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Broadcasting - Television

Broadcasting - Television

Program Code:RTVT
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Broadcasting - Television provides you with professional training in video and television production, preparing you for a rewarding career. Learn all of the production skills from concept to audio and video production necessary to produce creative and engaging videos.

You are best suited for this program if you are interested in video production for TV stations, production companies and post–production companies.

Field Placement

The RTVT program includes a valuable field placement that allows you to put your studies to practice in a professional broadcast setting. You’ll be required to complete 100 hours of field placement before graduating from the program.

Joint Program with York University

Program Code: RTYT

Seneca College and York University offer a joint program which allows students to earn a Seneca diploma in Broadcasting – Television and a York University Bachelor of Arts degree. This program is for students who have completed two years of a B.A. program or three years of an honours B.A. program at York University. Information on the joint program may be obtained from the Advising Centre, Faculty of Arts, York University or from the Admissions Office, Seneca College.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicant profile

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants will be invited to attend an orientation where they will recieve information regarding their applicant profile.
  • Applicants will be ranked based on the strength of their applicant profile and grade 12 English mark.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.


  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Basic computer skills including office software.


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Your Career

Launch your career in video and TV production. The four-semester Broadcasting - Television (RTVT) program prepares you for a career in video production that includes television, cable, internet, commercial, industrial and educational production. With this diploma, you’ll find exciting opportunities to work as a television or video producer, programmer, production co-ordinator, production manager, camera operator, editor, technical director or post- production audio mixer.

Many private and public organizations, as well as government agencies, have in-house audio and video production departments staffed by our graduates.

You may also find employment in video production and post–production companies, audio visual departments of corporations, school boards, fire and police departments or government.


  • Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC)
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)
  • Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB)
  • Corporate Television Association
  • Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
  • Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE)

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
York University• Any relevant degree or major


University/CollegeDegrees Available
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours) in Communication and Digital Media Studies – Pathway
Wilfrid Laurier University• Honours Bachelor of Arts


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Griffith University• Bachelor of Journalism
Monash University• Bachelor of Arts with Journalism or Communications major (Caulfield or Clayton Campus)

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
RTV100 Visual Skills I 3
RTV101 Introduction to Broadcasting 1
RTV116 Audio Production I 3
RTV141 Media Writing 3
RTV180 Introduction to Photography and New Media 2
SCA361 Television Production I 4
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PSY204 Perception and Communication 3
RTV117 Audio Production II 3
RTV142 Scripting for Visual Media 3
RTV172 New Media II 2
RTV230 Visual Skills for Broadcast Television 3
SCA362 Video Production II 5
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
RTV118 Audio Production III 3
RTV300 Electronic Field Production and Post Production I 3
RTV347 Computer Graphics for Television I 3
RTV500 Advanced Television and Video Lighting 4
SCA363 Television Production III 5
SCA971 Production Planning 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
RTV119 Audio Production IV 3
RTV400 Electronic Field Production and Post Production II 4
RTV447 Computer Graphics for Television II 3
SCA364 Television Production IV 5
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing 3
RTV270 Improvisation Skills 3
RTV328 Television: Sales, Marketing, and Management 2
RTV600 High Definition Videography 4

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Visual Skills I
Introduction to Broadcasting
Audio Production I
Media Writing
Introduction to Photography and New Media
Television Production I
Semester 2
Perception and Communication
Audio Production II
Scripting for Visual Media
New Media II
Visual Skills for Broadcast Television
Video Production II
General Education Option
Semester 3
Audio Production III
Electronic Field Production and Post Production I
Computer Graphics for Television I
Advanced Television and Video Lighting
Television Production III
Production Planning
General Education Option
Semester 4
Audio Production IV
Electronic Field Production and Post Production II
Computer Graphics for Television II
Television Production IV
General Education Option
Professional Option
Professional Options
Advanced Media Writing
Improvisation Skills
Television: Sales, Marketing, and Management
High Definition Videography

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Thomas Hein
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Tina Tuzi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Jim Craig
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33180
Program Coordinator: Ted Ambrose
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33298
Program Chair: Michelle Grimes
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440

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