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BCST 1151 - Radio and TV Announcing

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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.



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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

BCST 1151 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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