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Broadcasting Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Broadcaster

A career in broadcasting is an opportunity to step into the spotlight; but whether it’s radio or television broadcasting, much of a broadcaster’s day-to-day activities will take place behind the scenes. From pre- to post-production, a broadcasting career can mean working unconventional hours and developing a keen nose for what works in the business.

If you see yourself as an on-air personality and are willing to put in the hard work necessary for a broadcasting education, here’s what you need to know. More

Broadcasting Courses

Television, radio and other specialized broadcasting programs at Ontario colleges teach students all facets of the industry. You’ll take classes on scriptwriting, audio or video production, editing and on-air presentation, so you’ll come away with the skills needed to plan and implement a successful broadcast.

You’ll also study the various areas of broadcasting, from news, entertainment and sports to commercials and advertising. Coaching from instructors will help you learn flexibility in your presentation.

Hands-on training on college radio or television stations will give you the practical experience you need and will help you become familiar with broadcasting equipment. Many Ontario colleges also offer a work placement as part of the curriculum, so you can get a true experience of the on-air environment.

For those interested in the technical side of this industry, broadcast engineering technology programs focus on designing and creating broadcast networks and facilities, where students will maintain IT systems and ensure systems are working to their full ability.

General Broadcasting Program Requirements

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a grade 12 English credit is required for broadcasting programs. Additional requirements will vary, though any experience in the field of broadcasting, theatre or creative writing is an asset.

Programs offered at the graduate certificate level require a diploma or degree in a related field.

Broadcasting Jobs and Salaries

There are numerous career paths for those trained in broadcasting, some of which include:

  • Public or private broadcasting
  • Web broadcasting, television broadcasting or radio broadcasting (including deejaying)
  • Post-production studio work
  • Working in the audio / visual department for an established company

Other opportunities with cable and specialty networks are also available.

Salaries in the field are difficult to predict. Graduates of broadcasting programs at Ontario colleges have an average starting salary of between $25,000 and $30,000 per year. Salaries for on-air personalities vary depending on the level of success and experience.

Ontario Colleges Offering Broadcasting Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of broadcasting programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Bachelor (Honours) of Creative Writing and Publishing SHERIDAN MISSISSAUGA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor (Honours) of Creative Writing and Publishing


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBCWP
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcast - Radio CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcast - Radio


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1168
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcast - Radio LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcast - Radio


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RADB
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcast Television/Videography HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcast Television/Videography


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 11581
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcasting - Radio FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Radio


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BRR2
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcasting - Radio HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Radio


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 04851
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcasting - Radio SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Radio


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTVR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Broadcasting - Radio (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Radio (For Applicants Currently Attending York University)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTYR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcasting - Radio (Post Grad) HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Radio (Post Grad)


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 04551
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0122
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0122
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0122
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television SENECA SENECA@YORK WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Broadcasting - Television


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTVT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Television


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTVT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Broadcasting - Television


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTVT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television (for applicants currently attending York University) SENECA SENECA@YORK WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Broadcasting - Television (for applicants currently attending York University)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTYT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Television (For Applicants Currently Attending York University)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTYT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television (For Applicants Currently Attending York University) SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Broadcasting - Television (For Applicants Currently Attending York University)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: RTYT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 651
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 651
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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