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Building Your Digital Media Presence BCST 3073

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​​There is a community and an audience online for just about every story, idea, and concept. The problem is that many people don't know how to create their ideas online, and to build and engage a community around those ideas. That is what you will begin to build in this course – a storyworld around your digital media endeavours (whether for personal branding, business or a project). This will include utilizing WordPress to build a professional website, optimizing SEO to that website and an associated youtube channel, niche audience building, creation of and participation in a digital storytelling campaign, measuring social metrics, crowdfunding, crafting appealing email newsletters, and developing a long term strategy for continued community engagement.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$624.57

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BCST 3073 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 48147

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Dec 19 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 48147
  • $624.57
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 19 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Erica Hargreave

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$624.57

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet online at a specific time, however, there will be set deadlines for assignments and exams.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify unique methods of sharing your voice in a creative or business endeavour.
  • Describe how storytelling can be used across media platforms to build brand imagery and loyalty.
  • Formulate goals to be achieved through digital storytelling.
  • Identify the story that will you help reach your goals.
  • Develop a professional WordPress site.
  • Explore ways to drive more viewers to a site and YouTube channel, and improve a site and channel's SEO.
  • Define SEO and identify ways to improve your site and channel's SEO.
  • Identify your target audience.
  • Locate your desired audience in niche digital communities, through social media, and on blogs.
  • Engage your desired audience in the digital space.
  • Build a StoryWorld around a site, YouTube channel, social media feeds, and your desired community.
  • Create an engaging email campaign.
  • Identify the characteristics of a successful crowdfunding campaign.
  • Craft strategy for a crowdfunding campaign of your own.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Building Your Digital Media Presence (BCST 3073) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Music Business
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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