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BCST 3251 - 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.




$649.09 - $661.15 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 48149

Sat Sep 25 - Sat Dec 04 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 25 - Dec 04 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 161


Tammy Bentz

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. *No class October 9th and Nov 13th. *Please bring a yoga mat, towel, or small blanket and wear comfortable clothes to move around in.
  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 this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 88554

Sat Jan 15 - Sat Mar 26 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 15 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY
Jan 22 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 161
Jan 29 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY
Feb 05 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 161
Feb 12 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY
Feb 26 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 161
Mar 05 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY
Mar 19 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 161
Mar 26 Sat 10:00 - 15:00 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. No class Feb 19 or March 12. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online and in-class on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Students need to bring a scribbler, pencil, pen, file folder and yoga mat or towel for all in person classes.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.


This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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 Winter 2021

Related Programs

BCST 3251 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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