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Broadcasting - Radio

Available: Fall

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

Program Code: RTYR

Seneca College and York University offer 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.

More information on RTYR can be found here.

Campus

Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

Launch your career in radio. Graduates from our Broadcasting – Radio (RTVR) program pursue careers in radio stations as radio show hosts, producers, scriptwriters, or sales and promotions staff. With your RTVR diploma, you'll also find opportunities in audio production houses, training departments of companies, 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)
  • 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)
  • 105.9 THE REGION

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Details of how to complete and submit your applicant profile and your writing sample will be mailed shortly after we receive your application. Although not required for admission, you may prepare and submit two or three portfolio pieces such as photographs, written work, videos, audio or blogs with your profile.

Additional Requirements

  • Online applicant profile and writing sample
  • Optional: 2 – 3 portfolio pieces

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$4,550

Tuition – International

$15,497

Book & Supply Costs

$750


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Angela Li 416.491.5050 ext. 22036 Angela.Li@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Jim Carr 416.491.5050 ext. 33179 Jim.Carr@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Beth Agnew 416.491.5050 ext. 33133 Beth.Agnew@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network