Friday, July 18, 2014

Career Outlook for Film and Radio Broadcast Program

Interested in working in film industry or radio or television production companies? Along with being passionate and internally driven, and possessing a great deal of perseverance, you will also need creative and technical skills to seek employment with radio, television or film production companies.

With this, you will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, understanding of artistic and commercial aspects of the industry, media writing skills, camera work and lighting skills, editing and story writing skills.

Building a career in media and film industry is quite challenging. However, college education in broadcasting and film can help you gain the required knowledge, skills and hands-on experience, opening doors to a number of career opportunities in front of you.

Centennial College’s post-secondary TV and radio broadcast program prepares you for diverse careers in entertainment and media industries. While gaining both the creative and technical skills, you will also create new and original story ideas, and prepare, manage and carry out the creative production. The program also incorporates an industry field placement to complement your education.

The three-year program at broadcasting schools lays a strong emphasis on media workplace issues, photography, broadcasting history, writing for media, camerawork, communication, radio production, lighting, film appreciation and analysis, editing, filmmaking, TV studio, screenwriting, integrated media, sound and picture design, on-air promotions, media business and entrepreneurship, and portfolio production.

Career Outlook for Centennial’s Broadcasting and Film Program

As a program graduate, you will be able to find employment with radio and television stations, including specialty channels, production companies, corporate and commercial TV/Film production houses, feature and series film producers and web production companies. You may work as:

  • Radio Broadcasting Assistant: As a radio broadcast assistant, you will be responsible for producing transcripts, program logs, editing audio packages using specific software, assisting with recording of transmissions, updating the radio station website, overseeing day-to-day production of local and national radio, planning, researching and producing live radio programs and broadcasting pre-recorded programs.
  • Studio Manager: As a studio manager, whether in a radio or television channel, you will be required to work on technical equipment to record, amplify, enhance or mix sound. You will also be responsible for assessing the acoustics of the studio, positioning and operating the recording and amplifying equipment, maintaining sound and recording equipment, monitoring audio signals to detect sound-quality deviations and synchronising pre-recorded audio with visual content.
  • Television Production Assistant: As a television production assistant, you will be responsible for editing and issuing scripts to and planning and distributing schedules of actors and crew members, organizing their accommodation and travel arrangements, handling expenses and sorting out enquiries. You may work on different types of television programs, such as reality shows, comedies, dramas, soap operas, or current affairs. You will be involved at all stages of a project, right from early stages to completion.

Apart from these, you may find employment as floor manager, film production assistant, production designer, and program researcher or location manager.  Alternatively, you can choose to study further for more advanced career options, by applying your academic credits toward a course at the associated university, institution or professional association.

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