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Radio and Media Production

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Program Code: RM511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 3 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personCurrent Students can view program delivery details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Details

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, 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

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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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.  


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Work Placement

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 (minimum) work placement may be completed full time in the third semester. 

The Humber Advantage

Studio 212

Student Work: Audio drama, Podcast, Radio

Feature: The Story of Studio 212; original production by Clare Bonnyman

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Student Work: Radio Imaging – A Radio station imaging spot by Lou Attia

96.9 fm radio

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

96.9 fm radio

Student work: Audio Drama, Podcast, Radio

Feature: Kings - Short original drama by Stephen Boyles

Danielle d'Entremont

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)

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Student collaboration, testimonial to their experience in the post-grad Radio program from spring 2017; unsolicited, done on their own initiative

Paul Cross

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.

Expert Faculty

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Our professors have extensive experience at the top levels of their radio and podcasting fields and share their expertise with infectious enthusiasm. Program co-ordinator Paul Cross is an award-winning veteran radio broadcaster (CHUM, The Canadian Press, CFRB) with an MA in New Media and Society. Professors are drawn from the radio and podcast community, including Kate Evans (CBC Podcast Playlist), Neil Mathur (CHUM, EZ Rock, Classical 96), Dean Sinclair (consultation, Humber radio station manager), Errol Nazareth (CBC Radio Big City, Small World), Jane Brown (AM740), Dani Elwell (Jazzcast.ca, voice-over artist), Adam Karch (Bell Media), Wayne Williams (Corus Radio, W2 Multimedia), and Elvira Caria (voice actor, emcee, Q107).

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Paul Cross
Paul's achievements in radio news and documentaries have been recognized by the New York Festivals and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. His broadcast career includes newscasting on radio stations including CFRB Newstalk 1010, 1050 CHUM, CHUMFM and AM640. National newscasts he wrote and anchored have been aired on CHUM group and Broadcast News/Canadian Press stations throughout Canada. His podcast catalogue includes "Cross Talk" - a series on media history, commentary and analysis. His research is focused on local radio in times of local crisis. Paul's work with students includes news and sports reporting, interviewing, podcasting, documentaries and audio drama.

Your Career

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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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Waitlisted

Creative Arts & Design Events

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Humber

Mon, April 19, 2021 to Thu, June 03, 2021
Online

Current is a festival of arts, media and design showcasing the work of graduating students from the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts.

Featuring live and recorded performances, screenings, exhibits, networking events, and portfolio shows, Current celebrates the ingenuity and professionalism of an electric group of storytellers. Connect with them at humbercurrent.ca starting April 19, or visit the website now to reserve your free ticket to a live event!

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Creative Arts & Design Success Stories

Grad Feature: Alfredo Films - Alexander, Holly and Shivam

Grad Feature: Alfredo Films - Alexander, Holly and Shivam

Wed, April 07, 2021

Alexander Henry, Holly Rowden, and Shivam Pandya graduated from the Bachelor of Film and Media Production in 2016.

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Grad Feature: Cassandra DePetrillo

Grad Feature: Cassandra DePetrillo

Wed, April 07, 2021

Cassandra DePetrillo has been working in the film and television industry since she graduated from the Film and Television Production program in 2011.

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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News

Maria Saba Wins 2020 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

Maria Saba Wins 2020 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

School for Writers

Mon, October 26, 2020

Meet thethe recipient of the 2020 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship, Maria Saba.

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Industry Insights – Three Questions for Three Leaders

Industry Insights – Three Questions for Three Leaders

Tue, October 20, 2020

We spoke with three industry professionals and heard their thoughts on how the industry is changing and what students can do to keep up and stand out.

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Program Events

Current

Current

Humber

Mon, April 19, 2021 to Thu, June 03, 2021
Online

Current is a festival of arts, media and design showcasing the work of graduating students from the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts.

Featuring live and recorded performances, screenings, exhibits, networking events, and portfolio shows, Current celebrates the ingenuity and professionalism of an electric group of storytellers. Connect with them at humbercurrent.ca starting April 19, or visit the website now to reserve your free ticket to a live event!

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Program News

World Audio Drama Day 2020

World Audio Drama Day 2020

Fri, October 30, 2020

October 30th is World Audio Drama Day. To celebrate, we're singling out standout original dramas created by our Broadcasting- Radio students.

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No news at this time.

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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 2 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

     

    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 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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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Dual-Core i5 Dual-Core i7 or more
OS Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer
Memory 8GB 16GB
Storage 250 GB SSD 500GB SSD
Monitor 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080 or higher
Other Headphones, USB Microphone, High-speed internet access, Warranty External Sound interface with XLR and Phantom, USB Microphone, Headphones, High-speed internet access, Warranty

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Paul Cross, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4017
paul.cross@humber.ca

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,831.98
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$750 – $1,000 for books and equipment including an approved portable digital audio recorder, microphone and studio headphones.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit 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.

Pathways

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

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Paul Cross, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4017
paul.cross@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.

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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