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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, advanced diploma or diploma

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


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

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


No Availability

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,072.62
  • international: $15,585.00

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.

Fees by Semester 


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



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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

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Watch the video to see a live to air interview with Isaak Bonk

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.

Explore the Radio Humber

Take a 360 degree tour!

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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.

man drawing on light boardThe Power of Storytelling

This fully online program will prepare you for the exciting and innovative world of writing and producing across an ever-increasing array of screen-based platforms.

Learn more about our Multi-platform Storytelling Postgraduate Program >

Program Features

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Tune into Radio Humber

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Humber Students Recieve 2017 Emerge Media Award

On April 24th, Broadcasting - Radio Postgraduate student, Clare Bonnyman won first place for “The Story of Studio 212” in Audio Storytelling at the Emerge Awards.

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