Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media - 651
Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media is a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program offered at Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.
Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media program is an award winning real world media education program that merges the student's artistic concepts with the technological tools.
Students produce material for a variety of different media platforms: broadcast television, websites, transmedia, corporate, documentaries and independent films. Students are engaged and connected to the media industry beginning the first semester. Mohawk College has extensive post-production courses and is the few AVID Certified College in Ontario.
By the final year of the program, students will write, produce and edit their capstone production. The students will also partake in the industry as an intern.
With their real world education, Mohawk College Broadcasting Television students graduate with strong visual communications, are knowledge focused, and have extensive development hours on the media industry crafts and applications. Our graduate success encompasses: writers, directors, editors, producers, technical producers, media management, field sound, post production sound, technical directors, graphic design, and media innovators.
- Graduate Success
- Advanced Technical Training
- Scripting: Documentary and Independent Production
- Post Production: AVID Certification and Advance Audio
- Broadcast and Media Operations
- Production Management
- Corporate Event and Media Production Planning
- Studio and Mobile Operations
- Career and Portfolio Development
- Field Placement
- Media Partnerships
- Transmedia/ Emerging Media
- Industry Speakers and Specialist Workshops
Ongoing Media Opportunities for Students
- Mohawk and McMaster Varsity Sports Coverage
- OHL Hockey - Hamilton Bulldogs
- Newscast and Location Production
- Mobile Productions
- Variety Shows and Events
- Documentary and Independent Production
- Corporate Video
Corporate Video Production - Goodwill Achiever of the Year 2015
Corporate Video Production - Grant Avenue Studio
Minimum requirements for admission to the Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media Advanced Diploma program
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent (minimum 65%)
- Applicants may be requested to provide additional information or attend informational/interview sessions
- Prospective students should possess excellent communication skills and should demonstrate a strong interest in media production
- Volunteer experience at a media outlet is an asset
- Communications Technology and Media Studies secondary school courses an asset
- Students will be required to purchase a Mac laptop through the College (Please see Laptop Requirements) and pay a digital print fee
- A department branded shirt will need to be purchased and will be required to be worn for productions
Don't have the necessary requirements?
Additional or Technical Recommendations
Laptop Requirements for Broadcasting - Television & Communications Media
As you may be aware a mandatory laptop program has been implemented. This initiative was started by our Broadcasting Television program to enhance the student learning environment and increase student satisfaction, providing each graduate with industry leading hardware and software to assist with obtaining his or her career goals. It also reflects a trend towards convergence in the industry, in which individual field personal are routinely expected to file across several different media platforms, and edit their own material.
Mohawk College currently has a partnership agreement with Apple® Canada. We recommend that you shop on Mohawk's Custom Online Apple Store, to receive educational discounts when purchasing your new MacBook Pro. If you already own an Apple laptop which meets our minimum standard of running the required software, a new purchase will not be required.
To Access Mohawk’s Custom Online Store:
Log into your MOCOmotion account with your user name and password at: MOCOmotion. Click on the Resources tab and navigate down the left hand side to the Computer Store Channel. Once you arrive to our Mohawk College Discount store webpage, select the link at the top right corner to view a list of the MacBook Pro’s we recommend for this program.
The minimum and recommended configurations are as follows:
It is strongly recommended that students purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan, which is included with the recommend system by default. You will require the use of your MacBook Pro for day-to-day productivity and any potential downtime could have a significant impact on your academic success. AppleCare will ensure that you will have the best possible experience with your new MacBook Pro, especially if something out of the ordinary should happen. However, if you do not wish to purchase AppleCare, you can remove AppleCare from the bundle using the Remove button in the cart.
If the purchase of these tools presents a challenge for you, contact the tracey.kadish [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Program Coordinator) to discuss your options.
For transfer opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer
The Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media Advanced Diploma program trains students for a wide array of career opportunities. Broadcast careers may involve the following:
Industries of Employment:
- Broadcasting and Telecommunications
- Professional, Business and Technical Services
- Video and Audio Production
- Audio and Video Post-Production, Editing and Graphics
- Writers, Producers and Directors for Television and Video Production
- Production and Operational positions in the Broadcast Industry
- Post-production Editor, Graphics Operator and Sound Engineer
- Independent Video Production
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Field Placement Resources
Below are resources used by Students and Employers who participate in our student field placement activities.
Important Work Placement Dates
7-week Practicum Group 1
7-week Practicum Group 2
7-week Practicum Group 3
May-June (Note: Completing placement this late will delay graduation)
Study Week (WinterBreak)
February 29- March 4, 2016
Employer Evaluation Submission Date
Last day of student's placement
Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media
- Placement Process for Employers & Students (opens PDF, 85kb)
- Student Placement Profile
- Employer Feedback-Student Evaluation