Broadcasting - Radio & Creative Content - 520

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Become an excellent communicator by developing engaging, creative content for on-air and online to connect with your audience.

Note: Broadcasting - Radio & Creative Content (520) was formerly named Broadcasting - Radio (220).


Program Highlights

  • Go live in 3, 2, 1! Using industry standard equipment, you will create and deliver live audio & digital content with industry professionals.
  • Acquire the skills to build, plan, analyze, and execute effective social media marketing strategies to help build your business or personal brand.
  • Gain hands-on practical experience on Mohawk’s award-winning radio station, INDI 101-5, and our living lab, Mohawk’s Ignite Radio.

What you'll learn

  • Use industry standard studios, audio labs and equipment.
  • Explore and specialize in announcing, music scheduling, commercial production, promotion, news/sports presentation, voiceovers, podcasting, social media and sales.
  • Train with industry standard software like Adobe Audition, iMedia Touch, Music Master and Inception News.
  • Develop remote workspace and recording skills.
  • Develop an e-Portfolio of your work

Program Length

2 academic years (period of 8 months)

Program Promos

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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
  • Students will be required to pay a digital print fee
  • Broadcast – Radio is a high demand program. Applicants may be requested to provide additional information

Options 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?

Tuition and Fees

2022 - 2023 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$846.45 $727.48
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 $2,200.49 $2,081.52
Total 1st Year Fees $4,282.01

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

2022 - 2023 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$8,255.00 $8,255.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,705.00 $8,630.00
Total 1st Year Fees $17,335.00

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

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Learn critical thinking skills through simulation to perform jobs including on-air personality, board producer, news and sports announcer and program director on our internet radio station, Ignite Radio. 
  • Through performance-based learning, work with our experienced faculty to provide live and recorded audio content for both college radio stations INDI 101-5 and Ignite Radio
  • In an on-campus lab environment, students will observe, apply and experience hands-on learning using industry standard equipment. 
  • Learn necessary technical skills by completing real-life projects with industry partners and real-life projects
  • The final semester of the program includes a capstone project. Working independently, students will spend a significant amount of time using varies skills including researching, interviewing, recording, producing and editing a 30 minute podcast.  Several podcasts will be selected to air on our FM Radio station – INDI 101-5

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.

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.

Career Opportunities

Explore Related Careers



Your future career options

  • On-Air Host
  • News/Sports Announcer
  • Production
  • Promotion
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Representative
  • Live Radio Show Producer
  • Radio programming
  • Social Media
  • Podcasts

Where you could work includes:

  • Radio Stations
  • Voiceover work
  • Music industry
  • Sound recording industries
  • Advertising agencies
  • Social Media Companies
  • Entrepreneur

Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

The Radio & Creative Content 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 2023:

  • Hardware - 15” Windows Laptop Minimum Requirements
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz (Recommended 32 GB for 4K)
  • Graphics card: It is recommended that your laptop uses a discrete graphics card. A list of recommended GPUs for the Adobe suite.
  • 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 Radio & Creative Content program.

Mobile Device:  The Radio & Creative Content program teaches many different aspects of creating content. As such, it is a requirement that all students have a mobile device capable of shooting pictures and video and is able to connect to the internet.

Adobe: The Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software includes Photoshop, InDesign, Audition and Premiere.  A monthly subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud can be purchased at the Adobe Creative Cloud website.

Microsoft Office: Download at no cost through your Mohawk College account.

Equipment Requirements
Students will need specific materials to be successful in the Radio & Creative Content program. These mandatory items will be for your own personal use and will give you 24/7 access to industry-relevant production tools and learning resources both on and off campus. Details of the specific equipment requirements will be given to you during the 1st week of classes. The approximate cost of the items below will be $220.00 (CAN).

  • Over-Ear Headphones
  • 1/8” male to 1/4” female stereo headphone adapter
  • Windsock (specific to our studio microphones)
  • USB Microphone (specific to our microphone brand)

Program Coordinator

headshot of Sam Cook

Sam Cook

Program Coordinator, Broadcasting - Radio


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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

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

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Program Coordinator

headshot of Sam Cook

Sam Cook

Program Coordinator, Broadcasting - Radio

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2023
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