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Radio and Media Production


Ontario Graduate Certificate


Program Code: RM511

Campus: North

Length: 3 semesters starting in September

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.

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.

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 3 requirements:

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    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 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.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for three semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,411.22
  • international: $19,615.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $2,177.08
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $2,705.70
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $2,177.08
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $2,705.70
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $440.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $0.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $0.00
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $440.00

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $9,278.88
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $9,807.50
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $9,278.88
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $9,807.50
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $440.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $0.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $0.00
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $440.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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

Additional Costs

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

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Raquel Benitez Rojas

, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
416.675.6622 ext.

73098

raquel.benitezrojas@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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Print/Download Date: December 5, 2022