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Radio Television Journalism

Radio Television Journalism

Develop the skills you need to inform the public in the digital age.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
2 Years
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Seats available


Learn the skills to work in today's changing media industry. In this program, you explore the ins-and-outs of radio and television journalism by packaging news stories in a fast-paced, real-word studio environment.

Throughout your studies, you apply journalism theory, write and produce scripts, develop your storytelling and writing skills, and practise your on-air presentation skills. You also learn to operate the latest industry-specific equipment,

Freelance work and entrepreneurial opportunities are a fast-growing area in this field. You are exposed to skills and approaches needed to excel in this area.

In year two, you have the opportunity to focus on Television Production, Radio Performance and Studio Production or Journalism.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • Qualified applicants are invited to an interview; the purpose of the interview is for you to demonstrate your verbal and written communication skills. The interview is also an opportunity to present your video, audio or written work. For details on what to expect at the interview, see the Radio Television Interview Requirements (PDF 105KB).
  • If you don't respond to your invitation, or if you miss a scheduled interview, your application is cancelled.

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end, or throughout the duration, of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • This program is eligible for an optional cooperative education (co-op) credit course between year one and two.
  • Co-op provides an opportunity for paid, full-time work placements that last 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Our co-op program follows Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) guidelines.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

  • Radio and television stations.
  • Related industries, including advertising, audio-visual production and public relations.
  • You may start your own business venture in video or audio production.

Choose NSCC

  • You learn in an environment that provides professional studios and the latest technology and equipment. Facilities and equipment provide a real-world learning environment.
  • You learn from experienced instructors with strong ties to industry.
  • During this two-year program, you're introduced to the needs and expectations of this industry and you practise your skills until you're proficient.
  • You polish and perfect what you learn by operating the campus radio station (CCKC) and producing a regular cable TV program.
  • The practical experiences and contacts you make are your edge to a successful entry into this competitive market.
  • Continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
RTVJ 2000   Journalism I
RTVJ 2010   Television Operations I
RTVJ 2030   Radio I
RTVJ 2040   Digital Tools I
RTVJ 2050   Mechanics of Media Writing I
RTVJ 2100   Journalism II
RTVJ 2200   Television Operations II
RTVJ 2300   Electronic News Gathering and Electronic Field Production
RTVJ 2400   Digital Tools II
RTVJ 2500   Work Experience I
RTVJ 2600   Radio Production Techniques I
RTVJ 2700   Sound and Audio Process
RTVJ 2800   Commercial Writing
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

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