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Radio and TV Announcing BCST 1151

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

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.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BCST 1151 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32518


Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32518
  • $464.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



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 September 27th by calling 604-434-1610.


This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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