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Broadcast Journalism

Now more than ever, the world needs good journalists. Today’s journalists must combine strong writing with technical savvy and production expertise.

Through this program, you’ll be guided by industry professionals to understand and explore the rapidly-changing world of journalism and story-telling. Hone your writing, interviewing, performance, and production skills to start on the path to a rewarding career in journalism.

By choosing the pace of your own study through part-time studies, you can select the courses and timing that are right for you, with our mix of required and elective courses.

Who should complete the Journalism Associate Certificate?

This program could be right for you if:

  • You’re looking to study part-time as you work or manage family needs
  • You want to build upon your natural writing talent towards a career in journalism
  • You are a story-teller with your own website and/or blog who wants to enhance writing and production skills to tell more powerful and professional stories
  • You’re curious about the world and enjoy connecting with others
  • You’re creative and want to enhance writing and production skills to share your stories in a more engaging way
  • You seek a supportive, hands-on educational experience studying abroad in Canada
  • You’re an International student looking for a program that is eligible for the post-graduation work visa

What grads can do

By earning your Associate Certificate, you’ll be honing your writing, story-telling and production skills to prepare for a variety of entry-level positions in journalism. You’ll be able to apply your writing skills and understanding of compelling story structure to a wide variety of opportunities in the world of media and communication. You may also wish to work as a freelance journalist, writer, or blogger to have your stories heard, or to enhance your own small business, personal project, or current job.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats such as evenings and weekends, and some of our offerings are available by distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately.

Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Applications are processed throughout the year.

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Read more about program declaration requests

BCIT accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
Declare Now

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  BCST 1158 Interviewing for Broadcasting and Podcasting 3.0
  BCST 1170 Introduction to Journalism 3.0
  BCST 1180 Introduction to Video Editing 3.0
  BCST 1190 Backpack Video Journalism 3.0
  BCST 1198 Photography & Lightroom: Building Your Photographic Vision 3.0
  BCST 2251 Performance Development 3.0
 
Complete 9.0 credits from the following: Credits
  BCST 1121 Discover Your Inner Storyteller 3.0
  BCST 1172 Investigative Reporting 3.0
  BCST 1173 Sports Broadcasting 3.0
  BCST 1225 Video Project Planning 3.0
  BCST 1256 Sound Design 3.0
  BCST 1260 Professional Video Camera Operations 3.0
  BCST 2270 Digital Journalism 1.5
  BCST 5010 Visual Communication and Culture 3.0
  MDIA 1180 Adobe Photoshop 1 1.5
  MDIA 2180 Adobe Photoshop 2 1.5
  MKTG 1019 Media Relations 3.0
 
Total Credits: 27.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Angelina Shine
Part-time Studies Program Assistant, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-451-7198 | Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca

Mary Kay Thurston
Part Time Studies Coordinator, Broadcast & Media Communications
604-432-8668 | Mary_Kay_Thurston@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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Change to English Requirement

The BCIT School of Business is committed to setting up our students for success in the courses and programs that they undertake. Beginning in the Spring / Summer 2019 term, students registering in School of Business part-time courses will need to meet BCIT's minimum English language requirements and successfully complete any required course prerequisites. Find out more.