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Radio and Media Production

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Program Code: RM511
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: N/A
Program Length: 3 semesters
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Program Overview

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
  • podcast hosting
  • newscast performance and sports reporting
  • hosting live music and public affairs programs
  • writing stories, shows, commercials and scripts
  • radio programming
  • 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 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. Students will focus on creative studio production techniques and on-air operations and on virtual online production techniques.

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Courses

At Humber, courses are delivered in a variety of formats:

In-Person - An in-person course is delivered fully on campus.

Online Asynchronous (A) - An online asynchronous course has no fixed class schedule and allows students to engage with the course at different times according to their needs. Faculty provide modules, which are completed independently by the students according to established deadlines.

Online Synchronous (S) - An online synchronous course is delivered fully online and requires faculty and students to participate in real-time according to a fixed schedule. Classes are scheduled for a specific day and time.

Hybrid - A hybrid course is a combination of in-person and online classes and follows a set schedule. Students must be available to attend in-person classes at scheduled times during the semester.

The chart below outlines the delivery options available for each course in this program, by campus. For some academic terms, there may be more than one delivery option available. You’ll be able to select your preferred options when building your course schedule during open enrolment. Preferences for course delivery will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Some Humber programs are also delivered fully online, where all courses are delivered online.

International students: the impact of studying from outside of Canada on Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility differs significantly based on when you start your program. Please review the PGWP eligibility before choosing your program and course delivery.

Course code and Name Delivery Type by Location
Course Code Course Name North Lakeshore IGS DL/Online
Semester 1
RAMP 5000 Radio Performance - Announcing In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5001 Radio Content - News, Sports, Current Affairs In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5002 Studio Operation Basics Hybrid
In-Person
N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5003 Writing for Radio and Media In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5004 Podcast and Feature Production In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5005 The World of Radio In-Person N/A N/A N/A
Semester 2
RAMP 5501 On-air Programming - Station Operations In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5502 Studio Proficiency In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5503 Effective Speaking In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5504 Program Making - Radio Lab In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5505 Audience, Ratings and Revenue - The Business of Radio In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5506 Digital Content Creation In-Person N/A N/A N/A
RAMP 5507 Professional Practice - Work Placement Preparation Online (A)
Online (S)
N/A N/A N/A
Semester 3
RAMP 5508 Field Experience - Radio and Media Production TBD N/A N/A N/A

Work-Integrated Learning  

Students will participate in a mandatory which takes place in the last semester of study. After completing a field experience preparation course, students will be supported in marketing themselves to prospective employers in order to find a field experience that aligns with their personal career goals.

The Humber Advantage

Stories in Sound: Humber Radio Graduate Panel and Information Session with Kym Geddes

Watch the “Stories in Sound” Info Session to learn more about the Radio and Media Production graduate program.

Studio 212

Student Work: Audio drama, Podcast, Radio

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

96.9 fm radio

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.

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Paul Cross

Paul Cross is a podcaster, broadcaster, documentary maker and professor. His podcast catalogue includes Cross Talk, a series on media history, commentary and analysis with an emphasis on audio media and the importance of listening, and The Erasure of Race: The Killing of Howard Joel Munroe, a collaboration released beginning in May 2021. He has presented feature workshops on specialized aspects of podcasting at Podcamp Toronto in 2019 and 2020. 

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, CHUM FM and AM 640. National newscasts he wrote and anchored have been aired on CHUM group and Broadcast News/Canadian Press stations throughout Canada. 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, music program production and audio drama and transmedia storytelling.

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Kate Evans

Kate Evans is the senior producer and showrunner of CBC's Podcast Playlist and The CBC Podcast Showcase. She is also a podcast columnist with CBC Radio, sharing podcast recommendations and trends on-air across the country. Kate came to the CBC from the world of commercial radio (Indie88, CHUM). Her work was awarded a New York Festivals' Bronze Medal in 2017.

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Kym Geddes

Kym Geddes is a certified professional leadership coach and team facilitator.

Her areas of expertise include leadership development, team building, new leader integration, change management, executive presence, and impact and influence communication.

Kym has directed the largest award-winning news/talk radio newsroom in Canada, leading a team in all aspects of the department, including news gathering and story production efforts, and long-range content vision. She also anchored newscasts at the top-rated major market radio stations in Canada.

She was the first woman news director at Canada’s most influential news/talk radio station and was instrumental in leading a cultural transformation focused on diversity, inclusion, equality, and teamwork. She led a major digital transformation initiative and developed and implemented strategies to embrace new technologies and meet the needs of customers and the evolving media landscape.

Kym is a natural relationship builder who has cultivated an extensive professional network with newsmakers, public relations agencies, media professionals, and the business community.

Throughout her career she has been the recipient of numerous awards including multiple Radio Television Digital News Association Canada (RTDNA) awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award USA for Best National Newscast, Best Regional Newscast, and Breaking News. In addition, she received the Distinguished Service Award RTDNA Canada in recognition of outstanding contribution in the continued success of the association and exemplary distinguished service rendered for the benefit and advancement of electronic and digital journalism.

Kym received her certified profession coach designation through the International Coach Federation’s accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and she is an Energy Leadership Index master practitioner.

She has completed numerous leadership programs including Franklin Covey: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results; Franklin Covey: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; and the University of Toronto’s EQ leadership certification.

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Neil Mathur

Neil loves radio. He built his own radio station in the basement as a kid just so he could play songs and talk on the air. In high school, Neil volunteered at McMaster University’s CFMU-FM and knew radio was his calling.

While a student at University of Toronto, Neil developed his radio skills at CHML and CHUM. On-air work followed in Montreal at The Weather Network and 990 CKIS. Neil was music director and assistant program director at Toronto's 97.3 EZ Rock and program director for Classical FM 96.3.

He also consults for media companies looking to grow their relevance and for podcasters refining their craft.

Neil earned his MA in Communication at Emerson College, Boston.

As a student of improv, you can find Neil on stage at Toronto comedy clubs as a member of The Assembly.

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Errol Nazareth

Errol Nazareth is a music journalist and the host of two shows on CBC Radio: Frequencies, which airs across Canada every Tuesday on CBC Music, and Big City Small World, which airs across the GTA every Saturday on CBC Radio One.
He's been playing professionally with words for over 20 years and has written for The Toronto Sun and the alternative weeklies NOW Magazine and Eye Weekly.

Errol teaches in Humber's radio programs, as well as two Media Writing courses and a Music Journalism course at Centennial College. He has also taught journalism at Centennial and at Ryerson University.

He’s judged three butter tart festivals in Ontario over the last few years and counts Public Enemy's Chuck D as a close friend.

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Dean Sinclair

Radio enthusiast forever. 
Student talent audio whisperer.
Radio station whisperer.
Work horse -- not a show horse.
Love amazing stories.
Love the gig!

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Wayne Williams

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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