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Introduction to Journalism BCST 1170

Broadcast Communications Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course provides a broad overview of journalism with a focus on news programming in the electronic media. Students examine how radio, television, and online news stories are covered, written and produced. There is much hands-on learning, including exercises in news writing, announcing and reporting. This fast-paced course also explores interview styles, media law, editorial writing, and on- camera performance.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$447.00 - $456.13 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BCST 1170 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 52626

Duration

Tue Apr 09 - Tue Jun 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 52626
  • Domestic fees $447.00
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 25 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Julia Foy

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$447.00

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be delivered synchronously ONLINE, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled online lectures on the days and times noted on the course web page. You will be expected to attend online class meeting times as this is not a self-paced course. Solid written and spoken English language skills are required for success in this course. If seats remain, registration is permitted without approval up to April 22, 2024, by calling 604-434-1610.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of BCST 1170 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 30709

Duration

Tue Sep 10 - Tue Nov 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 30709
  • Domestic fees $456.13
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Julia Foy

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$456.13

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course will be delivered synchronously ONLINE, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled online lectures on the days and times noted on the course web page. You will be expected to attend online class meeting times as this is not a self-paced course. Solid written and spoken English language skills are required for success in this course. If seats remain, registration is permitted without approval up to September 23, 2024, by calling 604-434-1610.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how news gathering occurs
  • Define different work positions and functions in a newsroom
  • Recall critical current events from the news
  • Demonstrate basic news writing skills
  • Use basic announcing skills in a performance environment
  • Carry out essential interview skills for the media
  • Discuss how news stories are edited for visual media
  • Identify important aspects of media law

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014

Related Programs

Introduction to Journalism (BCST 1170) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

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

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