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Radio Broadcasting Introduction BCST 1150

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Take your first step toward a radio career that encompasses traditional radio and also embraces multiple media platforms, including social media. You will receive solid instruction and practical hands-on experience in our modern radio facilities. Develop introductory skills in on-air, news, sports, commercial copywriting and production, feature creation, and programming. Learn how your love of music, communicating, entertaining, and informing can lead to an exciting career in radio. Apply your new knowledge in simulated broadcasts that will be critiqued by professionals. Many of today's prominent broadcasters honed their skills first in this course. Find out if a radio career is in your future!


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BCST 1150 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 30704


Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 30704
  • $464.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 135

Brian Wiebe

Course outline




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 26th by calling 604-434-1610.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use audio consoles, microphones, computers and other basic sound equipment.
  • Explain on-air programming philosophies and approaches.
  • Appreciate the role of team leader in on-air operations (the program director).
  • Communicate effectively with different demographic groups.
  • Organize, research, and perform a radio program with infrequent operational errors.
  • Apply the basic elements required to present a 'personality' in a multimedia environment.
  • Perform a brief newscast live in a studio setting.
  • Describe the steps involved in performing a script for voice-over.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

Radio Broadcasting Introduction (BCST 1150) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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