must follow the structure of the program as outlined by Western and Fanshawe. Modifications to the program may be made only in exceptional circumstances and with permission of both institutions.

Exchanges

Academic exchange opportunities are not available for MTP students.

Internship Opportunities

MTP students are not eligible to participate in the FIMS Academic Internship Program. Including academic internship options in the MTP program reduces the academic components taken at Western. Students have the opportunity for hands-on experience in the Fanshawe portion of the program.

Reading Week

Students should be aware that Western and Fanshawe do not share a common Reading Week. Students are expected to attend classes and meet all academic obligations (i.e. tests, essay deadlines) at both institutions.

Upgrading Degree

MTP Students interested in upgrading their degree should be aware that admissions decisions for all FIMS undergraduate programs are finalized after students complete a first year program. As the Faculty has a very high retention rate, the option of upgrading to an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in MIT is space permitting and highly competitive. The Major in MIT is considered an equivalent program to the three-year BA in MIT that students receive in the MTP program. Therefore, upgrading to a four-year BA is not an option.

Fees

In the first year at Western, MTP students pay standard tuition fees. After first year, student pay higher tuition fees as MTP is a deregulated program.

Tuition for MTP students in Years 2, 3 and 4 is a blended fee so students pay the same amount each year. Should a student not enroll or withdraw from a specific course requirement at either institution, there will be no adjustment in tuition and no individual course refunds. Students will be charged for any additional courses taken at either Western or Fanshawe outside of the prescribed MTP course sequence taken in the Fall/Winter academic session. Enrolment in courses outside of the prescribed sequence requires special permission from the Faculty.

Students applying for financial aid (bursaries, work study, OSAP) must apply to the institutions in which they are taking the majority of their courses (i.e. Fanshawe in Year 2).

For more information on fees charged by Western in Years 1 and 3, contact the Office of the Registrar, Western Student Services building, RM 1120, 519-661-2100, or go to www.registrar.uwo.ca for details. For more information on fees charged by Fanshawe in Years 2 and 4, please contact the Office of the Registrar, Fanshawe College, 519-452-4277 or go to www.fanshawec.ca/registrar