Broadcasting - Radio (Postgraduate)

Broadcasting - Radio (Postgraduate) (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Two semesters, beginning in September


Broadcasting - Radio

Contact Information

Paul Cross, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4017


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $6,028.12
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

$750 – $1,000 for books and equipment, including an approved portable digital audio recorder, microphone and studio headphones.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

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:
– announcing
– news
– client services/creative production
– marketing/sales.

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.

List of Courses

How to Apply

Your Career

Humber Broadcasting – Radio graduates perform daily on hundreds of radio stations across Canada. Our alumni are on staff at stations operated by Canada’s leading broadcasters such as Newstalk 1010, CHUM FM, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, 680News, CBC Radio One and Radio 2, SiriusXM and other major market stations such as 660News Calgary, CHED Edmonton and CFRA Ottawa. Some graduates prefer the adventure of broadcasting from smaller markets, including Bracebridge, Ontario; Lloydminster, Alberta; Merritt, British Columbia; and Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories!

Radio is expanding: The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has granted more than a dozen new FM radio station licenses since 2011. Satellite, Internet, pay audio channels, audio and advertising production houses and new media, including podcasting, also require creative employees highly skilled in radio and digital media techniques.

Our Industry Partnerships

– Bell Globemedia – CHUM FM, TSN 1050, Virgin Radio
– Rogers Radio, Toronto – 680News, SportsNet The FAN 590, CHFI-FM, KISS 92.5,
– Astral Radio Toronto – Boom 97.3, Flow 93.5
– Corus Radio Toronto – Q107/AM640/102.1 the Edge
– CBC Radio One, 2 and CBC News
– and independent broadcasters across Canada and the U.S.

Work Placement

One of the very exciting aspects of the program is the 160-hour work placement following your second semester. Opportunities are available at radio stations and related media outlets in Toronto and across Canada. We work with you to identify a suitable placement, which is typically unpaid. Many students secure contract or part-time jobs from their placements and move into full-time jobs in Toronto, southern Ontario and across Canada. Some students find work placements outside Canada. It’s up to you – the skills you learn at Humber will help prepare you for a radio career anywhere in the world.


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