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Radio, Broadcasting

Ministry Title: Broadcasting - Radio

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 04851Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,754.50
  • international: $16,532.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $8,056.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,530.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $8,056.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,530.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $8,056.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,530.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $8,056.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,530.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Professional Communication

Royal Roads University and Humber College have agreed to facilitate the block transfer of graduates of the following Humber diploma programs:

  • Broadcasting-Radio
  • Broadcasting - Television/Videography
  • Journalism
  • Media Communications

into the third year of Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication. Humber graduates applying for such transfer credit must have met all entrance criteria to the BA in Professional Communication program. Entrance to all programs at Royal Roads University is on a competitive basis.

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Phone: 250.391.2528
Toll free: 1.877.778.6227

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Media - Radio - Digital - Audio and Broadcast Production

Humber students who have successfully completed the Braodcasting Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements will be granted 36 credit points (1.5 years) towards the Bachelor of Media - Radio, Digital, Audio and Broadcast Production at Macquarie University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BA (Hons) Media Production

Humber Graduates who have successfully completed the Humber College Broadcast Television/Videography and/or the Broadcasting Radio Diploma programs and who have achieved an overall Grade Point Average of 2.3 or 64%, will be granted Advanced Standing into the Sunderland Programme BA (Hons) Media Production (Year 2).  Any Humber student wishing to apply to a Sunderland Programme must apply for the Sunderland Programme through UCAS or directly to the University via online.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Neil Mathur, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4913
neil.mathur@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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Humber’s Broadcasting - Radio diploma program is designed to prepare you for the performative, creative, technical and business aspects of the radio and audio world. You will learn about radio station operations, broadcast and production equipment, and the fundamentals of gathering, writing, producing, and delivering content for all genres of radio and podcasting. You will also gain in-demand skills in station management, sales, marketing, news, programming and market research.

Your studies will combine practical and theoretical aspects of radio broadcasting including effective speaking skills that can be applied to announcing, and news and sports delivery. You will also be trained in writing and producing for radio using industry software and audio equipment - to fully prepare you for a variety of careers in radio.

Students in our program contribute to 96.9 FM Radio Humber, our fully licensed campus and community radio station, regulated by the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Our signal transmits in the GTA and our station can be heard world-wide via radio.humber.ca. Your radio broadcasting education will include the opportunity to contribute to Radio Humber by creating original content in our digital studios and bringing it to life for our listeners.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Create radio productions and audio content, in studio and on location, using relevant broadcasting equipment and related industry technologies.
  • Deliver, support and promote radio broadcast content via multiple platforms using a variety of media.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation of programming content for a variety of radio formats.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of radio broadcasts using appropriate relevant resources, tools and equipment which meet current industry standards.
  • Assist in promoting the a station’s brand and generating revenues through a variety of marketing and advertising sales activities.
  • Plan and prepare interviews, scripts and reporting content for use in radio broadcasts.
  • Use business skills and accepted industry practices in the completion of tasks and projects.
  • Keep current with the needs of the broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
  • Perform all work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations, legislation, industry standards and company policies.
  • Present live programming on air to relay various types of information and stories in different formats.


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Work Placement

Students will participate in a mandatory work placement during the last semester of study. Our placement partners include 680 News, Global News Radio 640 Toronto, KiSS 92.5, Rogers Sportsnet 590 The FAN, 102.1 The Edge, Indie 88, Z103.5 FM, Newstalk 1010, and CBC Radio, among others.

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Expert Faculty

Broadcasting - Radio professors are broadcasting and podcasting media professionals with substantial experience. They are award-winning producers, writers, marketers and salespeople who bring real-world currency to the program. Professors include program co-ordinator Neil Mathur, who has worked on the content side of radio at stations such as Toronto’s CHUM, EZ Rock, and Classical 96.3 FM; Sheila Walsh, who is active in Toronto’s voiceover industry and is heard on local stations such as CFRB; and Paul Cross, a noted newsperson who has worked at CHUM, Canadian Press, and now at CFRB.

Your Career

Turn up the volume on your future with a radio broadcasting education from Humber.

Radio and podcasting are thriving fields with hundreds of radio stations across Ontario and thousands more across Canada, the U.S., and the digital and satellite space. With your diploma, you’ll have what it takes to succeed on air and behind the scenes. Our graduates work as music and talk show hosts, news and sports anchors and reporters, podcasters, audio and content producers, sales and marketing representatives, and music and program directors at stations across Canada including prominent Toronto stations such as KiSS 92.5, CHUM 104.5, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Indie 88.1, 102.1 the Edge, Newstalk 1010, 680News and CBC Radio.

Follow in the footsteps of media personality George Stroumboulopoulos and hundreds of other Humber radio alumni who are household names in their communities and across Canada.

Program Availability

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September 2020 North Open Open

Humber

Noon Concert: Avi Granite Sextet

Noon Concert: Avi Granite Sextet

Humber

Wed, November 13, 2019 | 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Lakeshore

Humber Music hosts a free noon-hour concert series. This week's guest is the Avi Granite Sextet.

Avi Granite is a guitarist and composer best known for his Toronto-based improvisational sextet AG:6. Granite calls New York City home where his work is performed by his NYC-based quartet Verse and experimental project Graphic Tongue. Granite has performed around the globe and studied with some of the best musicians in the world including Joe Lovano, John Scofield and Chris Potter. Playwrights and string quartets have commissioned him as a composer. Honoured as guest lecturer at several universities, Granite has developed creative workshops for corporate education and taught students as young as 3 years old. He is sole proprietor of the boutique record label Pet Mantis Records.

  • When: November 13, 2019 at 12:15 pm
  • Where: Lakeshore Auditorium - Lakeshore Campus, A128 (3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8V 1K8)
  • Cost: Free
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Humber

World Audio Drama Day

World Audio Drama Day

Wed, October 30, 2019

October 30th, the anniversary of the War of the Worlds broadcast, is World Audio Drama Day.

To celebrate, we're singling out three standout original dramas created by Radio and Media Production students for a second-semester course. 

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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts Events

Fall 2019 Open House

Fall 2019 Open House

Humber

Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Lakeshore, North

See the Open House schedule for Media & Creative Arts programs and plan your visit!

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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News

Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists

Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists

Thu, June 13, 2019

96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.

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