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Broadcasting - Radio (Postgraduate)

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: 04551 Length: 2 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic $6,028.12
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$750 – $1,000 for books and equipment, including an approved portable digital audio recorder, microphone and studio headphones.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Program Contact(s)

Paul Cross
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4017


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,014.06 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,510.55 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,014.06 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,510.55 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Radio reaches 95 per cent of the world’s population every day and is alive and as vital as ever. In 2016, the United Nations recognized the role of local radio in communities around the world as a life-saving source of local information during times of crisis.

If you love radio broadcasting, Humber’s Broadcasting – Radio graduate certificate program can help you develop the skills to make engaging and entertaining radio. The only program of its kind in Canada, this program helps you become a successful broadcaster. Imagine combining the experience of your undergraduate discipline and life experience with your new-found radio broadcasting skills! Many of our graduates are now household names in their communities and within the broadcast industry.

You will get a real-world taste of what it takes to make good radio. In-depth courses give you hands-on experience in radio writing, announcing, production, management, sales, programming, promotion, market research, interviewing techniques, news and sports writing, broadcast journalism, radio reporting and performing, newscasting, and hosting live news and music programs. You will produce exciting digital content including video and podcasts in Humber’s radio production studios.

The curriculum is designed in collaboration with leading industry experts, ensuring you’re learning current and relevant material. Course content is always updated to reflect current needs, such as the relationship with social media and other new media. Our faculty is comprised of the top performers in their disciplines, shaping what you hear each day on the radio. They are on-air personalities, creative producers, writers, news and program directors and managers, and they want to share what they know with you. Once you have gained a taste of the different aspects of the industry in the first semester, you will choose one of four pathways in the second semester:

  • on-air announcing
  • news and public affairs
  • client services/creative production
  • marketing/sales and management.

Your pathway class meets weekly and requires at least one “station operations” lab in the radio station each week. For the rest of each week, you will study together with all other students in the program. Students entering the on-air announcing and news pathways will need high standing in related first-semester courses and will be required to audition.

Hands-on training is provided at Humber’s student radio station, 96.9 FM, which broadcasts to much of Toronto, Peel and York regions. You will create original content in our digital studios and then experience the thrill of bringing it to air to listeners everywhere via FM stereo radio and live Internet streaming.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Collaborate in the planning and preparing of accurate radio programming.

  • Produce radio programming in an efficient manner.

  • Correctly operate broadcast technology software.

  • Function effectively as part of a team in the delivery of radio programming.

  • Apply organizational, cost control, marketing, and time management skills to complete tasks efficiently and meet deadlines in the workplace.

  • Ensure that all work is completed in compliance with applicable laws, statutory obligations, regulations, and industry principles and practices.

  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency with technological changes.

  • Critically evaluate the quality of product being presented for broadcast.


Work Placement

One of the very exciting aspects of the program is the 160-hour work placement following your second semester. Opportunities are available at radio stations and related media outlets in Toronto and across Canada. We work with you to identify a suitable placement, which is typically unpaid. Many students secure placements in Toronto, southern Ontario and across Canada. Some students find work placements outside Canada. It’s up to you – the skills you learn at Humber will help prepare you for a radio career anywhere in the world.

The Humber Experience

Broadcasting- Radio Postgraduate Program

Watch the video to learn more about the Broadcasting- Radio Postgraduate Program

The Humber Advantage

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96.9fm Radio Humber

Radio Humber is a community/campus radio station that serves the "Humber Community" - namely: Humber College, its' schools, students and faculty at all three campuses, as well as their surrounding geographical communities.

Radio Humber broadcasts live from the campus of the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto Canada. Play by plays with the Humber Hawks - a consolidated project in cooperation with Humber BRTV are also broadcasted by Radio Humber. New broadcasters are provided with a "best of class" radio training facility and have a long list of well-known Alumni who got their start with Radio Humber.

Radio Humber is Canada's first "All Canadian" radio station introducing and breaking new Canadian artists of all types of musical stylings. This includes a massive instrumental catalogue that is performed, recorded and supplied by students and faculty at the Lakeshore campus. 

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are on-air personalities, creative producers, writers, news and program directors and managers, and they want to share what they know with you. Read their impressive bios.

Your Career

Our graduates perform daily on hundreds of radio stations across Canada. Our alumni are staff at stations operated by Canada’s leading broadcasters such as Newstalk 1010, CHUM FM, SportsNet 590 The FAN, 680News, CBC Radio One and Radio 2, SiriusXM, and other major market stations such as 660News Calgary, CHED Edmonton and CFRA Ottawa. Some graduates prefer the adventure of broadcasting from smaller markets including Bracebridge, Ontario; Lloydminster, Alberta; Merritt, British Columbia; and Yellow knife in the Northwest Territories!

Radio is expanding: The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has granted more than a dozen new FM radio station licenses since 2014. Satellite, Internet, pay audio channels, audio and advertising production houses and new media, including podcasting, also require creative employees highly skilled in radio and digital media techniques.

OAB (Ontario Association of Broadcasters) Career Day

On Monday March 7, 2016, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) held their annual career day in Toronto. OAB career day is a great opportunity for all second-year Broadcasting-Radio and Radio postgraduate program students to join in on a roundtable discussion with industry and other radio students from across Ontario.

Program Features

Broadcast Radio flipbook

Tune into Radio Humber

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Radio: Nation's Top Reach Medium

To kick off the New Year with a bang-full of good news, Nielsen released a new report last week that basically said "radio, once again, is the nation's top reach medium."

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