May 25, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radio, Television and Broadcast News


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Program Description


Train to be an on-air radio personality, esports announcer, video content producer, or journalist through this program that spans multiple media platforms. Learn through courses in writing and reporting, video and audio production, scriptwriting, and more.

This program is divided into three majors: Radio, Television or Broadcast News. Students choose the option that best fits their individual skills and interests, in preparation for a challenging, creative, and exciting career in the media. Read on to learn more about the specifics of each major.

Majors


Radio: Students gain valuable industry experience by operating SAIT’s campus radio station (accessible worldwide at radio.sait.ca). Students progress from mastering audio basics to advanced digital multi-track production, perform duties in the sales and promotions departments, and rotate through station positions including on-air personality, creative director, and production manager. Students also receive training in music directing, traffic management, and news and sports delivery, to round out this exciting and worthwhile career path.

Television: 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 and stabilizers (Steadicam, Dolly, Jib Arm), switchers, digital audio consoles, graphics, servers, and computer based editing systems.

Broadcast News: Students learn how to research and objectively present a story. They receive extensive, hands-on training. The program provides realistic experiences behind and in front of the camera and microphone. Students are trained to work effectively in both the radio and television environment. Broadcast News students learn the importance of meeting deadlines while maintaining a respect for journalistic integrity. Students take on many roles in our newsroom, including reporter, producer, line-up editor, news and sports anchor, and weather reporter.

Program Overview


Fast Facts


  • This program should be completed full-time
  • Program Length:
    • Full-Time (4 Semesters)
  • This program is delivered in a classroom format
  • Full-Time Intakes:
    • Fall
  • 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 of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) 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


RTBN (Broadcast News Concentration) Outcomes:

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

RTBN (Radio Concentration) Outcomes:

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

RTBN (Television Concentration) Outcomes:

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

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