In Humber’s Radio and Media Production graduate certificate program, students develop the skills to make entertaining and engaging broadcasts and podcasts. Imagine combining the experience of a degree or diploma with new skills in audio storytelling and broadcasting. Many of Humber’s graduates are household names, recognized for their work on radio, television, podcasts and other media.
Students get hands-on experience in radio and audio production studio techniques; on-air announcing and newscasting; hosting live music and public affairs programs; writing stories, shows, commercials and scripts, radio programming and promotions; interviewing techniques and more. They produce exciting audio and visual content including video and podcasts in Humber’s leading-edge production studios.
Students learn about the latest trends and developments in broadcasting, and prepare for emerging media production including on-air, on-camera, online and social media. Students develop video production skills - meaning they are ready for any form of distribution of original work. They create original digital audio content and experience the thrill of having their work distributed by broadcast, podcast streaming or other means including social media.
Students take intensive classes and workshops with expert faculty where they apply their new skills to studio and broadcast operations. By second semester, students can choose to perform live in our streaming or broadcast radio stations as a music host, newscaster or announcer. Hands-on training in on-air performance is provided through Humber’s student Radio station, on 96.9FM, which is also streamed online and through various listening apps. Alternatively, students can choose to focus on creative studio production techniques and on-air operations.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Tell informative and entertaining stories using audio and other related digital media suitable for dissemination via various media.
Perform and broadcast on-air in a variety of scripted and non-scripted ways to engage target listeners on multiple platforms.
Make Innovative audio media applying historical traditions and emerging societal imperatives for a variety of audiences.
Comply with regulatory obligations and ethical practices in the radio business.
Produce audio and other digital content using appropriate software and hardware.
Collaborate professionally to strategize innovative radio programming and promotion that is engaging and achieves identified business targets.
This program includes a work placement component to give students an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in their area of interest in the radio and audio production industries. The 160 hour placement is done in the summer semester after two semesters of study and practice.
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Paul Cross, Program Coordinator
On-air career spans four decades, as an award-winning newscaster, reporter, music host, talk show host and documentary maker.
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Student Work: Audio drama, Podcast, Radio
Feature: The Story of Studio 212; original production by Clare Bonnyman
Student work: Radio Documentary/Non-fiction audio "Lunness Road" by Nadine Lowes and Charles Renshaw - received an award from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada
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. The Emerge Media Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of the best writing, editing, videography, audio, graphic design, communications and public relations work at the postsecondary level.
Student work: A Video "Love Letter to Radio" - Do Not Go Into Radio by Danielle d'Entremont (for creative content course, which includes video skills)
Radio and podcasting are thriving fields around the world. With our program behind you, you’ll have what it takes to succeed in the radio and podcasting industries. Our graduates work as music and talk show hosts, podcast producers, voice-over artists and announcers, creative writers and producers, news and sports personalities and reporters, audio and content producers, program managers, and industry executives.
Follow in the footsteps of media personality George Stroumboulopoulos and hundreds of other Humber radio alumni who are household names in their communities and across Canada.
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