In Humber’s Radio and Media Production graduate certificate program, students develop the skills to make entertaining and engaging broadcasts and podcasts. Imagine combining the experience of your degree or diploma with new skills in audio storytelling and broadcasting. Graduates of our program are working in all aspects of radio and podcast production across Canada. Many are instrumental in some of Canada's most popular podcasts, and some have been recognized at the 2019 Canadian Podcasting Awards.
Students get hands-on experience in radio and audio production studio techniques; on-air announcing, newscast performance and sports reporting; hosting live music and public affairs programs; writing stories, shows, commercials and scripts, radio programming and promotions; interviewing techniques and more. They produce exciting audio and visual content including video and podcasts in Humber’s leading-edge production studios.
Students learn about the latest trends and developments in broadcasting and podcasting, and prepare for careers in media production including on-air, on-camera, online and social media. They create original digital audio content and experience the thrill of having their work distributed by broadcast on the radio, podcast streaming or other means including social media.
Students take intensive classes and workshops with expert faculty where they apply their new skills to studio and broadcast operations. By second semester, students can choose to perform live in our streaming or broadcast radio stations as a music host, newscaster or announcer. Hands-on training in on-air performance is provided through Humber’s student radio station, on 96.9FM, which is also streamed online and through various listening apps. Alternatively, students can choose to focus on creative studio production techniques and on-air operations.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Tell informative and entertaining stories using audio and other related digital media suitable for dissemination via various media.
Perform and broadcast on-air in a variety of scripted and non-scripted ways to engage target listeners on multiple platforms.
Make Innovative audio media applying historical traditions and emerging societal imperatives for a variety of audiences.
Comply with regulatory obligations and ethical practices in the radio business.
Produce audio and other digital content using appropriate software and hardware.
Collaborate professionally to strategize innovative radio programming and promotion that is engaging and achieves identified business targets.
This program includes a work placement component to give students an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in their area of interest in the radio and audio production industries. The 160 hour placement is done in the summer semester after two semesters of study and practice.
Student Work: Audio drama, Podcast, Radio
Feature: The Story of Studio 212; original production by Clare Bonnyman
Student work: Radio Documentary/Non-fiction audio "Lunness Road" by Nadine Lowes and Charles Renshaw - received an award from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada
Student work: A Video "Love Letter to Radio" - Do Not Go Into Radio by Danielle d'Entremont (for creative content course, which includes video skills)
Student collaboration, testimonial to their experience in the post-grad Radio program from spring 2017; unsolicited, done on their own initiative
Paul Cross' (Program Coordinator) on-air career spans four decades, as an award-winning newscaster, reporter, music host, talk show host and documentary maker.
Cross Talk comes from desktop studio of Radio professor Paul Cross. Part commentary, part media analysis, Cross Talk is a series that drops as issues in Radio and mass media coverage of current events arise.
Radio and podcasting are thriving fields around the world. With our program behind you, you’ll have what it takes to succeed in the radio and podcasting industries. Our graduates work as music and talk show hosts, podcast producers, voice-over artists and announcers, creative writers and producers, news and sports personalities and reporters, audio and content producers, program managers, and industry executives.
Recent grads have launched their new careers in podcasting at enterprises including E-One Entertainment, Canada Land, independent productions, and in radio broadcasting at CBC Radio, Bell Media radio stations, 680 News, MyFM, Corus Radio, Zoomer Radio and other radio stations across Canada.
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Noon Concert: Hilario Duran Contumbao
Wed, October 30, 2019 | 12:15 PM
Humber Music hosts a free noon-hour concert series. This week will showcase Hilario Duran Contumbao.
Multiple JUNO Award-winner Hilario Durán grew up in Havana in a musical family surrounded by a variety of diverse musical influences on a daily basis. He began working as a professional musician in Cuba’s Los Papa Cun-Cun Ensemble and in a variety of musical formats. Later on, in the 70s, Durán was Chucho Valdés’ chosen successor in Cuba’s most modern big band, Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna. Hilario toured worldwide and performed with Dizzy Gillespie and Michel Legrand, among many others, and as part of Arturo Sandoval’s band where he was pianist/keyboardist, arranger and musical director for 9 years. Hilario is an adjunct piano professor and ensemble director at Humber College. Contumbao is his most recent recording as a band leader.
Humber and the Pulitzer Centre Create Data Journalism Grant
Thu, September 19, 2019
Humber's storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting have created the storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent journalism.
It is the most extensive grant dedicated to Canadian data-driven journalism.
The grant supports projects related to essential and underserved topics affecting Canadians. For the inaugural grant, Humber and Pulitzer are accepting proposals for stories related to Indigenous lands and property rights. The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a freelance journalist or team of journalists to explore a related story from a data-driven perspective.
"Opportunities for enterprise, data-driven journalism in this country are few and far between," says David Weisz, director of storyLAB at Humber College and professor in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts. "Especially when it comes to covering Indigenous issues, where the cost of travel alone can cause newsrooms to lose their appetite for a particular story. This grant is to ensure that these important stories get told and told properly."
This grant opportunity is now open, and applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals by October 31, 2019. The winner(s) of the grant will be honoured at a cocktail reception on November 15, 2019.
Humber’s storyLAB leverages the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts to create collaborative opportunities between Humber staff, students and industry partners. Humber’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts is committed to fostering data journalism, most recently creating and hosting Data Driven, a data journalism symposium for coders, investigative reporters, developers and data advocates.
Humber Film alumni, professor among 2019 Directors Guild nominees
Wed, September 18, 2019
When the 2019 Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Award nominations were announced on September 11, Humber Film was well represented.
Alumni were recognized in four categories for their work as directors, film editors and sound editors. The alumni nominees include
Also nominated is professor and Post-Production program co-ordinator Lara Johnston in the Best Picture Editing – Feature Film category for her work on Mouthpiece. Lara previously won a Canadian Cinema Editors Award for her work on this film.
The DGC Awards will be presented at the DGC Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
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Fall 2019 Open House
Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.
Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!
General Sessions & Campus Tours
The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.
School Program Sessions, Tours and Information Booths
Don't just imagine where you'll be studying at Humber, come see for yourself. Program sessions and lab tours offer a better understanding of the learning environment. Staff will provide detailed information about your program, the scope of the industry today and where your education could take you. Feel free to ask questions about your program, curriculum, career and placement opportunities.
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.
Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition
Mon, May 27, 2019
The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts would like to congratulate four of our students who won at Skills Ontario this spring.
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