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BCST 1160 - Television Broadcasting and Video Introduction

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This introductory course provides an overview of television and video production with an emphasis on single camera and studio production techniques. Students will explore equipment operation in a hands-on learning environment, and will complete exercises that will provide practical knowledge of television studio and control room operations. The course will give students a solid foundation for further study in the television and video production field.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 20382

Mon Apr 12 - Mon Jul 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jul 05 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Sandro Licastro

Course Outline




  1. *Registration AFTER the course start date is permitted up to April 23rd. Email the Program Assistant with your BCIT student number for permission to register, at THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE COURSE. ATTENDANCE TO THE BURNABY CAMPUS IS REQUIRED. *The first class will be conducted ONLINE to be informed about the strict Covid19 Protocols that must be met before coming on site. Then attendance to the Broadcast Centre at the Burnaby campus on the dates and times shown on the registration page will be required for all subsequent classes, UNLESS Provincial Health Guidelines prohibit such activity. In this case, registered students will be notified of any changes. (No class May 24th for Victoria Day long weekend) *Only register for this course if you intend to attend the campus on all required dates after the online Covid19 preparation class. *The class location and other important information will be posted on the Learning Hub closer to the course start date. *To be successful in this course, plan to spend 1-2 hours per week on your studies in addition to class time, starting the first week. * If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: Thank you for your patience; you will be contacted ONLY if there is a seat available for you.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • ​Create and shoot a video sequence.
  • Effectively shoot video with good composition.
  • Apply the process of producing a short television segment.
  • Explain the individual roles within a production team, including control room and studio positions.
  • Operate under supervision studio production equipment including cameras and audio equipment.
  • Operate under supervision control room production equipment including video production switchers.

Effective as of Fall 2017

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