In this age of media convergence, are your skills as diverse as they could be? This group of six courses is designed to help media professionals broaden the scope of their multimedia knowledge. Take your strong writing skills and augment them with visual storytelling so you can repurpose your content in multiple formats. This collection of courses will provide you with the skills to compile a story – from conception through advanced shooting to final edit – entirely on your own.
Upon completion of the courses listed under the program matrix, you will be eligible to receive The Backpack Video Journalist Statement of Completion.BCIT Backpack Video Journalist students learn to:
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
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