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Radio Television Journalism - Journalism Concentration

Radio Television Journalism - Journalism Concentration

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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


A good journalist is a critical thinker and a rigorous investigator. Finding and researching news, identifying the characteristics of a good story and telling that story accurately and fairly are fundamental skills for a journalist.

The Journalism concentration is a second-year option of the Radio Television Journalism diploma program and focuses on news gathering, writing and reporting for video, audio and web platforms and presenting those reports to a diverse public.

You will report on real social issues in an authentic environment that reflects the processes and expectations of the media industry, and this diverse skill set will support job opportunities in both traditional areas and in the new and emerging ways of gathering news and disseminating it.

Admission requirements

  • Successful completion of Radio Television Journalism – Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Radio Television Journalism program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.

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 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.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

  • Graduates are news readers, radio news reporters, television videographers, online news reporters, video-journalists, producers, news directors, feature writers, etc.

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 Video-Journalist (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.
  • Continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Other info

  • Mobile devices have become an essential tool for gathering, creating and uploading news. To meet program needs and expectations, you're required to have a mobile device with a sufficient data plan; it will be used as a primary tool throughout your studies.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
RTVJ 3000   Diversity and the Media
RTVJ 3020   Electronic News Gathering Production Techniques
RTVJ 3040   Reporting I
RTVJ 3050   Media Law and Ethics
RTVJ 3100   Digital Audio I
RTVJ 3600   Advanced Digital Editing
RTVJ 4000   Media Entrepreneurship
RTVJ 4030   Journalism Major Project
RTVJ 4040   Reporting II
RTVJ 4050   Mechanics of Media Writing II
RTVJ 4500   Work Experience II
RTVJ 4800   Digital Portfolio

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