Videography - Broadcast Journalism/Documentary (Graduate Certificate)
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- College Code:
- Media & Design
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the Program
Typically, a video journalist is required to shoot and edit stories in addition to researching, reporting, interviewing and appearing on-air, with the potential to refine and expand work into lengthier documentary production. This full year of study allows students to develop skills that extend across all elements of ENG (Electronic News Gathering). Students will plan, acquire and present news stories through the use of digital video technology and non-linear editing techniques. Through the development of unique interview skills, writing skills, and video skills, students will prepare for work as reporters in a TV newsroom or in a web-based video environment. Students will build on their first semester experiences and engage in feature and documentary production in the second semester of the program. TV news items that students create are shown on "519 online", the region's first online newscast shot exclusively in HD.
Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2014 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 25
- Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university in a related field OR equivalent experience
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL PBT 580 with a TWE of 4.5 or iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; CAAT D at 65%; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Submit proof of admssion requirements.
- Applicants not meeting the credential requirement must submit a resume outlining relevant experience. Please submit the resume directly to the Conestoga College Admissions Office.
- Applicants not meeting credential requirements who are registered at university in year two of a program may be considered for entry into the program.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to program fee chart for information.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to international program fee chart for information.
*Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceThe 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 Aid/Awards.
Graduate OpportunitiesThis two-semester program will prepare the graduate for a career in the field of videography. Students in this program will take skills and knowledge acquired in other media and communication programs and will be able to apply them with a focus on the requirements of video journalism and documentary production.
80% of 2011-2012 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.
For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.
|JRN8000||TV Newsroom I|
|JRN8020||TV Interviewing and Ethics|
|JRN8030||Video Journalism Production|
|BUS8000||Entrepreneurship and Freelancing|
|JRN8040||TV Newsroom II|
|JRN8050||Presentation and Performance|
|Electives: Program Option||Student must complete a minimum of 90 Hours|
- Apply analytical skills to develop and communicate a story.
- Manage the process of shooting, editing and reporting stories across a range of contexts.
- Integrate ethical and legal conventions of broadcast journalism in content delivery.
- Use industry standard technologies to gather and produce news and other programming.
- Utilize interviewing and problem-solving techniques unique to the field of video journalism.
- Employ on-camera skills to effectively communicate stories.
- Incorporate time management, self management, and other personal skills to meet the challenges of video journalism.
- Produce broadcast-ready programming working independently or as a member of a crew.
- Integrate multi-media skills to deliver content to a variety of audiences across contexts.
- Create various video journalism and documentary productions independently.
- Explore entrepreneurial and freelancing opportunities.
Program Related Resources
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.
Apply NowDomestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
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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.