Careers in broadcasting and films can be exciting and rewarding. The industry offers all sorts of job opportunities in technical, management and creative areas, along with a wide variety of supporting roles. Although the industry is fiercely competitive but there is no reason why one shouldn’t succeed, with thorough understanding of broadcasting industry, brilliant and creative ideas, excellent technical skills to carry out creative production.
How to Break into Broadcasting Industry?
A program in radio and television broadcasting can help you realize your dreams. There are a number of broadcasting schools in Canada that offer post-secondary programs in broadcasting and film. However, it is recommended that you make a thorough research before enrolling in a particular program. It is important to ensure that the program you choose sets you on the right career path and helps you fulfill all your specific career goals.
Centennial College’s three-year post-secondary film and radio broadcast program prepares you with the creative, technical and managerial skills that you will need for building careers in films, television and radio. You will be exposed to a variety of techniques and industry practices, while studying about the industry in-depth. The course combines classroom learning, hands-on training, portfolio development and a 15-week full-time industry field placement. The emphasis is on helping students develop a balance between the artistic and commercial aspects of the broadcasting industry.
What Will You Study?
The broadcasting and film program at Centennial College Toronto is a comprehensive as well as intensive program that covers all aspects of films, radio and television. It runs through six semesters, covering a wide range of subjects in the areas of photography, writing for media, camerawork and lighting, screenwriting, editing, documentary, radio production, story works, film making, tools and processes for communicators, radio production, TV studio, sound to picture design, and on-air promotions.
While gaining technical skills for creative production, you will also learn about workplace issues, history of broadcasting, film appreciation and analysis, and media business and entrepreneurship. The program also teaches you about broadcast career management.
During the program, you will get opportunities to participate in student films and TV, journal and a student-produced news magazine TV show that airs live and online. You will also have access to digital HD equipments, systems and broadcast studios. The program also incorporates a 15-week industry field placement component, allowing you to put your learning into practice and gain hands-on experience working in a real life setting. This will give you an idea of how industry works and what employers expect from their workforce.
As a program graduate, you will able to pursue your career with web production companies, corporate and commercial TV/Film production houses, production companies, feature and series film producers or radio and television stations, including specialty channels.
You may also consider studying further by applying your academic credits towards an articulated program with the associated universities, institutes and professional associations. This will help you upgrade your knowledge and skills and seek more advanced career options upon graduation.
You can send your completed applications to the college, along with a copy of secondary school diploma certificate and scores in English Grade 12 C or university or equivalent. With this, you will need to complete a written test given to you by the college, and submit a portfolio of work and a resume that includes your media related experience and two letters of recommendation.
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