Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media - 651

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Work with real clients to gain valuable skills that will prepare you for a role in the expanding visual communications industry.

Program Highlights

  • Work on real-world projects with actual clients.
  • Attain your Avid Learning Partner – Media Composer Certification.
  • Produce sports content with Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, Ontario University Athletics, and Ontario Hockey League partners.

What you'll learn

  • Content creation and distribution for traditional and new media platforms.
  • Sport and event production skills with professional HD mobile facilities.
  • Camera, lighting and sound techniques for location production.
  • Live and scripted studio production operations.
  • Production management and direction.
  • Edit video, sound and graphics.

Media equipment and training

HD training facilities:

  • Production studio space (2394 square feet) and Black Box/EFP Studio space (1269 square feet).
  • HD Production Control room (Ross Vision Switcher, XPression Graphics, Inception Prompter, Yamaha 48 input sound console, 4 Cameras, 20 foot jib arm).
  • HD Mobile Production (For.A Switcher, XPression Graphics, NewTek 3Play 820 Repaly, Yamaha 48 input sound console, 6 Cameras).
  • TriCaster and Black Magic flight packs
  • Professional level Sony and Panasonic location cameras.
  • DJI Osmo stabilizer cameras and DJI Drone mounted cameras.
  • LED studio lighting / LED location lighting / Incandescent location lighting.
  • Sennheiser boom microphones and wireless systems.
  • Zoom multi-track location recording systems.
  • Training in Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, Avid ProTools, and Quantel Rio

Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media program is an award winning real world media education program that merges the student's artistic concepts with technological tools.

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Students produce material for a variety of different media genres and platforms: broadcast television, documentary, independent film, corporate communications, digital signage and web applications. Mohawk College has extensive post-production courses and is one of the few AVID Certified Colleges in Ontario.

During the final year of the program, students will write, produce and edit their capstone production. Students will also complete a 245 hour Work Placement working directly for a professional media organization.  Recent graduates have completed placements with Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment, Big Brother Canada, CBC, CHCH Television, CityTV, Stelco Canada, and Sportsnet.

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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Superfan, a short documentary produced, written, and directed by Mohawk College students is profiled at BrantNews. Superfan explores the history and psychology of superhero movies. Read more about Superfan.

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The Collective, powered by SURGE, offers students a platform to showcase their talents and gain experience freelancing, while developing their portfolios before they enter the workforce. This platform showcases students from an assortment of program areas sparking an entrepreneurial mindset, preparing creative students for the future.

Hire a Mohawk student to create stunning visuals, creative graphics and smart media by visiting The Collective.

Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $704.63 $635.86
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,163.10 $2,034.33
Total 1st Year Fees $4,197.43

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,490.57 $7,550.57
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,045.00 $7,970.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,015.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent (minimum 65%)
  • This is a high demand advanced program. Applicants may be requested to provide additional information or attend informational/interview sessions
  • 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 and pay a digital print fee (please see Laptop Requirements under Additional Information)
  • A department branded shirt will need to be purchased and will be required to be worn for productions

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Engage in team focused industry relevant projects.
  • Build your demo reel with actual client content.
  • Produce live sports for venue and online streaming.
  • Train on industry recognized equipment.
  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits
  • Create content in professional HD studios and HD mobile production facilities.
  • Experience a seven-week field placement.

Industry related partnerships

  • Sportsnet, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, TSN, Dome Productions, Broadcast Services International, Mediapro, Bell Canadian Open, Hamilton Bulldogs, Ontario College Athletics Association and Ontario University Athletics
  • Corus Entertainment, Global, Bell-Media, Shaw, CBC, CHCH TV, Cable 14, Rogers, Cogeco TV, CityTV / Omni, Weather Network
  • Insight TV Productions, Juno Awards, Shaftesbury, Blue Ant Media, Digital Canaries, Deluxe Post, Advertising Agencies, Post Production Houses

Field Placement

Students participate in a 245 hour unpaid field placement. For more information, please see the Broadcasting-TV and Communications Media Field Placement Resource page. 

The Agency

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The Agency is an experiential learning facility operating within the McKeil School of Business at Mohawk College. Students from a variety of programs including Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphics and Broadcast Media collaborate in developing real world marketing and communications solutions for selected non-profit organizations and start-up companies in the greater Hamilton area.

All projects with our client/partners are integrated into the curriculum and students are marked on what they do. They work under close faculty supervision as they develop effective marketing communications solutions relevant to meeting clear client objectives.

Learn more about The Agency



Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Content Producer/Copy Writer
  • Commercial and Corporate Video Producer
  • Location Sound Operator/Sound Designer
  • Post Production Visual and Audio Editor
  • Studio Production Technical Operator
  • Live Sports and Entertainment Crew Member
  • Independent Documentary Producer

Where you could work includes:

  • Live Sports and Entertainment venues
  • Video Production studios
  • Corporate Communication teams
  • Television Stations
  • Post Production facilities
  • Content Development companies

Opportunities for grads

  • Avid Learning Partner – Media Composer Certification
  • Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC)


Industry associations

  • Broadcast Educators Association of Canada
  • College Media Association

Visit the Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media Field Placement Resources page for more information.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Additional Information


  • Our grads have won many top industry awards

Special event coverage

Students have participated in:

  • TEDx
  • Pilot and Web Series Productions
  • OHL Hockey Coverage – Hamilton Bulldogs
  • Mohawk and McMaster varsity sports games
  • Live event coverage in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre
  • Community and College events

Recommended abilities

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Teamwork experience
  • Understanding of computer technology
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in media production
  • Volunteer at community cable stations
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  • Studies secondary school courses an asset
  • Awareness of social media platforms


Laptop Requirements

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 MyMohawk account with your MohawkID and password at MyMohawk. Click on the Technology Solutions and navigate to the Computer Store. 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 for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 are as follows.

15" MacBook Pro

  • Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz) - Touch bar is not a requirement for the program.
  • Memory: 16GB 1600MHz
  • Graphics card: Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • Internal hard drive: 512GB PCIe-based flash storage1(256GB is acceptable as well)
  • Optional/Strongly Recommended: AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Air

External 1TB Hard drive USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt connection – Mandatory.

Required Software

  1. Avid Media Composer (latest release version at time of purchase)
  2. Adobe Creative Cloud
  3. Microsoft Office - Free (Provided by the College)

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 Program Coordinator to discuss your options.

Hardware and software specifications listed on this site will be updated in May for the upcoming intake. We recommend waiting for this update before making any purchases.  

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
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Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

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I wouldn't be where I am today without the opportunities that I was provided at Mohawk College throughout my three years in the television and broadcasting program. Producing videos for college departments, such as Alumni, Athletics, and Financial Aid offices definitely helped me build a variety of elements that showcased that I was ready for the real world. My friends and the faculty at Mohawk College were instrumental in helping me bring my vision for projects to life from pre-production to the final stages.

Storm Harding, 2015

david de la Harpe

Whether it's learning the latest in technical theory or using state-of-the-art equipment or the real-world problem solving they teach, the Broadcasting and Communications Media program will set you up for a promising career no matter what path you choose. I'm forever grateful for my education at Mohawk College and for the excellent instructors I was able to learn so much from. I would highly recommend this program to anyone.

David de la Harpe, 2009