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    Broadcasting - Radio

(Joint Seneca/York)

Program Code:RTYR
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Fall,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

As a student in RTVR, 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.

Program Learning Outcomes:

This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Collaborate in the planning and preparing of accurate radio programming.
  • Produce radio programming in an efficient manner.
  • Correctly operate broadcast technology software.
  • Function effectively as part of a team in the delivery of radio programming.
  • Apply organizational, cost control, marketing, and time management skills to complete tasks efficiently and meet deadlines in the workplace.
  • Ensure that all work is completed in compliance with applicable laws, statutory obligations, regulations, and industry principles and practices.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency with technological changes.
  • Critically evaluate the quality of product being presented for broadcast.

Essential Employability Skills:

Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Seneca College and York University offer 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.

Fees

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Your Career

Launch your career in radio. Graduates from this program pursue careers in radio stations as radio show hosts, producers, scriptwriters, and sales and promotions staff. You’ll also find opportunities in audio production houses, training departments of companies, corporations, school boards, fire and police departments and government.

Diploma to Degree... and Beyond

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

Joint Program - Seneca College and York University

Program Code: RTYR

Seneca College and York University offer 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.

Affiliations and Associations

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

General Education

One of the general education subjects must be a literature subject for which EAC150 is the pre-requisite.

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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.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.

Curriculum

Curriculum currently under review.

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
RTV595 Advanced Announcing 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

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

Contact Us

For more information, please visit: http://sca.senecac.on.ca.
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Margita Petersons
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22804
Email: Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Julie Leong
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
Email: Julie.Leong@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Tina Tuzi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
Email: Tina.Tuzi@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Jim Carr
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33179
Email: Jim.Carr@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Kim O'Hare
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33440
Email: Kim.Ohare@senecacollege.ca
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