|BCIT BROADCAST TELEVISION DIPLOMA|
|BCIT Credential:||BCIT Diploma of Technology|
|Program Length:||2 years, Full-time
|Number of Courses:||26 courses, 145.5 credits|
|Total Tuition/Cost:||Learn about Tuition & Fees|
|Internship/Practicum:||4 weeks, 5 days a week|
|Job Rotations:||Shooting & Editing (Short Form)
Major Project Production (Long Form)
Production - BCIT Magazine & Live Event
Industry Internships & Practicums
|1st Year Entry:||View Requirements|
Admissions for September 2013 will close on Friday, May 31st. Your application and documents must be received by BCIT no later than this date to be eligible for entry into the program.
- Applications for the Television & Video Production program are accepted beginning on November 15th. By applying early, you increase your chances at being selected for the program.
- We recommend applying for the program online so your file can be started immediately. You may also mail-in, or drop-off an application form [pdf].
- Submit your supporting documents (see below). Please ensure your BCIT student number is printed on all submissions.
- Register online for our broadcast entrance examination.
The final broadcast entrance exam for 2013 will be on Wednesday, May 29th. All applicants must write the exam by this date to be eligible for acceptance.
When we have received your application, your supporting documents, and your entrance examination, we will call you to arrange an interview with our faculty.
Out of town applicants may request a phone interview, or online via Skype videoconferencing.
Television Admissions Coordinator
The Television Program is currently undergoing a periodic curriculum development process. Course outcomes, learning objectives, and implementation strategies are being revised and updated in consultation with the Program Advisory Committee, BCIT Faculty, and the BCIT Learning and Teaching centre.
In addition to regular textbooks and supplies, Television & Video Production students must supply the following additional resources to ensure they can participate in classes, and deliver assignments to meet learning outcomes.
- cell phone with voice mail (must have silent mode)
- access to a computer
- my.bcit e-mail address (may forward email to an email provider of your choice)
- USB memory stick – minimum 2 GB for assignments
- 250GB (minimum) portable USB-powered hard drive - for non linear media storage
- One PDV-64N DVcam videotape
- Headphones (over-ear, or in-ear variety) with 1/8" connector
- access to a still camera – digital or film
- blank DVD-R media for archive & submission purposes
To participate in classroom and lab projects effectively, Broadcast faculty members recommend that students may consider purchasing a portable computer to utilize in addition to BCIT computer labs.
Students considering a computer purchase may wish to consider an Apple Macintosh system to give them the most flexibility with regard to the software used in their courses (both Mac and PC programs are utilized within the course curriculum).
Access to a consumer quality video camera is also valuable for training purposes. While most of assignments require the use of our broadcast-quality professional equipment for production and post-production, small, inexpensive digital video cameras can be valuable for use as planning tools.
Television & Video Production students are not required to own a vehicle, however students must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle in Levels 1 through 4 in order to transport production equipment necessary for individual and group projects.
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.
The Television & Video Production Program has a course structure designed to start students with the basics necessary to quickly adapt to a professional production environment, then allow the freedom to work on larger team projects.
In addition to the core "Video Basics" course, students take courses in non-linear video editing, writing for television, technical concepts, production planning and more. Students are introduced to technology and skills at a pace that allows both enthusiasts and newcomers the opportunity to build their competencies together.
Term 1 is our most heavily academic term, and requires students to have strong time management skills in addition to a focus on academic achievement.
"Video Production" picks up where "Video Basics" leaves off, and gives students the opportunity to refine and expand their skills through small productions designed as team projects. Individual components in term 2 are designed to continue to expand and test their camera, editing, and lighting skills.
Classes introduce more advanced concepts such as "Essentials of Post Production and Online Media", which familiarizes students with compositing, animation, and special effects. Technical courses in video and audio post-production, as well as writing and communication courses expand core skills from Term 1.
Upon completing Term 2, students enter in a four-week "in-house" practicum, where they work with the Broadcast & Online Journalism students to create our weekly "BCIT Magazine" news program.
For the television students, this provides a real-world chance to enhance their single-camera shooting and editing skills, while producing a live-to-tape broadcast in a realistic newsroom environment.
Term 3 begins in September of the second year of the program. Students form themselves into production companies which are tasked with planning, shooting, and editing a major production. Student production companies choose their own projects which meet both course guidelines and their own areas of interest, such as documentaries, dramas, reality and lifestyle programming.
