How to Break into the Canadian Film, Television and Radio Broadcasting Industry?

Centennial College’s three-year post-secondary program in broadcasting and film makes the right choice for you, if you:Are looking for basic minimum qualification that can help you seek an entry in broadcasting industry, without any industry connectionHave a creative mindset but require technical skills to build a rewarding career in television, radio or filmsWish to learn what goes into preparing, managing and carrying out the creative productionAlready have artistic talents and are looking to hone your skillsWish to understand the creative and commercial aspects of broadcasting industry, before actually trying to seek an entry to the industryNeed an exposure to a variety of broadcasting industry practices and playersWish to explore dynamic broadcasting industry and opportunities for creative expression and employment

The film, television and radio broadcasting program is a comprehensive and intensive program and covers a wide selection of courses. In first year, you will be introduced to media: theory, workplace and issues, imaging: photography, writing for media, camerawork, tools and processes for communicators, history of broadcasting, radio production, lighting, film appreciation and analysis and editing.

You learn about filmmaking, TV studio, screenwriting, integrated media, sound to picture design, storyworks and documentary and factual in second year while the focus is on on-air promotions, broadcast career management, media business and entrepreneurship and portfolio production in third year.

During the program, you will have access to digital HD studios, equipment and systems and will learn to use them. You will also participate in journals, student films and TV and a student-produced news magazine TV show that airs live and online.

In addition to this, you will also get an opportunity to gain hands-on experience through an industry field placement in sixth semester with Canada’s leading TV channels, web production companies, radio channels, magazines, film production houses, commercial TV production companies and picture studios for 15 weeks.

The aim of the program is to help you:Gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects(creative, technical and commercial) of broadcasting industryLearn how to use digital equipment and systemsHone your creative skills and acquire new competencies necessary for a sustainable career in broadcasting industryExplore diverse career paths in broadcasting industryCreate a professional portfolio of an advanced body of produced work

Why Centennial College?

There are numerous broadcasting schools in Canada but Centennial broadcasting and film program may be the best for you. This is because this particular program has a proven track record of training some of the country’s best writers, directors, producers, production crew members and studio executives for broadcasting and film industry.

Another reason is that the program offers a full-semester field placement through college-industry partnerships. It helps students gain real world experience along with relevant industry contacts, which are very helpful in seeking an entry to the industry. The college acts as a meeting platform for employers and broadcasting professionals.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply to this program, you will need secondary school diploma certificate, required minimum score in English Grade 12 C or University, or equivalent, a resume with two Letters of references and a portfolio demonstrating your ability to tell a story. You will also need to complete a broadcasting and film writing test.

The author of the article discusses how Centennial College’s three-year post-secondary television, film and radio broadcasting program prepares high school graduates for diverse careers in broadcasting industry.

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