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Radio and TV Announcing BCST 1151

Broadcast Communications Course

International Fees

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

Course details

Do you like to have fun, whether it be individually or with your classmates? If so, this is the class for you. Each week you will work with authentic broadcast scripts covering news, entertainment, sports and advertising, all under the guidance an encouragement of a industry professional who has been on the air in Vancouver for over 25 years. This course is designed from the perspective that, in this age of media convergence, good performance skills are transferrable to all forms of media, whether traditional broadcasting, podcasting or any other on-line broadcast platform. This is a fast-paced class where students learn vocal and performance skills for radio and television announcing which are transferable to many other occupations. In addition, students will learn the basic operations of a radio production board and proper microphone technique. On-air technique is much more than rambling about your favourite band or mumbling your way through a dry news script. Great announcing involves impeccable communication skills – emotions and thoughts need to be transmitted with clarity while understanding who the audience is. Students should be willing to have fun, take risks and perform outside their comfort zone.​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$487.86

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of BCST 1151 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 41813

Duration

Wed Jan 10 - Wed Mar 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41813
  • Domestic fees $487.86
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 27 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 135
Instructor

Craig Thullner

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$487.86

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This course will be delivered synchronously in person, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled classes held at Burnaby Campus SE10 building on the days and times noted on the course web page. If seats remain, registration is permitted after the course start date up to January 23, 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.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BCST 1151 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 20380

Duration

Wed Apr 10 - Wed Jun 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 20380
  • Domestic fees $487.86
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Jun 26 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 135
Instructor

Craig Thullner

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$487.86

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This course will be delivered synchronously in person, requiring your attendance and participation in scheduled classes held at Burnaby campus SE10 135 on the days and times noted on the course web page. If seats remain, registration is permitted without approval up to April 23, 2024, by calling 604-434-1610.
Status

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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