Broadcasting - Television

Algonquin College
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Algonquin College

About this program

Broadcasting - Television

Explore all aspects of the in-studio and field production processes in the two-year Broadcasting - Television Ontario College Diploma program, and learn about news writing, camera operations and editing. You acquire diverse industry knowledge and skills, and gain an understanding of the technical and creative sides of the television production process.

Learn the critical skills required in the television industry, such as planning and preparing interviews and scripts, and reporting the content for television, video or digital media platforms. Develop marketing skills that you can immediately apply towards your independent productions, as well as television station branding and products. Many projects are completed outside of class hours, so prepare to work evening and weekends.

Gain hands-on experience using our in-house TV studio as a:

  • camera operator
  • host
  • anchor
  • producer
  • director

Operate the equipment used by industry professionals. Create industry-level television, video and web content for multiple platforms. Learn industry standards that help you gain skills necessary to enter into your career.

Admission requirements

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are self-starters.
  • Can adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Thrive in a creative environment.

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Communications I
  • Studio Production I
  • Introduction to Post-Production
  • The Art of Photography
  • Electronic Field Production I
  • News Writing I

Level: 02

  • Communications II: Screen Based Storytelling
  • Local Government
  • News Writing II
  • Studio Production II
  • Digital Post-Production and Motion Graphics I
  • Electronic Field Production II

Level: 03

  • Electronic Field Production III
  • Studio and News Production I
  • Production and Business Management I
  • Live Event Production I
  • Digital Post-Production Motion Graphics II

Level: 04

  • Live Event Production II
  • Electronic Field Production IV
  • Production and Business Management II
  • Digital Post-Production and Motion Graphics III
  • Career Preparation
  • Studio and News Production II

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Operate industry standard production equipment, in studio and on location, to create television, video and/or web content for multiple platforms.
  • Deliver television, video and digital or web content via multiple platforms, in formats that meet current broadcast industry standards.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation of television, mobile and/or web productions that meet industry standards and regulations.
  • Monitor and maintain the technical quality of productions during recording and broadcasts using resources, equipment and protocols which meet with industry standards.
  • Participate in marketing activities to promote independent productions and/or a station`s brand and products.
  • Plan and prepare interviews, scripts and reporting content for use in television, video or digital media productions.
  • Use business skills and accepted industry practices in the creation of television, video and/or web productions.
  • Keep current with the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
  • Conduct work safety in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
  • Use a variety of post-production skills and techniques to enhance and complete television, digital, web and/or video productions.
  • Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment in television stations, media centres, production houses, and community cable systems as studio and field crew members, editors, motion graphic artists, directors, researchers and producers. Opportunities may also exist for graduates wishing to freelance or start their own production companies.

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K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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