Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media - 651

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
A creative real-world media education with a curriculum focus that includes: visual technologies, technical operations, industry certifications, post-production, screenwriting, studio and field assignments.

Program Highlights

  • Competitive and award-winning program
  • Taught by industry professionals
  • Client/real world based production assignments
  • Field placements (7 weeks) entrepreneurial/small business start-up
  • Capstone independent and documentary productions
  • State of the art training facilities and production resources
  • Skill development for all
  • Forms of media production include screenwriting, videography, production management, technical, post production AVID Learning Partner- Certifications, Media Composer and Pro-Tools
  • SAM Rio Assist Post Production
  • Graphic design and animation for broadcast and online content
  • Drone safety and operational training
  • 360/virtual Reality/augment Reality
  • Sports & Entertainment Mobile Production
  • Full access to media and broadcast technology
  • Industry retraining and development for media professionals
  • Mac laptop-based program

Media equipment and training

HD training facilities:

  • Studios, mobiles, remote studios, DJI Phantom and Inspire Professional Drones
  • Hitachi studio and mobile cameras
  • LED studio and ELD lighting Studio jib and camera apparatus
  • Sony and Panasonic cameras for location / field shooting
  • Ross Vision and FORA switchers
  • TriCaster(s)
  • Production studio space (2394 square feet) and Black Box/EFP Studio space (1269 square feet)

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.

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $56.50 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,278.01 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,436.42

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $56.50 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,849.47 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,567.44

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:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Work Experience

Industry related experiences/partnerships/field placements

  • PANAMGames,Olympics,Bell Canadian Open, Sportsnet, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, TSN, Dome Productions, Broadcast Services International, Hamilton Bulldogs
  • Corus Entertainment,Global, Bell-Media, Shaw, CBC, CHCH TV, Cable 14, Rogers, Cogeco TV, CityTV / Omni, Weather Network
  • Insight TV Productions, JunoAwards, Shaftesbury, Blue Ant Media, Digital Canaries, Deluxe Post, Advertising Agencies, Post Production Houses, Tri-Lite TV

Industry associations

  • Broadcast Educators Association of Canada
  • College Media Association

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

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

Academic Opportunities

Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

For transfer opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer.

Career Opportunities

  • Post Production Visual and Audio Editing
  • Independent and Documentary Production
  • Corporate and Commercial Video
  • Production
  • Sports Mobile/Entertainment Coverage
  • Technical Operations
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Production Management
  • Videography
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing single and multi-camera
  • Online Content: Social Media/Transmedia
  • On-Air Broadcast Graphic Design

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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 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.

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
  • CommunicationsTechnology and Media
  • 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 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.

Canadian Domestic Students

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International Students

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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