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.
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. Please refer to the program page at www.humber.ca to verify this program’s academic admission requirements. 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:
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.
|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
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.
Our award-winning faculty, industry professionals and well-known guest lecturers help students learn to create, write, develop, pitch, and sell their ideas.
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.
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.
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