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Broadcasting - Television

Available: Winter, Fall

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.



4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

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)

Related Careers


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

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


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.


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

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Co-ordinator

Ted Ambrose 416.491.5050 ext. 33298

Program Chair

Beth Agnew 416.491.5050 ext. 33440


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