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Advanced Diploma in Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film and Digital Media




What will I learn?

In the Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film & Digital Media Program students are trained in both the traditional skills of storytelling in the motion picture, television and radio industries as well as the emerging skills of multiplatform production.

The program prepares students with both the creative and technical skills required for success in the time-based media industry. Students learn how to develop and create original story content, as well as how to prepare, manage and carry out the production process to realize a creative vision.

In these program you:

  • Develop a balance between the artistic and commercial aspects of the industry and become exposed to a variety of industry practices and players
  • Study and practice techniques for effective storytelling in both the fiction and non-fiction genres as well as client-based and live to air productions
  • Gain technical experience with HD broadcasting studios, digital film, television and multiplatform production
  • Participate in, create and contribute to a wide range of student films, digital video productions and weekly television and multiplatform productions
  • Complete an advanced body of produced work for a professional portfolio.
  • Spend 14 weeks in a full-time industry field placement.

Career Outlook

  • Story content director or producer
  • Assistant to story content director or producer
  • Assistant director
  • Field producer
  • Assistant field producer
  • Story Researcher
  • Story writer / screenwriter
  • Videographer
  • Cinematographer
  • Camera operator
  • Assistant camera operator
  • Lighting and grip department technician
  • Lighting or grip assistant
  • Audio technician
  • Assistant audio technician
  • Television studio technician
  • Television studio assistant
  • Art department assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Location coordinator or assistant
  • Production coordinator
  • Editor
  • Assistant editor
  • Web content contributor
  • Wide range of other creative and technical roles

Further Education

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships will allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Broadcasting and Film program’s educational partners are:

  • Athabasca University (AB, Canada) – BPA
  • Davenport University (MI, USA) – BBA (General Business)
  • Griffith University (Australia) – Bachelor of Journalism
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (ON, Canada) – BA

Areas of Employment

Among the areas in which you will be able to work are:

  • Broadcasters in radio and television, including specialty channels
  • Production and post-production companies
  • Corporate and commercial TV/film production houses
  • Feature and series, drama and factual producers
  • Web and print production companies

Which department am I in?

School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,693.00 (US$ 11,643) per year
Ancillary Fees - CAN $1,730.24

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


Story Arts Centre

951 Carlaw Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M4K 3M2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Centennial College

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment

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