Program Overview

Video content creators are the backbone of the media and entertainment industry. With multiple delivery platforms and high-tech tools available, the need for skilled and talented producers is higher than ever! Fanshawe’s Broadcasting – Television and Film Production program puts you behind the scenes of television and film production with hands-on training in the largest TV and film studio outside of Toronto. Graduate ready for a career in public and private broadcasting, audio/video production studios and production departments.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Diploma
60 weeks

Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
2023 September

International Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
2023 September

Your Learning Experience

In this two-year, hands-on diploma program, you will work behind the camera producing a variety of films and shows, including narratives, documentaries, live sports, news, commercials and promotions. Write, produce, shoot and edit video content that will be aired throughout the region or shown at film festivals. Along the way, you'll be mentored and guided by industry professionals, applying your skills in field placements in the industry.


When you graduate, your portfolio will include experience in all areas of creative and technical video content creation, including studio production, cinematic production, field production, mobile sports production, computer graphics, post-production editing, scriptwriting and sales, marketing and entrepreneurship. 


For students interested in studying further, Western University and Fanshawe College have developed an articulation agreement, which gives you the opportunity to obtain an honours degree in Bachelor of Arts with a major in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT), as well as a diploma in Broadcasting - Television and Film Production. Students may start at Fanshawe, transferring into the third year of the MIT program, and complete both credentials in only four years.


If you are interested in the behind the scenes action of television and film production, and are eager to get hands-on training in one of the largest and most state-of-the-art facilities in Canada, the Fanshawe Broadcasting - Television and Film Production program is for you.


Career Information ​​​​​​

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Broadcasting – Television and Film Production program will find opportunities in public and private broadcasting, audio and video production studios, post-production houses, community cable systems and audio/video production departments within companies.

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Broadcasting Television and Film Production program:

Responsibilities include determining pre-production strategies, lighting, blocking, audio capturing and live on-location and in-studio filming. 

Social Media Specialist/Blogger
Write thought-provoking articles and create vlogs for social media promotion of a local charity combatting homelessness.

Cinematographer, Videographer, Editor 

Create lasting memories by capturing weddings, maternity and infant milestones, corporate events, or experiment with creating short films.


Broadcasting - Television and Radio students working the camera
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Operate industry standard production equipment, in studio and on location, to create television, video and/or web content for multiple platforms.
  2. Deliver television, video and digital or web content via multiple platforms in formats that meet current broadcast industry standards.
  3. Participate in the planning and preparation of television, mobile and/or Web productions that meet industry standards and regulations.
  4. Monitor and maintain the technical quality of productions during recording and broadcasts using resources, equipment and protocols which meet with industry standards.
  5. Participate in marketing activities to promote independent productions and/or a station’s brand and products.
  6. Plan and prepare interviews, scripts and reporting content for use in television, video or digital media productions.
  7. Use business skills and accepted industry practices in the creation of television, video and/or web productions.
  8. Keep current with the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
  9. Conduct work safely in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
  10. Use a variety of post-production skills and techniques to enhance and complete television, digital, web and/or video productions.
  11. Create scripts for a variety of delivery formats that include compelling and properly structured storytelling, character development and convincing dialogue.
  12. Analyze motion pictures by examining cinematic history, theory and the impact changing technology has had on the form.
  13. Define and perform in the roles and professional practices involved with film production, television and their related industries.


Program coordinator:

Scott Doerr

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

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 79 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 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Communications Technology (M) strongly recommended
  • Grade 12 Media Arts (M)
  • Grade 11 Visual Arts (M) or (O) OR Grade 12 Visual Arts (M)
  • Grade 12 Drama (M)
  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
Recommended Personal Preparation

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Involvement in Cable TV production, photography, drama, writing hobbies, audio visual clubs
  • General knowledge of the television industry
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements


Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
(See Additional Requirement and Gen Ed - Electives below
for Level 1/2)
WRIT-1037Reason & Writing 1-Contemporary Media3
This course will introduce contemporary media students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
TVSN-1082TV Production & Applied Theory 13
The student will receive group hands-on practical training on the mechanical and electronic function of various television operational equipment including; studio camera, video, field camera, switcher, audio, character generator, server and lighting. The course will also provide the student with a theoretical knowledge of television and video production technology, terminology, and equipment. The Applied Theory portion of the course focuses on the underlying technology within a video production or television broadcasting facility. The student will also receive practical operational experiences in broadcast production procedures and industry practices within a cooperative team-oriented learning environment and will have an opportunity to apply their hands on training during productions or exercises throughout the term.
FILM-1024Film Production & Applied Theory 13
Students will receive hands-on practical training and gain the technical expertise needed throughout the film production process. Topics to be covered include single camera production, cinema camera operation, single and double system sound recording, lighting for film production, gripping, and the crew roles that comprise film productions. Through lectures and discussions, the applied theory portion of the course will provide students with an introductory knowledge base centred on the terminology, modes, mechanics and underlying function of the equipment and techniques used in film production. Students will apply their knowledge by engaging in a variety of hands-on assignments, group projects and exercises throughout the term.
MKTG-1085Media, Sales, Marketing & Promotion 13
This course focuses on an introduction to integrated marketing communications and its impact on the media industry. Students will learn how businesses market their products and services to a defined target consumer. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify marketing opportunities associated with a product or service and build a media plan to exploit those opportunities.
TVSN-1083Production Mgmt & Writing for Media 12
This is a course designed to provide students with fundamental production theory and techniques commonly used in the Broadcast Television and Film industry. Emphasis will be placed on terminology, operational practices and personnel responsibilities in relation to production using the most current reference information possible. Scriptwriting and storyboarding skills will also be developed during this course to ensure the students are well prepared for preproduction work throughout the program.
TVSN-1078Editing & Graphics for TV & Film 13
This course will introduce students to basic post production for Television and Film, emphasizing Editing and Graphic Design. The primary component is to acquaint the student with industry editing concepts, procedures and styles. Basic design principles will provide the foundation of graphic design use. Through on-line video lectures and practical based lab sessions, students will learn industry standards for post-production editing and graphic design software.
MMED-1042Media Today3
How do we define media? More importantly, how does media define us? In this course, we will seek answers to significant questions about the power and influence that media have in our lives. By studying the media's revolutionary evolution throughout history, including the current digital revolution, students will develop their ability to respond critically to the media that surround us and influence our culture.
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*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.