• code: BRCM
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Media, Art & Design (MAD)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
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      Digital Video Production

      Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media

      Broadcasting for Contemporary Media

      Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media

      Broadcasting for Contemporary Media

      Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media

      Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media

      The broadcasting industry has changed tremendously, and this program will provide you with the knowledge and practical experience to succeed in this rapidly evolving sector. Students in this program will develop interview skills; produce programs for radio, television and web-based media; and learn the use of social media broadcasting tools.


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      Program Description (Laptop program)

      NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

      Whether you’re interested in the creative, technical or business aspect of broadcasting in radio, television or web-based media, the two-year Broadcasting for Contemporary Media program offers the practical experience you need to excel in this fast-paced industry. Through community involvement and hands-on learning opportunities, you will explore mobile and emerging media and broadcasting methods, as well as marketing, entrepreneurial and management techniques.

      As a graduate you will be skilled in planning, preparing and hosting programs for a variety of traditional and contemporary media using current software and broadcast technologies, including blogging, Twitter and other forms of social media while working in compliance with media laws, property regulations and industry standards.

      This includes focusing on:

      • Broadcast equipment and operation
      • Business skills including management, marketing, sales, programming, promotion and market research
      • Hosting, reporting and interviewing
      • Production of current affairs, music, sports and talk shows for radio, television and the web
      • Radio station operations
      • Writing on-air reports and commercial scripts
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      Admission Requirements

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      Career Options


      • Camera operator
      • Electronic field producer (EFP)
      • Electronic news gatherer (ENG)
      • Mobile journalist
      • Radio/television director
      • Radio/television host
      • Radio/television producer
      • Radio/television studio technician
      • Television editor
      • Videographer


      • Entertainment television
      • Talk Radio
      • TV and radio outlets
      • Freelance and entrepreneurship in the fields of video and radio production
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      Program Costs

      YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
      Compulsory Ancillary


      Program Incidental$205$205
      Total Fees:$4,196$14,368

      Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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      Laptop Learning

      Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

      How laptop learning works:

      • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
      • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

      Please note: some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase.

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      Laptop Requirements

      Hardware requirements

      • iPod Touch 5th generation or newer or iPhone 5 or newer.

      Hardware recommendations

      For a complete list of hardware recommendations please review the Hardware recommendations and FAQ document.

      Software requirements

      NOTE: Membership in Adobe Creative Cloud™ is included in the Student Fees and will be available for new students in the first week of classes.


      Creative Cloud brings together everything you need to create your greatest work. One simple membership gives you and your classmates to the very latest versions of all the Adobe professional creative desktop applications like Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and more — plus new features and upgrades as soon as they're available. And that's just the beginning. With Creative Cloud™, everything you need to create intuitively and collaboratively is included.

      Free downloadable software (please download and install prior to the start of classes):


      • USB flash drive for storing smaller amounts of data
      • External hard disk USB or FireWire powered 1 TB or larger
      • DSLR camera that supports manual exposure and settings

      All students should have a Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable 2 meters long to connect to the campus network.

      NOTE: These requirements were accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change. Please be aware that hardware and software versions are subject to change and will be updated as needed.

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      Field Placement

      Your learning experience will be complemented by a seven-week field placement in the second semester where you will gain real-world experience at a radio or television station or through the online platform of a similar business.

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      Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

      Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities, including:

      Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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      48-Hour Film Challenge

      This fall you (and all of the students in your program) will participate in the second annual MAD 48–hour Film Challenge beginning on Tuesday October 10th, 2017! Over 500 students will participate in this year’s Challenge, under guidance from 38 staff and faculty.

      Here’s how it works: We’ll mix you and your colleagues all into small interdisciplinary groups with other participating MAD programs, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet students from a variety of disciplines across the School. A line of dialogue, a genre, a prop and a character type will be assigned to each group and must appear in your short film.

      Expectations and technical details will be discussed at a meeting in C113 on Tuesday, October 10th. The time of your specific meeting will be announced in class and posted on DC Connect (our online learning management system).

      All 50 films will be screened on Friday morning, October 13th at the Oshawa Cineplex Odeon, located at 1351 Grandview Street North. You can get there (using your student transit pass) on Durham Transit. Don’t miss this fun event!

      A jury of industry professionals will attend the screening and select the top films for each genre and the best overall film. There will be an awards presentation immediately following the screening. 

      If you have any questions or need assistance during the MAD 48–hour Film Challenge, technical staff and faculty will be available during regular school hours in rooms B105 and L223.

      *Please note that any religious observations will be accommodated. We hope (and expect) that you will participate and attend at times that are not affected by religious restrictions or commitments

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      • code: BRCM
      • Program length: Four semesters
      • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
      • Location: Oshawa
      • School: School of Media, Art & Design (MAD)
      • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
      • Intake Statuses
        • International Intake Statuses
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