Radio & Television ArtsBroadcast Journalism Concentration

Start Date:
2 Years
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2016 Waterfront Campus • Dartmouth New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Concentration Overview

The Broadcast Journalism concentration is a second year option of the Radio & Television Arts diploma program.

Do you like talking to people? Are you curious about what is going on in the world and like the idea of telling people about events both near and far? Broadcast Journalism could be the area of specialization for you. With a focus on writing, reporting, and reading the news for both radio and television, you are active in the community – interviewing people, recording sound, and shooting visuals, as well as writing and presenting stories on air. In your senior project, you create a documentary about social issues and engage the community to develop real life stories.

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Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Radio & Television Arts - Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Radio & Television Arts program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) and/or work experience that meets the Academic Requirements of the first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Choose NSCC

  • Our program provides a unique learning experience in Atlantic Canada, supported by experienced instructors with strong ties to industry.
  • You learn how to write and report a television news story, and the techniques and skills of being a Television Videographer (operating the camera, and editing your stories).
  • Radio news gathering and production techniques are developed using skills supported by high-quality computer editing equipment and facilities.

Employment Opportunities

  • Jobs for graduates of this concentration include positions as: News Reader, Radio News Reporter, TV Videographer, TV News Reporter, TV editorial section, and News Director.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
RTAT 3000   Television Production Techniques
RTAT 3015   Non-linear Editing
RTAT 3020   Radio Feature Writing I
RTAT 3021   Writing for Television I
RTAT 3022   Broadcast Journalism I
RTAT 3025   Digital Audio I
RTAT 3115   Digital Media Production
RTAT 3125   Digital Audio II
RTAT 4025   Writing for Television II
RTAT 4030   Radio Feature Writing II
RTAT 4035   Broadcast Journalism II
RTAT 4050   Communications II
RTAT 4120   Broadcast Journalism - Major Project
RTAT 4500   Work Experience II: Broadcast Journalism

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