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Broadcasting - Radio

Broadcasting - Radio

(Joint Seneca/York)

Program Code:RTYR
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

As a student in Broadcasting - Radio, you'll gain pre-professional training in radio production and presentation skills necessary for a career as a radio announcer, radio station disc jockey, music programmer, radio scriptwriter or radio broadcaster.

You'll acquire a high degree of competency that will enable you to begin your career within the broadcast industry. Your studies will focus on fundamental skills in on-air presentation, script writing and audio production necessary to create and produce effective radio programming. You are best suited for this program if you are interested in radio broadcasting in the context of radio stations.

Field Placement

You'll benefit from the real work experience gained in one hundred hours of field placement in a professional broadcast setting. This component of the curriculum is both critical to your career success and a requirement for graduation.

Joint Program with York University

This is a joint program which allows students to earn a Seneca diploma in Broadcasting – Radio 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:

  • Completion of two years of a B.A. program or three years of a B.A. (Honours) program at York University.

Applicant Selection:

  • Seneca will contact faculty at York University for verification of your eligibility in this program.

Note: Please visit the Advising Centre, Faculty of Arts, York University for more information on completing your degree and this diploma concurrently.

Fees

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Your Career

Launch your career in radio. Graduates from our Broadcasting – Radio (RTYR) program pursue careers in radio stations as radio show hosts, producers, scriptwriters, or sales and promotions staff. With your RTYR diploma, you’ll also find opportunities in audio production houses, training departments of companies, corporations, school boards, fire and police departments, or government.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following universities:

Affiliations/Associations

  • Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC)
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)
  • Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB)
  • Industrial Television Association (ITVA Canada)
  • Radio Marketing Bureau (RMB)
  • Corporate Television Association
  • Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
  • Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE)

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
RAD101 Introduction to Radio Programming
RTV101 Introduction to Broadcasting
RTV111 Radio Production I
RTV112 Introduction to Sound
RTV141 Media Writing
RTV170 Introduction to New Media
RTV195 Announcing Skills I
 
Semester 2
RTV172 New Media II
RTV201 Industry Relations
RTV211 Radio Production II
RTV212 Digital Audio
RTV295 Announcing Skills II
RTV518 Music Programming
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
RAD142* Copywriting for Radio
RTV173 Advanced New Media-Radio
RTV225** Radio Promotions
RTV311 Radio Production III
RTV325 Sales and Marketing
RTV395 Announcing Skills III
RTV514 Radio News
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
RTV411 Radio Production IV
RTV412 Radio Documentary
RTV494 Intro to Talk Radio
RTV495 Announcing Skills IV
RTV511 Radio Station Operations
RTV704 Media Issues
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing
RTV270 Improvisation Skills
RTV312 Advanced Digital Audio
RTV335 Sales and Marketing II
RTV595 Advanced Announcing
RTV614 Advanced Radio News
 

* Full credit subject offered weeks 1–7 only.
** Full credit subject offered weeks 8–14 only.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
RAD101 Introduction to Radio Programming
RTV101 Introduction to Broadcasting
RTV111 Radio Production I
RTV112 Introduction to Sound
RTV141 Media Writing
RTV170 Introduction to New Media
RTV195 Announcing Skills I
 
Semester 2
EAC394 Effective Business Writing
RTV172 New Media II
RTV201 Industry Relations
RTV211 Radio Production II
RTV212 Digital Audio
RTV295 Announcing Skills II
RTV518 Music Programming
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
RAD142* Copywriting for Radio
RTV173 Advanced New Media-Radio
RTV225** Radio Promotions
RTV311 Radio Production III
RTV325 Sales and Marketing
RTV395 Announcing Skills III
RTV514 Radio News
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
RTV411 Radio Production IV
RTV412 Radio Documentary
RTV494 Intro to Talk Radio
RTV495 Announcing Skills IV
RTV511 Radio Station Operations
RTV704 Media Issues
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing
RTV270 Improvisation Skills
RTV312 Advanced Digital Audio
RTV335 Sales and Marketing II
RTV595 Advanced Announcing
RTV614 Advanced Radio News
 

* Full credit subject offered weeks 1–7 only.
** Full credit subject offered weeks 8–14 only.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
RAD101 Introduction to Radio Programming 2
RTV101 Introduction to Broadcasting 1
RTV111 Radio Production I 3
RTV112 Introduction to Sound 2
RTV141 Media Writing 3
RTV170 Introduction to New Media 2
RTV195 Announcing Skills I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC394 Effective Business Writing 3
RTV172 New Media II 2
RTV201 Industry Relations 2
RTV211 Radio Production II 3
RTV212 Digital Audio 2
RTV295 Announcing Skills II 3
RTV518 Music Programming 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
RAD142 * Copywriting for Radio 3
RTV173 Advanced New Media-Radio 2
RTV225 ** Radio Promotions 3
RTV311 Radio Production III 3
RTV325 Sales and Marketing 3
RTV395 Announcing Skills III 3
RTV514 Radio News 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
RTV411 Radio Production IV 1
RTV412 Radio Documentary 2
RTV494 Intro to Talk Radio 2
RTV495 Announcing Skills IV 3
RTV511 Radio Station Operations 3
RTV704 Media Issues 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing 3
RTV270 Improvisation Skills 3
RTV312 Advanced Digital Audio 3
RTV335 Sales and Marketing II 3
RTV595 Advanced Announcing 3
RTV614 Advanced Radio News 3
 

* Full credit course offered weeks 1-7 only.
** Full credit course offered weeks 8-14 only.

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: Jim Carr
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33179
Jim.Carr@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Michelle Grimes
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440
Michelle.Grimes@senecacollege.ca
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