Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film & Digital Media

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Program Code: 6401

School: School of Communications, Media and Design

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Story Arts Centre

Email: cterry@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000 ext. 8633

In the Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film & Digital Media Program students are trained in both the traditional skills of storytelling in the motion picture, television and radio industries as well as the emerging skills of multiplatform production.

The program prepares students with both the creative and technical skills required for success in the time-based media industry. Students learn how to develop and create original story content, as well as how to prepare, manage and carry out the production process to realize a creative vision.

In this program students:

  • Develop a balance between the artistic and commercial aspects of the industry and become exposed to a variety of industry practices and players
  • Study and practice techniques for effective storytelling in both the fiction and non-fiction genres as well as client-based and live to air productions
  • Gain technical experience with HD broadcasting studios, digital film, television and multiplatform production
  • Participate in, create and contribute to a wide range of student films, digital video productions and weekly television and multiplatform productions
  • Complete an advanced body of produced work for a professional portfolio.
  • Spend 14 weeks in a full-time industry field placement

Please note: This program requires students to have and use a mobile computing device (i.e. laptop, tablet) that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
CO-104 Media: Theory, Workplace and Issues Story Arts Centre
CO-105 Imaging: Photography Story Arts Centre
CO-108 Tools and Processes for Communicators Story Arts Centre
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Story Arts Centre
GNED General Education Elective Story Arts Centre
RT-100 Writing for Media 1 Story Arts Centre
RT-109 Camerawork 1 Story Arts Centre
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Story Arts Centre
RT-105 Writing for Media 2 Story Arts Centre
RT-106 Radio Production Story Arts Centre
RT-107 Camerawork 2 and Lighting Story Arts Centre
RT-108 Film Appreciation and Analysis Story Arts Centre
RT-110 Editing 1 Story Arts Centre
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-180 College Communications 3 Story Arts Centre
RT-203 Documentary and Factual 1 Story Arts Centre
RT-207 Filmmaking 1 Story Arts Centre
RT-208 TV Studio 1 Story Arts Centre
RT-214 Screenwriting 1 Story Arts Centre
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
CO-220 Storyworks 1 Story Arts Centre
CO-428 Integrated Media Story Arts Centre
RT-209 TV Studio 2 Story Arts Centre
RT-210 Documentary and Factual 2 Story Arts Centre
RT-215 Sound to Picture Design Story Arts Centre
RT-216 Filmmaking 2 Story Arts Centre
RT-218 Editing 2 Story Arts Centre
RT-219 Screenwriting 2 Story Arts Centre
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
CO-321 Storyworks 2 Story Arts Centre
GNED General Education Elective Story Arts Centre
RT-218 Editing 2 Story Arts Centre
RT-305 On-Air Promotions Story Arts Centre
RT-313 Broadcast Career Management Story Arts Centre
RT-320 Filmmaking 3 Story Arts Centre
RT-321 Media Business and Entrepreneurship Story Arts Centre
RT-323 Documentary and Factual 3 Story Arts Centre
RT-325 Portfolio Production Story Arts Centre

Semester Note

Choose one of the following:

RT-321, RT-305, RT-218



And choose one of the following:

RT-320, RT-323



In addition to:

RT-313, RT-325 CO-321, GNED

Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
RT-400 Field Placement Story Arts Centre

Program Highlights

  • For more than 30 years, the program has been training some of Canada’s best writers, directors, producers, production crewmembers and studio executives for the broadcasting and film industry.
  • You will have access to digital HD broadcast studios, equipment and systems at The School of Communications, Media and Design’s Story Arts Centre campus.
  • The hands-on experience that you will gain will complement your education and be one of the keys to post-graduate success.
  • Students have completed their full-semester placement at respected organizations such as: Bell Local, Blue Ant Media, Breakthrough Films, CBC, CTV, Corus Entertainment, Cuppa Coffee Studios, Discovery Canada, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Epitome Pictures, Fight Network, FLOW 93.5, Global TV News, Lenz Entertainment, MTV Canada /CTV, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Marble Media, NHL Network /CTV, Omni TV, Playback Magazine, Red Apple Productions, Revolver Films, ROGERS Communications, Shaw Media, Sony Music Canada, Space Channel, Sportsnet, Spy Films, The Score, TV Ontario, WNED TV Buffalo Urban Post and Yorke Town Productions.
  • The advanced diploma that you will earn at the conclusion of this Broadcasting and Film program reflects high standards of learning.

Career Outlook

  • Story content director or producer
  • Assistant to story content director or producer
  • Assistant director
  • Field producer
  • Assistant field producer
  • Story Researcher
  • Story writer / screenwriter
  • Videographer
  • cinematographer
  • camera operator
  • Assistant camera operator
  • Lighting and grip department technician
  • Lighting or grip assistant
  • Audio technician
  • Assistant audio technician
  • Television studio technician
  • Television studio assistant
  • Art department assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Location coordinator or assistant
  • Production coordinator
  • Editor
  • Assistant editor
  • Web content contributor
  • Wide range of other creative and technical roles

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 required)

Additional Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following through an online link:  

  • One sample of your media work in either of the two forms below.
    1. Your own short video (up to five minutes, loaded up on YouTube or Vimeo) or
    2. A sequence of 10-15 of your own digital photographs loaded up on a photo sharing site such as Flickr
  • A two-page creative story written by you (12 pt, Times font, single spaced) that explores one of the three themes below. This can be fact or fiction, in any creative form (i.e. short story, news report, film script, play, etc.). Upload your file as a Word or PDF document.
    1. Inequality
    2. Betrayal
    3. Concern for the environment
  • A one page statement of intent. Tell us why you think you were meant to be in our program and what you have done in the past related to the pursuit of a career in radio, television, film or digital media. Upload your file as a Word or PDF document.

Notes:

  • In addition to the above you have the option of submitting a resuméthat includes media related experience along with two letters of recommendation. On your resumébe sure to include all items that relate to radio, television, film or digital media including courses you have taken. Upload as Word or PDF documents.
  • After applying, you may submit your material at Broadcast Submissions
  • Applicants are strongly advised to attend a Program Open House to learn more about the program and meet faculty and students.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $4,504.00 $1,022.00 $5,526.00
International $12,400.00 $2,217.00 $14,617.00