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BCST 2251 - Performance Development

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

Do you want to narrate or announce over your own video production, be the "voice" on your website, or enhance your own podcast or public presentation? This practical vocal, movement, and acting course provides the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your own voice and its potential through personal exploration and technical exercises. Whether you are an actor, media announcer/journalist, or someone committed to improving your presentation's impact, this course offers the techniques and practice to improve your skills.



This course was retired after the Winter 2021 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compose and perform a personal vocal warm-up and/or workout.
  • Understand and identify vocal resonators.
  • Improve presentation and acting abilities through acting and improvisation exercises.
  • Demonstrate script breakdown skills.
  • Present texts in a compelling performance with appropriate vocal techniques.
  • Demonstrate the skill to play with subtexts/thoughts/emotions under the words.
  • Successfully interpret direction/directing words to refine delivery.
  • Apply different vocal techniques and exercises to speak in front of any audience with ease.
  • Assess whether you have captured and maintained the attention of the audience.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

BCST 2251 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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Registration is currently open for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

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