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Radio Television Journalism

Radio Television Journalism

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work behind the equipment or in the eyes and ears of the public, in the world of radio and television.

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
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 Waitlist

Program Overview

Learn the skills to work in today's changing media industry. In year one of the program, you are exposed to all three media areas and are immersed in the fast-paced production environment of a real TV studio. You operate the equipment, apply the theory, write and produce scripts, develop your story-telling and writing skills and practise your ‘on air’ presentation skills for TV, radio and online formats. You work with teams to create, produce and present real news, using the latest technology. In year two, you have the opportunity to focus your skills in the areas of either Television Production, Radio Performance & Studio Production or Journalism.

Graduates from this program are equipped with the technological skills needed to ensure their adaptability for this nimble industry. 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.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • Interview – Qualified applicants (with complete applications) are invited to an interview to demonstrate verbal and written communication skills. The interview is also an opportunity to present your video, audio or written work. If you do not respond to your invitation or if you miss a scheduled interview, your application will be cancelled.
  • Interview Process – Detailed interview requirements: Radio Television Interview Requirements (PDF 326KB)

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.
  • Learn from experienced instructors with strong ties to industry.
  • You learn by doing – During this two-year program, you're introduced to the needs and expectations of this industry and you practise and repeat those skills until you are proficient. You build your foundation skills and polish and perfect them by operating the campus radio station (CCKC) and producing a regular cable TV program.
  • You get genuine experience through work term assignments in the industry. This practical experience and the 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.

Employment Opportunities

  • 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.
  • This is a highly competitive field, but our graduates have successfully found employment, here in Nova Scotia and across the country.

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) in a field related to your program between your first and second year.

Concentration Options

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   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

Next Steps

  1. 1

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    Application Process

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