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PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radio, Television and Broadcast News


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Program Description


Radio Major:

So you want to become a radio announcer or DJ? What about learning how to produce content for the next most-talked-about podcast? Or how to become a voice actor for animation and videos? The Radio, Television, and Broadcast News program’s Radio major is your ticket!

Gain valuable, hands-on experience by performing on SAIT’s Campus Radio Station, www.saitradio.com. Each student will go on-the-air as a radio personality, learn advanced multi-track digital audio production, and gain extensive, industry-level training in creative writing and promotional planning and execution. Graduates of the Radio program at SAIT are on the air in Calgary and all over Canada as DJs, producers, writers and voice-over talent. Even Howard Stern hired a SAIT Radio grad to be the Imaging Director and Head Sound Designer for his two stations on Sirius XM!

This program involves two years of full-time study. Each of the program’s two years is divided into two semesters. There is a single intake each year, with classes commencing in September and finishing in late April. A four-week industry practicum is completed in the fourth semester.

Television Major:

If you are always watching YouTube and creating content for social media, then the Radio, Television, and Broadcast News program’s Television major is for you! Storytelling and content creation are the main objectives of the Television major. A strong emphasis is placed on hands-on learning and innovation in both single-camera and multi-camera environments.

Students learn the fundamentals of producing, directing, editing and shooting through a variety of live production and field production projects, including a drama, music video and documentary. Students will also work in teams to produce sports, Esports, news and talk programs. Students will become familiar with the technical aspects of film and television media by working with broadcast quality equipment such as HD cameras, stabilizers (Steadicam, Dolly, Jib Arm), switchers, digital audio consoles, graphics, servers and computer-based editing systems.

This program involves two years of full-time study. Each of the program’s two years is divided into two semesters. There is a single intake each year, with classes commencing in September and finishing in late April. A four-week industry practicum is completed in the fourth semester.

Broadcast News Major:

Want to be the next news or sports anchor? How about a sideline host for Hockey Night in Canada? Are you looking to develop your own YouTube channel, podcast or website? The Radio, Television, and Broadcast News program’s Broadcast News major is the place for you!

Broadcast News (BN) students receive extensive, hands-on training to work effectively in television, digital and radio environments. BN students learn the importance of meeting deadlines while maintaining respect for journalistic integrity. Students take on many roles in our real-life simulation, including reporter, producer, web editor, news and sports anchor, live reporter, and weather presenter. BN is challenging, creative and a solid preparation in content creation for a career in many media-related fields.

This program involves two years of full-time study. Each of the program’s two years is divided into two semesters. There is a single intake each year, with classes commencing in September and finishing in late April. A four-week industry practicum is completed in the fourth semester.

Program Overview


Fast Facts


  • Students in this program participate in laptop e-learning curriculum. Students lease a laptop computer from SAIT, which is equipped with various software applications. Internet access, training, and technical support are provided throughout the program.

Your Career


Graduates find work in the traditional areas of broadcast, cable and film production, both as salaried employees and freelancers. In recent years, we have seen our graduates obtain employment with corporate and educational organizations.

Student Success


Students with previous academic success are frequently more successful in SAIT programs.

Credentials


Upon successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Radio, Television and Broadcast News.

Accreditation


There are no formal accreditation arrangements at this time. Please contact the School for Advanced Digital Technology (ADT) for more information.

Progression


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements


  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline


Broadcast News


Radio


Television


Program Outcomes


Broadcast News major:

  1. Apply communication skills effectively and appropriately within the Radio, Television and Digital on-line world.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviours that reflect the expectations of the industries.
  3. Interact professionally within the work environment.
  4. Manage technical and administrative activities which support the organization.
  5. Plan, design, or work through projects or tasks from start to finish using well-defined objectives and outcomes.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to use computer software and hardware related to the creation of television, radio and on-line productions.
  7. Continuously assess personal strengths and areas for development to set personal learning goals.
  8. Use appropriate leadership skills to move quickly toward conflict resolution, and compromise to allow the team to move forward.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to critique process and product.

Radio major:

  1. Apply communication skills effectively and appropriately within the Radio industry.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviours that reflect the expectations of the Radio industry.
  3. Interact professionally within the work environment.
  4. Manage technical and administrative activities which support the organization.
  5. Plan, design, or work through projects or tasks from start to finish using well-defined objectives and outcomes.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to use computer software and hardware related to the creation of Radio productions.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to create effective scripts; including client interaction, creative meetings, research and editing skills.  
  8. Demonstrate technical ability to voice, edit, mix and produce effective commercials and features.
  9. Continuously assess personal strengths and areas for development to set personal learning goals.

Television major:

  1. Apply communication skills effectively and appropriately within the Television industry.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviours that reflect the expectations of the Television industry.
  3. Interact professionally within the work environment.
  4. Manage technical and administrative activities which support the organization.
  5. Plan, design, or work through projects or tasks from start to finish using well-defined objectives and outcomes.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to use computer software and hardware related to the creation of television/video productions.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to move a script into production including production meetings, location scouting, budgets, facilities, equipment and personal.
  8. Continuously assess personal strengths and areas for development to set personal learning goals.
  9. Use appropriate leadership skills to move quickly toward conflict resolution, and compromise to allow the team to move forward.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to critique process and product.

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