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BCIT Broadcast Journalism Certificate

Broadcast Communications offers a wide variety of interesting, stimulating and challenging part-time studies courses in the fields of radio broadcasting, television and video production, film, and broadcast journalism.

Registrants may wish to attend an information session prior to enrolling in Broadcast Communications part-time courses. These sessions are held at 1730 in Room SE10 161 (Television Studio One, just off the main lobby in the Broadcast Centre), on the last Monday in August and the first Monday of every month thereafter through June. (Where a first Monday is a statutory holiday, the sessions are held on the second Monday.) Confirmation of dates can be obtained by calling 604-432-8863.

For those who are new to broadcasting, we recommend our "introductory" courses as a first step. These are BCST 1150 - Radio Introduction, BCST 1160 - Television and Video Introduction and BCST 1170 - Broadcast Journalism Introduction. Students receive a solid grounding in each field and practical experience with broadcast equipment and procedures.

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  BCST 1140 Broadcast Industry Operations 3.0
  BCST 1144 Writing for the Media 3.0
  BCST 1147 Broadcast Writing 3.0
  BCST 1148 Interviewing for Radio and Television 3.0
  BCST 1150 Radio Broadcasting Introduction 3.0
  BCST 1151 Radio and TV Announcing 3.0
  BCST 1160 Television Broadcasting and Video Introduction 3.0
  BCST 1170 Introduction to Journalism 3.0
  BCST 1172 Investigative Reporting 3.0
  BCST 1256 Audio Sound Design 1 3.0
  BCST 1332 Media Law 3.0
  BCST 2216 Introduction to New Media 3.0
  BCST 2248 Online Journalism 3.0
  ECON 1150 Economic Issues 3.0
 
2. Complete 3.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BCST 1180 Introduction to Non-Linear Video Editing 3.0
  BCST 1187 Video Journalism 3.0
 
3. Complete 3.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BCST 1173 Sports Broadcasting 3.0
  MKTG 1019 Media Relations 3.0
  MKTG 1323 Effective Public Speaking 3.0
 
Total Credits: 48.0

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Transfer credit

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.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Angelina Shine, Program Assistant, Part-time Studies
angelina_shine@bcit.ca / 604-451-7198

Kevin Ribble, Part Time Studies Coordinator
kevin_ribble@bcit.ca / 604-432-8707

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