Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: TW511 Length: 2 semesters
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
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.
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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.
Applicants are required to attend an interview session and submit a resume. Please allow yourself 2 hours for the session. Please bring a copy of your resume reflecting any relevant industry experience. Applicants will be scored on both the interview and their resume.
Applicants are required to attend an interview in a small group. This interview is a requirement as Television Writing and Producing is a program that relies highly on group work, collaboration and interaction within the classroom environment. Please come prepared to speak about your experience and knowledge of the industry.
A current resume must be submitted.
Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:
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.
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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.
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.
Our award-winning faculty, industry professionals and well-known guest lecturers, help students learn to create, write, develop, pitch, and sell their ideas.
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.
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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