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  • Broadcasting - Radio

    Broadcasting - Radio

(Joint Seneca/York)

Program Code:RTYR
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

As a student in Broadcasting - Radio, you’ll gain pre–professional training in radio production and presentation skills necessary for a career as a radio announcer, radio station disc jockey, music programmer, radio scriptwriter or radio broadcaster.

You’ll acquire a high degree of competency that will enable you to begin your career within the broadcast industry. Your studies will focus on fundamental skills in on–air presentation, script writing and audio production necessary to create and produce effective radio programming. You are best suited for this program if you are interested in radio broadcasting in the context of radio stations.

Field Placement

You’ll benefit from the real work experience gained in one hundred hours of field placement in a professional broadcast setting. This component of the curriculum is both critical to your career success and a requirement for graduation.

Joint Program with York University

This is a joint program which allows students to earn a Seneca diploma in Broadcasting – Radio and a York University Bachelor of Arts degree. This program is for students who have completed two years of a B.A. program or three years of an honours B.A. program at York University. Information on the joint program may be obtained from the Advising Centre, Faculty of Arts, York University or from the Admissions Office, Seneca College.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Completion of two years of a B.A. program or three years of an honours B.A. program at York University. Information on the joint program may be obtained from the Advising Centre, Faculty of Arts, York University, or from the Admissions Office, Seneca College.


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Your Career

Launch your career in radio. Graduates from our Broadcasting – Radio (RTYR) program pursue careers in radio stations as radio show hosts, producers, scriptwriters, or sales and promotions staff. With your RTYR diploma, you’ll also find opportunities in audio production houses, training departments of companies, corporations, school boards, fire and police departments, or government.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following universities:


  • Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC)
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)
  • Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB)
  • Industrial Television Association (ITVA Canada)
  • Radio Marketing Bureau (RMB)
  • Corporate Television Association
  • Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
  • Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE)

Important Academic Dates

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Currently under review.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
RAD101 Introduction to Radio Programming 2
RTV101 Introduction to Broadcasting 1
RTV111 Radio Production I 3
RTV112 Introduction to Sound 2
RTV141 Media Writing 3
RTV170 Introduction to New Media 2
RTV195 Announcing Skills I 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC394 Effective Business Writing 3
RTV172 New Media II 2
RTV201 Industry Relations 2
RTV211 Radio Production II 3
RTV212 Digital Audio 2
RTV295 Announcing Skills II 3
RTV518 Music Programming 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
RAD142 * Copywriting for Radio 3
RTV173 Advanced New Media-Radio 2
RTV225 ** Radio Promotions 3
RTV311 Radio Production III 3
RTV325 Sales and Marketing 3
RTV395 Announcing Skills III 3
RTV514 Radio News 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
RTV411 Radio Production IV 1
RTV412 Radio Documentary 2
RTV494 Intro to Talk Radio 2
RTV495 Announcing Skills IV 3
RTV511 Radio Station Operations 3
RTV704 Media Issues 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
and one of the following
RTV143 Advanced Media Writing 3
RTV270 Improvisation Skills 3
RTV312 Advanced Digital Audio 3
RTV335 Sales and Marketing II (CRA course) 3
RTV595 Advanced Announcing 3

* Full credit course offered weeks 1-7 only.
** Full credit course offered weeks 8-14 only.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Introduction to Computers and Applications
Introduction to Radio Programming
Introduction to Broadcasting
Radio Production I
Introduction to Sound
Media Writing
Introduction to New Media
Announcing Skills I
Semester 2
Effective Business Writing
New Media II
Industry Relations
Radio Production II
Digital Audio
Announcing Skills II
Music Programming
General Education Option
Semester 3
Copywriting for Radio*
Advanced New Media - Radio
Radio Promotions**
Radio Production III
Sales and Marketing
Announcing Skills III
Radio News
General Education Option
Semester 4
Radio Production IV
Radio Documentary
Intro to Talk Radio
Announcing Skills IV
Radio Station Operations
Media Issues
General Education Option
and ONE of the following
Advanced Announcing
Advanced Media Writing
Improvisation Skills
Advanced Digital Audio
Sales and Marketing II (CRA course)

* Full credit subject offered weeks 1–7 only.

** Full credit subject offered weeks 8–14 only.

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Contact Us

For more information, please visit:
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Thomas Hein
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Tina Tuzi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Jim Carr
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33179
Program Chair: Michelle Grimes
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440
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