Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media - 651
- 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
- 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.
3 academic years (periods of 8 months)
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Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2017 - 2018 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Mandatory Ancillary Fees||$686.50||$629.35|
|Mandatory Program Fees||$56.50||$0.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,293.69|
2017 - 2018 International Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Mandatory Program Fees||$56.50||$0.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$15,142.36|
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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:
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
- Broadcast Educators Association of Canada
- College Media Association
Visit the Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media Field Placement Resources page for more information.
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.
- Post Production Visual and Audio Editing
- Independent and Documentary Production
- Corporate and Commercial Video
- Sports Mobile/Entertainment Coverage
- Technical Operations
- Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Production Management
- Directing single and multi-camera
- Online Content: Social Media/Transmedia
- On-Air Broadcast Graphic Design
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 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.
- 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
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:
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.