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Location
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in September 2020. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

About the Program

Note: You can also pursue the concurrent credential Broadcasting – Radio program offered by Seneca and York University where you can earn a Seneca diploma and a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In this two-year Broadcasting – Radio diploma program, you will experience engaging, hands-on learning that focuses on the principles of on-air presentation, script-writing and audio production. Your interest in radio broadcasting will blend well with the pre-professional training that you will receive in radio production and presentation.   

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Radio production
  • Media writing

  • Music programming 

  • Sales and marketing 

  • Copywriting for radio 

Work Experience

Field Placement

You will 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.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Radio show host
  • Producer

  • Scriptwriter 

  • Promotional staff

  • Positions in production houses, training departments and school boards

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

Student Works and Experiences

Success Story

David Common

“The biggest thing for me was the technical aspect. It gave me a leg up because I entered the business at the dawn of video journalism. If you wanted an entry-level job, you had to bring more to the table. Those skills certainly helped.”

David Common
Broadcasting – Radio, Broadcasting – Television

Read David's success story