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Radio and TV Announcing BCST 1151

Broadcast Communications Course

Course details

​In this class you will be taught by a working professional who has been on the air in Vancouver for over 25 years. Each week you will be working with real and current radio scripts covering news, sports, entertainment and advertising. In this course, you will develop vocal, writing, and performance skills for radio and television announcing. The focus is on effective verbal communication; which is essential for successful business communication and self-confidence. We will explore respiratory and vocal anatomy, emphasize articulation, and experience vocal exercises. You will gain these practical skills through working with a variety of scripts including news, entertainment, sports, traffic, and commercials. To gain the most from this class, you should be willing to take risks and perform outside of your comfort zone.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$464.42

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of BCST 1151 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 41813

Duration

Wed Jan 11 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41813
  • $464.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 135
Instructor

Craig Thullner

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$464.42

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. If seats remain, registration is permitted after the course start date up to January 24th by calling 604-434-1610.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate correct vocal techniques.
  • Demonstrate correct microphone techniques.
  • Perform the operations needed in a radio booth.
  • Prepare a script for announcing by following the stated steps.
  • Prepare for an 'on-air shift’.
  • Construct an editorial review script for presentation.
  • Determine the appropriate tone to use for a given demographic for a radio or television audience.
  • Describe the importance of advertising and its role in TV and radio.
  • Describe the daily operation of a radio station.
  • Perform on-camera announcing techniques, including working with a prompter.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

Radio and TV Announcing (BCST 1151) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Music Business
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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