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In the Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film & Digital Media program, you are trained in both the traditional skills of storytelling for the motion picture, television and radio industries as well as the emerging skills for multiplatform production.
This college media program prepares you with the creative and technical skills required for success in the time-based media industry. You 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 advanced diploma program, you:
- 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 you to have and use a mobile computing device (i.e. laptop, tablet) that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements. For more information, please visit Mobile Learning Programs.
- For more than 30 years, the Broadcasting program has been training some of Canada's best writers, directors, producers, production crew members and studio executives for the broadcasting and film industry.
- You gain access to digital HD broadcast studios, equipment and systems at the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design's Story Arts Centre campus.
- The hands-on experience that you gain complements your education, and is one of the keys to post-graduate success.
- Students have completed their full-semester placement at respected organizations like 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 earn at the conclusion of this Broadcasting program reflects high standards of learning.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Story content director or producer
- Assistant to story content director or producer
- Assistant director
- Field producer
- Assistant field producer
- Story researcher
- Story writer/screenwriter
- 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
- Assistant editor
- Web content contributor
- Wide range of other creative and technical roles
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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)
Applicants are required to submit the following through an online link:
- One sample of your media work in either of these two forms:
- Your own short video (up to five minutes, loaded up on YouTube or Vimeo) or
- 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.
- Identity Crisis
- A one page statement of intent. Tell us why you think you are 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.
- In addition to the above you have the option of submitting a resumé that includes media related experience along with two letters of recommendation. On your resumé be 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.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
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