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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.

Many part-time studies students seek a "credential" as part of their program of studies. The courses required to obtain a Certificate in Broadcast Communications are listed here. Students intending to pursue this Certificate must choose a specific program (Radio, Television or Broadcast Journalism).

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About Part-time Studies

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:

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

Ongoing PTS 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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Required Courses: Credits
  BCST 1033 Preparing for Your Business Career 3.0
  BCST 1101 Media Technology Fundamentals 1 3.0
  BCST 1103 Copywriting 1 3.0
  BCST 1112 Contemporary Issues 1 2.0
  BCST 1140 Broadcast Industry Operations 3.0
  BCST 1143 The Music Business and the Broadcast Industry 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 1170 Introduction to Journalism 3.0
  BCST 1256 Sound Design 1 3.0
  BCST 2251 Performance Development 3.0
  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  MDIA 1206 Weaving the Web with Dreamweaver 3.0
  MKTG 1120 Event Planning 3.0
 
Total Credits: 49.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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
Part-time Studies Program Assistant, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-451-7198 | Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca

Paul Sawyer
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-456-1011 | Paul_Sawyer@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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