Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media - 651
- 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.
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.
3 academic years (periods of 8 months)
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Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$753.47||$698.20|
|Compulsory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,107.51||$2,052.24|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,159.75|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$7,879.00||$7,935.00|
|Program Compulsory Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Per Semester||$8,329.00||$8,310.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$16,639.00|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
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- Financial Assistance
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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
- 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.
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
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 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.
Where you can go next
- Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**:
- Earn a degree:
- Brock University - Honours Bachelor of Arts Popular Culture or Media and Communication Studies or Business Communications Degree
- Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration
- Griffith University - Bachelor of Public Relations & Communication
- Limerick Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Creative Broadcast and Film
- View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
- Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
- See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
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)
- Broadcast Educators Association of Canada
- College Media Association
Visit the Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media Field Placement Resources page for more information.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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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.
- Our grads have won many top industry awards
Special event coverage
Students have participated in:
- 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
- Excellent communications skills
- Teamwork experience
- Understanding of computer technology
- Demonstrate a strong interest in media production
- Volunteer at community cable stations
- CommunicationsTechnology and Media
- Studies secondary school courses an asset
- Awareness of social media platforms
The Broadcasting – Television & Communications Media program has a mandatory laptop requirement. All students are required to have a laptop that is capable of effectively running the software packages that we use for instruction. This provides our students with 24/7 access to industry-relevant production tools and learning resources.
The requirement of an approved media capable laptop is foundational to our learning structure and is necessary upon program entry. We have updated our policy to include laptops capable of meeting our required software specifications - both Windows PC laptops and MacBook Pro laptops.
Mohawk College currently has a partnership agreement with DELL Computers. We recommend that you shop on Mohawk's Custom Online Dell Store, to receive educational discounts when purchasing your new Laptop. If you already own a laptop which meets our minimum standard necessary to run the required software, a new purchase will not be required.
To Access Mohawk’s Custom Online Store:
Login to your MyMohawk account with your MohawkID and password.
Click on Technology Solutions.
- Navigate to the Computer Store.
- Once you arrive at the Mohawk College Discount Store webpage, select the link at the top right corner to view a list of the laptops we recommend for this program.
Minimum and recommended configurations for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021:
15” Windows Laptop Minimum Requirements
- Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i7
- Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz (Recommended 32 GB for 4K)
- Graphics card: Your laptop will require a graphics card that meets Media Composer requirements. Most Nvidia Graphics cards and some AMD Graphics cards are compatible. To ensure compatibility, your graphics card (GPU) should be listed here:
Mac specifications | Windows specifications
- Internal hard drive: 512 GB PCIe-based flash storage (Recommended 1TB)
Note: Basic PC laptops and Chromebook devices will not sufficiently run the required professional media-industry software that our students will use regularly during each semester of the Broadcasting – Television & Communications Media program.
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