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Broadcast - Television

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Media & Design
Program Code:
1169
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

Conestoga's Broadcast Television program begins with the philosophy that television production done well is a perfect marriage of creativity and technology. The combined talents of writers, directors, producers, performers, videographers, and editors make video magic happen. Storytellers who enjoy working in a team environment will find opportunities for success and enjoyment in our Broadcast Television program.

Conestoga College has a fully-equipped television studio, mobile production truck, remote flight packs, HD cameras, lighting, audio, and grip equipment, along with the latest industry standard software for editing, sound design, motion graphics, and web design.

The first year of studies provides a solid foundation in writing, shooting, editing, lighting, sound, and on-camera performance. In the second year of the program, students exercise these skills in full-scale studio, EFP,and on-location, multi-camera, mobile productions.

The program prepares students for the explosion in jobs creating and telling visual stories that inform, entertain, educate, and communicate. Video production expertise is in high demand in the corporate world. The vast expanse of channels and delivery modes has created an insatiable demand for high-impact, exciting, video content, fueling the freelance and independent production world. Traditional broadcasters are looking for generalists who can take a story from concept to completion, and specialists with a solid foundation in all areas of the field.

Conestoga's Broadcast Television program provides students with the skills to compete in today's video production marketplace and to create broadcast-quality product backed by engaging storytelling.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 90

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Broadcast - Television - Program # 1169

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Broadcast - Television - Program # 1169



Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates find employment as videographers, video editors, creative writers, audio and video production personnel, video journalists, performers, directors, sound recordists, as well as other pre- and post- production positions.

65% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
BRT1110 Introduction to Audio

Description: Students will learn the essentials of audio production, including how to achieve good levels, how to use broadcast microphones and how to digitally edit audio for Radio and Television Productions. This course is a combination of Lab and Lecture components.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BRT1150 The Business of Television

Description: A course examining the history and structure of the television business as it relates to the state of television technology, broadcast sales and the changing dynamics of the industry itself.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BRT1160 Basic Camera Theory

Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of single camera production and editing, including technical setup, shot composition, and basic editing techniques. The course is a combination of lecture, demonstration and practical assignments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BRT1170 Television Production - Lab

Description: Students learn and apply fundamental elements of multi-camera, studio-based television production through a variety of practical assignments that emphasize professional practices and teamwork.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1030 Interpersonal And Group Dynamics

Description: In this introductory level course, students learn to apply knowledge from interpersonal relations and group dynamics to working in a team. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing effective communication skills with individuals and groups. Group cohesiveness and group decision-making will be discussed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
BRT1220 Electronic News Gathering Videography - Lab

Description: Students will learn and apply broadcast news-gathering techniques with a focus on the practical use of digital ENG equipment in the field. Students will learn how to shoot, write, package and present stories in a TV News environment
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: BRT1160, BRT1170
CoRequisites:

BRT1230 Studio Production/Electronic Field Production and Script Writing

Description: Students will write and produce and a variety of individual and group video projects. The course will focus on script writing, field production and lighting.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: BRT1160
CoRequisites:

BRT1240 Television Editing and Graphics

Description: Students will focus on the development of skills in creative editing and graphic design for video through a variety of practical projects.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: BRT1160
CoRequisites:

OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace

Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself while on an unpaid work placement within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while on unpaid work placements, as well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their Placement Employers. Participants in this course are required to provide informed consent regarding WSIB or other insurance coverage while on an unpaid work placement
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
BRT2280 Television Production and Performance

Description: In this course, students will develop television anchoring skills. Practical projects focus on presentation and studio production techniques related to delivery of content to a TV audience. Students will collaborate in the planning and preparation of performance-related television projects that include the use of a TV studio, professional lighting and a teleprompter.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: BRT1220, BRT1230
CoRequisites:

BRT2290 Television Mobile - Lab

Description: In this course students will work as a team to produce TV mobile productions. Students cover community events, engaging in the planning and preparation of remote coverage. This course offers students an opportunity to experience multi-camera operation in the field. Assigned crew positions will allow students to understand and explore the roles of producers, directors and crew members.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: BRT1220, BRT1240
CoRequisites:

BRT2300 Advanced Editing

Description: Students will learn advanced post-production techniques with a focus on motion graphics and video compositing integrated with effects, sound design, and creative shooting and lighting.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: BRT1240
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
BRT2340 Television Digital Media

Description: Students will learn to use the Internet and related technologies to distribute video, and create a custom online presence by developing basic web design skills.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BRT2350 Television Careers and Field Experience

Description: This course helps prepare students for a career in broadcast television through the creation of professional demo reels to complement cover letters and resumes. Students will prepare to present themselves effectively during job interviews. Students are required arrange and complete a faculty-approved work experience at a TV station or production facility to be eligible for graduation.
Hours: 174
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 140 Hours
BRT2315 Writer - Producer (Specialization)

Description: Students in this stream will develop skills and approaches related to writing and producing television content. An emphasis is placed on independent projects and practical work.
Hours: 140
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites: BRT2280
CoRequisites:

BRT2325 Videographer-Electronic News Gathering (Specialization)

Description: Students in the stream will develop abilities to function effectively as a videographer. A focus is placed on all aspects of factual television production from developing the story to shooting, editing and presenting it.
Hours: 140
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites: BRT2280
CoRequisites:

BRT2335 Electronic Field Production and Studio Production (Specialization)

Description: Students in this stream will hone their skills in digital filmmaking by proposing and completing a series of faculty-approved videos, within an approved genre, that demonstrate a high level of organizational, technical and creative proficiency.
Hours: 140
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites: BRT2280
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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