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Graduate Certificate in Broadcast Journalism - Television News Fanshawe College




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Telling compelling stories and providing context to the issues that really matter is what a career in television news is all about. With Fanshawe's Broadcast Journalism – Television News program, you'll learn the hard skills necessary to find the heart of every story, and the technical skills needed to share them with your audience.

The television news business is changing. That's why you'll not only learn how to write effective news stories and shine in front of a camera, you'll also develop the skills to operate cameras, edit footage, write captivating news copy and how to conduct compelling interviews. As well, you'll learn the ins and outs of television production, directing and research. In the end, you'll be a versatile videographer, capable of adapting to any situation and work environment.

You'll also have extensive access to Fanshawe's Broadcast Centre - Canada's premiere broadcasting educational tool. And you'll make important industry connections via two internship placements - one ongoing throughout the program and another two-month internship in top newsrooms across Canada (during March and April).

When you graduate, you'll be prepared for a career in television news as a journalist, videographer, producer, editor or writer.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Broadcast Journalism - Television News program will work as television journalists, videographers, producers, editors and writers.

Program Description

The Broadcast Journalism - Television News Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare informed, principled, creative and disciplined Broadcast Journalists for a career in Television News. The unique program focus is designed to train the news Videographer/Reporter/Producer. Program includes use of broadcast news gathering equipment, audio and visual, news writing, newscasting, news editing, interviewing, researching, TV video editing, TV newscasting, TV production and practical Broadcast Journalism experience. The program includes an ongoing Internship and a two-month Internship program in March and April to be completed in newsrooms across Canada.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1 Read prepared news bulletins, special announcements and advertisements on sponsored programs.

2 Conduct interviews with people of interest and act as master of ceremonies for certain programs.

3 Operate control board and recording equipment and to work with cues technician in performing functions to integrate announcements, advertisements and scheduled programming.

4 Broadcast events of unusual interest that originate outside the studio.

5 Observe, evaluate, and broadcast weather, traffic conditions and related information.

6 Announce program of musical recordings, commenting on the music and other matter of interest to entertain and inform radio audiences including the selection of a program of recordings that has an appeal for specific audiences.

7 Review stories and other material prepared by staff or freelance writers for station presentation.

8 Assess suitability of material for broadcasting and recommend purchase of material submitted by freelance writers.

9 Edit material to ensure conformances with company policy and laws.

10 Analyse and evaluate news items of local, national and international signification including the interviewing of persons knowledgeable or involved in events of current interest.

11 Prepare scripts for broadcasts, interpreting the facts to give a personal assessment of their causes, consequences, and likely implications.

12 Write/revise material that is read by announcers to introduce and correct various parts of radio programs.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Broadcast Journalism - Television News.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

Total fees due per term: Level 1 - CAN $8,690.65; Level 2 - CAN $8,715.65




Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Journalism - Broadcast or Broadcasting - Television Diploma OR equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College OR equivalent professional background and experience as judged by the College.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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