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Radio and Media Production

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: RM511Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

     

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,845.84
  • international: $16,112.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,922.92$8,056.00
Tuition$2,397.08$7,530.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee$469.89$469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional)$55.95$55.95
Program Ancillary Fee$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,922.92$8,056.00
Tuition$2,397.08$7,530.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee$469.89$469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional)$55.95$55.95
Program Ancillary Fee$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

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

Additional Costs

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

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Paul Cross, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4017
paul.cross@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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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.  


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Work Placement

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. 

Program Availability

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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 & Success

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Student Work: Audio drama, Podcast, Radio

Feature: The Story of Studio 212; original production by Clare Bonnyman

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Student work: Radio Imaging -  A Radio station imaging spot by Lou Attia

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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

Humber Students Receives 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. 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.

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Student work:  Audio Drama, Podcast, Radio

Feature: Kings - short original drama by Stephen Boyles

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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)

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Video: Student collaboration, testimonial to their experience in the post-grad Radio program from spring 2017; unsolicited, done on their own initiative

Your Career

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.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.