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Broadcasting - Television

Broadcasting - Television

Program Code:RTVT
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
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

This 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(U) or ENG4(C)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with required course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicant profile
  • Writing exercise

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants will be invited to attend a program admission session to complete a writing exercise and submit a profile. Details on where and when to attend the session, and what to include in your profile will be mailed to you shortly after you apply to the program.
  • Applicants are selected for this program based on academic performance in Grade 12 English, and on strength of the profile and writing component.
  • This is a competitive program and meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Fees

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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.

Affiliations/Associations

  • 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 Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

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.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
RTV100 Visual Skills I
RTV101 Introduction to Broadcasting
RTV116 Audio Production I
RTV141 Media Writing
RTV180 Introduction to Photography and New Media
SCA361 Television Production I
 
Semester 2
RTV117 Audio Production II
RTV142 Scripting for Visual Media
RTV172 New Media II
RTV230 Visual Skills for Broadcast Television
SCA362 Video Production II
SCA971 Production Planning
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
RTV118 Audio Production III
RTV300 Electronic Field Production and Post Production I
RTV347 Computer Graphics for Television I
RTV500 Advanced Television and Video Lighting
RTV972 Production Management
SCA363 Television Production III
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
RTV119 Audio Production IV
RTV400 Electronic Field Production and Post Production II
RTV447 Computer Graphics for Television II
SCA364 Television Production IV
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing
RTV270 Improvisation Skills
RTV325 Sales and Marketing
RTV328 Television: Sales, Marketing, and Management
RTV600 High Definition Videography

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
RTV100 Visual Skills I
RTV101 Introduction to Broadcasting
RTV116 Audio Production I
RTV141 Media Writing
RTV180 Introduction to Photography and New Media
SCA361 Television Production I
 
Semester 2
PSY204 Perception and Communication
RTV117 Audio Production II
RTV142 Scripting for Visual Media
RTV172 New Media II
RTV230 Visual Skills for Broadcast Television
SCA362 Video Production II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
RTV118 Audio Production III
RTV300 Electronic Field Production and Post Production I
RTV347 Computer Graphics for Television I
RTV500 Advanced Television and Video Lighting
SCA363 Television Production III
SCA971 Production Planning
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
RTV119 Audio Production IV
RTV400 Electronic Field Production and Post Production II
RTV447 Computer Graphics for Television II
SCA364 Television Production IV
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing
RTV270 Improvisation Skills
RTV325 Sales and Marketing
RTV328 Television: Sales, Marketing, and Management
RTV600 High Definition Videography

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
RTV325 Sales and Marketing 3
RTV328 Television: Sales, Marketing, and Management 2
RTV600 High Definition Videography 4

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Margita Petersons
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22804
Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Sarah Lee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26598
Sarah.Lee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Tina Tuzi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
Tina.Tuzi@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Jim Craig
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33180
Jim.Craig@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Ted Ambrose
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33298
Ted.Ambrose@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Michelle Grimes
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440
Michelle.Grimes@senecacollege.ca
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