In addition, single-camera shooting and editing techniques are maintained through a news rotation working with Broadcast & Online Journalism students.
Students are required to spend time "in industry", where they can gain valuable experience and industry contacts as they work for local production companies, post-production facilities, film and independent productions and television stations.
Continuing from Term 3, student production companies work on a second major project while continuing to building their single camera shooting and editing experience through live-to-tape training and live, location production of sports and special events.
Students have the opportunity to participate in four-week industry practicums where they can build experience and relationships with employers in the field of their choice.
The final term in the program offers a unique benefit to students who are able to find paying work in the industry; students may elect to "co-op out", and work full-time for a paying employer. This option allows students to finish their academic term by correspondence, so they may work and gain valuable expertise while still earning their academic credential.
As BCIT strives to prepare students for successful careers, we regularly update and adapt our course offerings and hours to meet changing industry conditions and demands. Some classes and practicums may take place outside of normal class hours, including evenings and weekends to offer additional training opportunities for students.
Graduates are employed throughout B.C. and the world over, wherever television, cable facilities and audio and video production operations exist.
The Television & Video Production course is not a film training program, however we utilize similar production methodologies to traditional film making in our training process. Our alumni work in both film and television & video production environments and indicate that our production techniques have prepared them well for their roles.
As a program that aims to give students the widest possible opportunity for finding their passion within the production community,
Many of our alumni have found employment in both independent and feature film productions, as video editors for features and independent productions, as news or production camera operators, producers and production assistants, film and video staff, scriptwriters and media relations positions.
Rob has been employed in Television Production since 1962 as a Television Operations Technician in Camera, Audio & Lighting, Technical Director, Director, Technical Producer and Manager, Broadcast Operations for: CHSJ-TV, Saint John, CBC Halifax, CBC Toronto, CKVU-TV, Vancouver, NOWTV, Vancouver, CBS, New York & EUROSTEP, London, U.K. The range of program formats extend through: Educational Programs, News & Information Programs, Music & Variety to Live Sports Broadcasting.
B. A. (UBC 1969), M. P. S. (N.Y.U. 1982)
John began in Television at Cable Atlantic in St. John’s Newfoundland in 1992. Like all cable volunteers, John did his share of camera for City Council meetings but he quickly advanced to become a fixture on sporting events – such as the former St. John’s Maple Leafs – where he found his love of mobile production.
John moved to BC in 1996 and continued to volunteer with Rogers. Eventually, he decided to professionalize and expand on his experience and so attended BCIT’s Television and Video Production Program. John used his knowledge of videotape to gain employment in post-production. When he graduated BCIT in 2001 he was awarded a National Apprenticeship from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He used this opportunity to gain valuable film production experience.
In 2003, John began teaching part time in the BCIT Television and Video Production Program. In 2006, John was selected to teach full time. Since then, John has returned to his television roots and now freelances in live sports production for Shaw, The Vancouver Canucks, and CBC Hockey Night in Canada.
David Griffiths began working in video production in 1988 as a volunteer for Shaw Cable in Prince George, British Columbia. Working in a volunteer cable television facility gave David a firm grasp of the broadcast technology, and enabled him to start as a full-time employee of CKPG Television in 1990. In 1992 David moved to Burnaby BC, and enrolled in the Television & Video Production course at BCIT to expand his skill set.
After graduating from BCIT's Television and Video Production course in 1992, David began working in live sports broadcasting as a Chyron operator and programmer, then moved into Directing and Technical Directing for seven years. While continuing to work in live sports broadcasting, David worked for Studio Post and Imaging in Vancouver, B.C., and rapidly developed skills in Video Compression, DVD Authoring, Graphics and Animation, as well as Editing and Post Production.
David has been a faculty member in the Television & Video Production program at BCIT since 1999, and continues to work as a freelance editor in feature films, technology consultant for local post-production companies, and continues to work as an editor and online editor for episodic television programs.
Michael Moss began his working life in pro audio sales, he also volunteered as a DJ at the campus radio station at Langara College, was a roadie in the local music scene and was a partner in a mobile disco business. Looking for a career in media he applied at CBC Television and spent the next 30 years working at their Vancouver studio. Mike began in Telecine (Film Transfer), and over the years moved on to Master Control, Videotape recording, video switching, ENG editing, EFP (Field) Audio, studio camera, audio operator and finally landed a job as Supervising Technician for the CBC Vancouver Newsroom. Here Mike supervised the crew who worked on live remotes, Election coverage and daily live news production.
