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Television Writing and Producing

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: TW511 Length: 2 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $10,455.20
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Scholarships

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Program Contact(s)

Lorne Frohman
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3543
lorne.frohman@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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In order to continue with your application for Television Writing and Producing, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements. This contains all information to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter.

i. Resume

Applicants must submit a detailed resume including education, work and/or volunteer experience.

ii. Cover Letter

Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining their area of interest, career goals and expectations for the program.

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored.  Log-in to https://slideroom.com and create your free account.  There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $5,227.60 $7,212.50
Tuition $4,724.09 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $5,227.60 $7,212.50
Tuition $4,724.09 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Television Writing and Producing graduate certificate program prepares you to work as television writers and producers and to work in the production offices and on sets of current major television shows.

You will learn how to write, as well as create and produce, all genres of television shows from half-hour situation comedy, animation, children’s, one-hour episodic, reality and lifestyle to late night comedies, short films and screenplays. You will work with award-winning writers; producers; directors; set designers; editors; directors of photography; and development and network executives from Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles to learn the lucrative and creative business of television and film. Learn from well known guests, lecturers and faculty how to create, write, develop, pitch and sell the ideas that may one day lead to successful employment in writers’ rooms, production offices and on sets of major network television shows.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Outline the requirements for various scripts including Movies of the Week, Variety Television, Children’s Programming and Dramatic Series.

  • Create “spec” scripts of types including Movies of the Week, Variety Television, Children’s Programming and Dramatic Series.

  • Calculate profit and sales figures for given productions.

  • Summarize trends in television sales, production and markets.

  • Prepare strategies for pitching and packaging new products.

  • Provide a critical summary of all the technical requirements associated with television production and give examples of the problems and challenges encountered in production areas such as sound, lighting, space, sets, animation needs, camera operation, make up, costume design and music.

  • Perform the duties of a director or a director’s assistant.

  • Demonstrate the skills of a story analyst, reader production assistant and writer’s assistant.

  • Demonstrate the responsibilities and functions of a theatrical agent.

  • Outline the entrepreneurial skills needed by script writers.

  • Network with well-known television writers and producers.

  • Exhibit team building and communication skills and profit from exercises that encourage self-understanding, peer respect and professional behaviours.


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The Humber Advantage

Distinguished Faculty

Our award-winning faculty, industry professionals and well-known guest lecturers help students learn to create, write, develop, pitch, and sell their ideas.

Job-Ready Experience

Unlike students from other programs, Television Writing and Producing graduates enter the industry armed with their own spec or original script(s) in the any of the following genres: situation comedy, children's half-hour, animation, one-hour episodic, short film, screenplay, reality, and late night comedy. These scripts are invaluable writing samples that open doors for many grads. 

Your Career

Some of our graduates of this program are presently working as writers and producers at major television networks and major independent production companies. Some are working on popular television shows on CTV, CBC, NBC and MTV such as Big Brother, Bitten and New Girl. There are graduates currently running top animation TV series and working as literary agents in major agencies in Toronto.

Success Stories

Sarah Larsen

Sarah Larsen graduated from Humber's Television Writing & Producing program in 2012. Just a few years later she and her co-writers were awarded the 2016 WGC Screenwriting award for A Christmas Horror Story.

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Michael McCrudden

Michael McCrudden

Michael McCrudden started a YouTube channel as a creative outlet... and now has a devoted audience and millions of views a month.

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@HumberCreative

Faculty

Lorne Frohman

Lorne Frohman

Program Director, Television Writing & Producing
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Brian Ainsworth

Brian Ainsworth

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Deborah Bernstein

Deborah Bernstein

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Guy Mullally

Guy Mullally

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Rob Salem

Rob Salem

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Terry Saltsman

Terry Saltsman

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