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Broadcasting - Film, Television, Digital Media and Radio

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Program Details

  • Program Code:6401
  • School:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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In the Broadcasting - Film, Television, Digital Media and Radio program, you'll be trained in both the traditional skills of storytelling for the motion picture, television and radio industries as well as multiplatform digital production.

This media program, offered through Centennial College's School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, will prepare you with the creative and technical skills to succeed in the time-based media industry. You'll learn to develop and create original story content as well as to prepare, manage and carry out the production process to realize a creative vision.

In this advanced diploma program, you'll:

  • Develop a balance between the industry's artistic and commercial aspects, and be exposed to a variety of industry practices and players;
  • Study and practice techniques for effective storytelling in fictional and non-fictional 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.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Program Highlights

  • For more than 30 years, the Broadcasting - Film, Television, Digital Media and Radio program has been training some of Canada's best writers, directors, producers, production crew members, and studio executives for the broadcasting and film industry in Toronto and abroad.
  • You'll gain access to digital HD broadcast studios, equipment and systems at the Story Arts Centre, home to the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design.
  • The hands-on experience you'll gain will complement your education and is one of the keys to post-graduate success.
  • The advanced diploma you earn will reflect 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

Education Pathways

Successful graduates of the Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film & Digital Media Advanced Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also offered at the Brampton, ON Campus)
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce – Post Diploma
Bachelor of Commerce with major – Post Diploma
Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations – Post Diploma
Bachelor of Management 3 year – Post Diploma
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration
Griffith University Bachelor of Journalism and Communications
Lakehead University Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Nipissing University Bachelor of Arts
Ontario Tech University Honours Bachelor of Arts - Communication and Digital Media Studies
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Arts In Professional Communications
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts
York University Honours Bachelor degree - any major
Honours Communication Studies 
Honours Bachelor of Arts / Social Science (English or French)

Please visit our website at for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.


Placement Partners

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
  • ET Canada
  • Epitome Pictures
  • Fight Network
  • Global TV
  • Lenz Entertainment
  • MTV Canada
  • Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
  • Marble Media
  • NHL Network
  • 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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

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

Additional Requirements

After applying, applicants will receive a letter with information on how to submit the following required material online.

  • One sample of your media work in either of these two forms:
    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. Materialism
    2. Identity Crisis
    3. Empowerment
  • 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 resume 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.
  • 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 Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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 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 For more information go to Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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

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

International Students

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 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

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $4,429.00 $1,190.24 $5,619.24
International $15,385.50 $1,699.24 $17,084.74

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