The BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment diploma program prepares students for a career in media behind the scenes or in front of a microphone or camera.
You will learn vocal development, radio journalism, media marketing and advertising, the Canadian broadcast media system, professional voicing, audio production, the business of the music industry, online design, documentary production and career development. You will also have an active role in operating all departments of a fully licensed FM radio station in Metro Vancouver.
Many BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment grads work across Canada and around the world in a variety of media and media-related positions.
Radio Arts and Entertainment students operate Evolution 107.9, a CRTC-licensed FM radio station. All on-air content, including news, sports, advertising messages, and short and long-form features, are written and presented by second year students. Students also participate in various marketing opportunities throughout the community with the Evolution 107.9 Promo Team. Evolution 107.9 is also the radio play-by-play voice of the Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team.
Radio Arts and Entertainment students participate in a four week internship with a radio station, TV station, marketing firm, or production company to learn on the job and develop connections within the media industry. Many students find internships in communities throughout British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world.
Graduates of the BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment diploma program have a strong foundation in vocal and script performance, writing, broadcast journalism, marketing and advertising, audio and video production and social media.
Students gain valuable skills that can lead to a wide variety of broadcast and media-related job opportunities.
The Radio Arts and Entertainment program always receives more applications than available seats, so apply early.
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.
Prepares students for careers in radio and related media fields. Training includes basic broadcast skills and academic courses. Extensive instruction is given in on-air performance and operations, interviewing, media writing, online and social media, digital production, marketing and advertising for media and news and sports reporting. Full digital facilities provide training on current industry equipment. Business and management issues are also an integral component of the program, including sales, marketing, music programming, human resources, and management information systems. In addition to academic courses, students receive much practical experience via structured simulations in first year and operation of radio station Evolution 107.9 FM in second year.
If you are looking for general information about applying to the Program, we invite you to attend a Broadcast and Media Communications monthly information session. At each Information Session, there is a faculty member on-hand to answer questions and you'll receive a tour of our facility, studios, and radio station - Evolution 107.9 FM.
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