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Program Code: 11581 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Broadcast Television/Videography (BRTV) diploma program will quickly prepare you for media content creation in technical operation and production roles. An intensive, behind-the-scenes look at broadcasting will give you a solid grounding in video production skills and broadcast standards. This program is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to work behind the scenes in television production and features a wide variety of courses, as well as field experience opportunities, empowering graduates for success in the broadcast industry.

You will learn about live studio and live remote broadcasting; single camera location shooting; video editing and audio mixing; and writing, planning and producing content. Your hands-on broadcasting education will be enriched by access to Humber’s high-definition television mobile truck - the most advanced of its kind among Ontario colleges. This compact 35-foot television facility features state-of-the-art broadcast equipment including the latest cameras, video production switcher, digital recording system, broadcast graphics software and editing facilities. Humber has a strong reputation in the television broadcasting industry. BRTV students regularly produce and live stream Humber Hawks varsity games and esport tournaments, fashion shows and live music.

 

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Operate industry standard production equipment, in studio and on location, to create television, video and/or web content for multiple platforms.
  2. Deliver television, video and digital or web content via multiple platforms in formats that meet current broadcast industry standards.
  3. Participate in the planning and preparation of television, mobile and/or Web productions that meet industry standards and regulations.
  4. Monitor and maintain the technical quality of productions during recording and broadcasts using resources, equipment and protocols which meet with industry standards.
  5. Participate in marketing activities to promote independent productions and/or a station’s brand and products.
  6. Plan and prepare interviews, scripts and reporting content for use in television, video or digital media productions.
  7. Use business skills and accepted industry practices in the creation of television, video and/or web productions.
  8. Keep current with the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
  9. Conduct work safely in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
  10. Use a variety of post-production skills and techniques to enhance and complete television, digital, web and/or video productions.


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Work Placement

Students will participate in a mandatory work placement which takes place in the last semester of study. After completing a work placement preparation course, students will be supported in marketing themselves to prospective employers in order to find a work placement that aligns with their personal career goals.Work placements can be in both operations and production at networks such as CBC, CTV, CityTV, Global, TSN, Sportsnet, MLSE and in progressive production companies including Insight, Cineflix and Blue Ant Media.

The Humber Advantage

The Faculty of Media & Creative Arts HD TV Mobile is a multi-camera television facility used for remote broadcast television production. The mobile contains all the high definition broadcast television equipment found in a television studio, but has the ability to travel to an event to cover it live.

It is a complete broadcast facility on wheels, with 6 HD broadcast television cameras, production switcher, audio console, camera control, digital recording and non-linear editing, slow motion replay and 3D graphic generator. It has the ability to record an event, or feed live to web stream, with satellite or terrestrial transmission.

The HD Television Mobile offers a “real-world” broadcast production experience for students, using “state-of-the-art” equipment found in similar industry facilities. Students learn and practice the exact skills that they will need after graduation.

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By The Book - Short Comedy

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Watch the video to see this interdisciplinary project that was developed in scriptwriting class, produced in production management class, shot for camera class, cut in editing class and mixed in audio class.


Basketball Saved My Life: Short Documentary

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Watch the video to see the project that was developed in Humber's Broadcast Televsion and Videography program.

Ben Kerr

Despite the on-going pandemic, our students are still participating in amazing WIL experiences!

Ben Kerr, a student in our Broadcast Television and Videography diploma program worked with NBC for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing! Working on-location and installing NBC's production set and cables, he contributed to the opening/closing ceremonies, hockey, figure skating, and more. Without his help, we may have never gotten to see this year's Olympics on NBC!

Thank you, Ben, for sharing your amazing WIL opportunity! #InspiredWIL #HumberWILPower

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John Johnson

Television Director, Technical Director, Video Operator.
Ryerson Radio and Television Arts, B.A.A.1990

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Craig Lapsley

Craig Lapsley began his professional life as a session drummer and recording studio owner in 1992, which led to a crossover into the television industry as an audio engineer. Craig has been teaching Audio Production and Live Studio/Remote in the Broadcast Television/Videography program since 2011 while also maintaining a busy freelance schedule in the broadcast industry. He works regularly with NBC, ESPN, Tennis Channel, MLB Network, NFL Films, Fox Sports, NBA Entertainment, and has worked on hundreds of albums at his own studio. Recurring broadcasts include Superbowl, NBA All Star, Masters Golf, French Open Tennis, NBC Olympics, and many more. Working on many of these events has earned Craig four Emmy Awards (2008 NBC Beijing Olympics, 2014 NBC Sochi Olympics, 2015 Fox Sports Women's World Cup, 2018 NFL Network Superbowl). The good fortune of working with these clients keeps Craig's knowledge on current technologies and workflows up to date, bringing these essential skills to his experiential approach to the classroom. Craig has a master's degree in learning and technology, an area of study that had a focus on using a diverse range of technologies to address different learning styles, and this has become a great asset in today's learning environment.

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Karen Young

Karen Young is a Canadian television producer of series and specials for TVOntario, YTV and the CBC. She has been teaching in the Broadcast Television/Videography program since 2010 and has a master's in Learning and Technology. Karen is also on the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Alumni Advisory Committee creating stories in support of WUSC’s vision for a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world. As professor and program co-ordinator, she enjoys working with emerging media talent on the creative and technical parts of production and helping to launch exciting careers. Karen believes television is a powerful storytelling medium and good stories can make our lives better.

Study Abroad

We have a variety of international initiatives that students can explore for credit or work placement hours. These vary every year and offer cultural experiences for students who crave to be inspired by different surroundings and cultures. 

Your Career

Put your life into action with a career behind the scenes in television production and videography. With Canada’s traditional and specialty broadcasters and online streaming services spending more than ever on Canadian programming, there’s never been a better time to explore opportunities in television and videography. Nor has there ever been a higher demand for media content. Graduates work throughout the industry, both in Toronto and across Canada. They work in various technical operation roles such as camera, audio, sound/picture editor, production assistant, technical director, floor director, and production roles such as researcher, writer, producer and director.

Discover the thrill of live-event broadcasting as you help bring to air professional sports, live concerts and community events.

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Behind the Game: Broadcast Television Videography at Humber

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Watch the video to see highlights of students working on a multi-camera mobile production for Live Remote Broadcasting class.


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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 4 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 all listed course requirements.

    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.

  • Questionnaire

  • Applicants are required to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire will identify your interest and knowledge of the industry. There are eight questions; all questions must be completed upon submission.

    Submission Instructions

  • 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

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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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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Quad-Core i5 Quad-Core i5 or i7
OS Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer
Memory 16GB 16GB
Storage 250GB SSD 500GB SSD
Monitor 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080 or higher
Other 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, 2GB GPU (Graphic Card), High-speed internet access, Warranty 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, 4GB GPU VRAM (Graphic Card), 2 x USB-C ports or more, High-speed internet access, Warranty

Contact Information

Karen Young, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4716
karen.young@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,759.88
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

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

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Contact Information

Karen Young, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4716
karen.young@humber.ca

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.

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