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    Broadcasting - Television

(Joint Seneca/York)

Program Code:RTYT
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

This is 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:

  • Completion of 2 years of a B.A. program or three years of an honours B.A. program at York University


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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 universities and colleges:


For more information, please visit our website at

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


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
choose one of:
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing 3
RTV270 Improvisation Skills 3
RTV328 Television: Sales, Marketing, and Management 2
RTV600 High Definition Videography 4

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 TV 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
and ONE of the following
Advanced Media Writing
Improvisation Skills
Television: Sales, Marketing, 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

For more information, please visit:
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Thomas Hein
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Tina Tuzi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Blair Richardson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33199
Program Coordinator: Ted Ambrose
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33298
Program Chair: Michelle Grimes
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440
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