Later advancing to the position of Manager of TV Post Production at CBC Vancouver, Mike supervised the Production Editing, Graphic Design, Audio Post Production and Server Ingest/VTR area. Mike worked with producers on numerous TV shows and documentaries.
Mike now works as an independent media technical consultant, technical producer and editor.
Mike is a recipient of the CBC 25 year service award, is a past member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Western Association of Broadcaster Engineers. Mike was most recently Chair of the BCIT Television Program Advisory Council and continues to advise faculty on industry trends.
Dan Moscrip comes to BCIT with a wealth of television production experience. His career began in 1978 at Victoria Cable 10. For 25 years he worked at Knowledge Network, where he was a Senior Producer/Director. Dan has more than 1000 broadcast programs to his credit including documentaries, drama, promotions, short vignettes, instructional telecourses, and informational series. He has extensive experience with single camera electronic field production; multi-camera location webcasts; remote mobile-based productions; and hundreds of hours of multi-camera studio directing – both recorded and live. He also owned Looking Glass Productions Ltd., an award winning video production company based in North Vancouver.
His work has been recognized by the International Health & Medical Film Festival, the New York Festivals, the Columbus Film & Video Festival, the AMTEC (Association for Media & Technology in Education in Canada) Festival and others. Dan is also a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcaster's Quarter Century Club in recognition of 25 years of honourable and distinguished service to the broadcasting industry of Canada.
Dan studied television production at the British Columbia Institute of Technology earning a Diploma of Technology in Broadcast Communications and has completed the BC Instructors Diploma Program through Vancouver Community College. As a practitioner of life-long-learning he has furthered his education with courses in writing, acting, directing, financing, pitching, and project management.
Dave began his career in television volunteering for Rogers Community Cable before attending and graduating from BCIT’s Full Time Television program in 1992. After graduation, he worked at a local station in Master Control and freelanced on a variety of sets as a camera and lighting assist.
Turning his focus to post-production, Dave found a home cutting commercials and corporate videos eventually ending up at The Eyes where he propelled to the position of Vice-President. While at The Eyes, Dave produced and directed many award winning television series for Canadian and US networks as well as supervised all aspects of post-production.
Dave is now back in the edit suite cutting docu-reality and docu-drama programming while simultaneously on the faculty teaching editing.
Glenn Graham worked as a management consultant prior to joining BCIT’s School of Business. He has 17 years of experience not only leading client service delivery teams but also delivering various types of business-to-business and business-to-consumer research, analysis, and strategy development assignments. These assignments have focussed primarily on the development of market entry strategies, business plans, and strategic plans. Other types of assignments have included market/industry studies, competitor analysis studies, consumer behaviour research studies, product development/product pricing studies, demand analysis studies, feasibility studies, and business process improvement/program effectiveness reviews. He holds two Bachelor degrees and a Master’s degree from Simon Fraser University.
He has taught in both the part time studies program and the full-time day programme. At the present time, he is teaching ORGB 1105, Organizational Behaviour, BUSA 2005, Principles of Management, ORGB 2325, Organizational Behaviour, and ORGB 2510, Interpersonal Relationships. In the past, he has taught BUSA 2005, Principles of Management, BUSA 2100, Introduction to Management, HRMG 3105, Human Resource Management Fundamentals, and ORGB 1105, Organizational Behaviour. In addition, he has acted as faculty advisor to students engaged in delivering the end-of-credential consulting project in BMGT 4900 and HRMG 4900.
John began instructing at BCIT in April 2000. He is lead instructor in Electronic Commerce in the School of Business. From 2011 he has been instructing in the full-time program. From 2007 to 2011 John had the opportunity to live in Tokyo where he taught at Temple University’s Japan campus.
Along with instructing business, computer and IT courses for many years he has worked as a stockbroker, has planned and launched a small business, written and consulted on numerous business plans, planned and implemented an array of web sites and engaged in IT project management including work with Microsoft on Windows Mobile and Windows Vista.
John Foster has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University (Australia), and an honours Certificate in Electronic Commerce from the British Columbia Institute of Technology
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