Taught course

Broadcasting - Radio

Institution
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning · Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree.

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Radio reaches 95 per cent of the world’s population every day and is alive and as vital as ever. In 2016, the United Nations recognized the role of local radio in communities around the world as a life-saving source of local information during times of crisis.

If you love radio broadcasting, Humber’s Broadcasting – Radio graduate certificate program can help you develop the skills to make engaging and entertaining radio. The only program of its kind in Canada, this program helps you become a successful broadcaster. Imagine combining the experience of your undergraduate discipline and life experience with your new-found radio broadcasting skills! Many of our graduates are now household names in their communities and within the broadcast industry.

You will get a real-world taste of what it takes to make good radio. In-depth courses give you hands-on experience in radio writing, announcing, production, management, sales, programming, promotion, market research, interviewing techniques, news and sports writing, broadcast journalism, radio reporting and performing, newscasting, and hosting live news and music programs. You will produce exciting digital content including video and podcasts in Humber’s radio production studios.

The curriculum is designed in collaboration with leading industry experts, ensuring you’re learning current and relevant material. Course content is always updated to reflect current needs, such as the relationship with social media and other new media. Our faculty is comprised of the top performers in their disciplines, shaping what you hear each day on the radio. They are on-air personalities, creative producers, writers, news and program directors and managers, and they want to share what they know with you. Once you have gained a taste of the different aspects of the industry in the first semester, you will choose one of four pathways in the second semester:

  • on-air announcing
  • news and public affairs
  • client services/creative production
  • marketing/sales and management.

Your pathway class meets weekly and requires at least one “station operations” lab in the radio station each week. For the rest of each week, you will study together with all other students in the program. Students entering the on-air announcing and news pathways will need high standing in related first-semester courses and will be required to audition.

Hands-on training is provided at Humber’s student radio station, 96.9 FM, which broadcasts to much of Toronto, Peel and York regions. You will create original content in our digital studios and then experience the thrill of bringing it to air to listeners everywhere via FM stereo radio and live Internet streaming.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
International
Email
international@humber.ca