Radio is alive. It’s dynamic. It is growing: more people are listening and turning to radio for local and global stories. Radio reaches 95 per cent of the world’s population every day. If you love radio broadcasting, Humber’s Broadcasting – Radio graduate certificate program can help you develop the skills to make engaging and entertaining radio. The only program of its kind in Canada, this program helps you become a successful broadcaster. Many of our graduates are now household names in their communities.
You will get a real-world taste of what it takes to make good radio. In-depth courses give you hands-on experience in radio writing, announcing, production, management, sales, programming, promotion, market research, interviewing techniques, news and sports writing, broadcast journalism, radio reporting and performing, newscasting and hosting live news and music programs. You will produce exciting digital content in Humber’s radio production studios.
The curriculum is designed in collaboration with leading industry experts, ensuring you’re learning current and relevant material. Course content is always updated to reflect current needs, such as the relationship with social media and new media. Our faculty is comprised of the top performers in their disciplines, shaping what you hear each day on the radio. They are on-air personalities, creative producers, writers, news and program directors and managers, and they want to share what they know with you. Once you have gained a taste of the different aspects of the industry in the first semester, you will choose one of four pathways in the second semester:
– client services/creative production
Your pathway class meets weekly, and requires at least one “station operations” lab in the radio station each week. For the rest of each week, you will study together with all other students in the program. Students entering the on-air announcing and news pathways will need high standing in related first-semester courses and will be required to audition.
Hands-on training is provided at Humber’s student radio station, 96.9 FM, which broadcasts to much of Toronto, Peel and York regions. You will create original content in our digital studios and then experience the thrill of bringing it to air to listeners everywhere via FM stereo radio and live Internet streaming.