|Description:||Radio, Television and Broadcast News (RTBN) is divided into three majors: Radio, Television and Broadcast News. Students choose the option that best fits their individual skills or interests in preparation for a challenging, creative and exciting career in the media.
Radio students gain valuable industry experience by operating SAIT's campus radio station (accessible worldwide at radio.sait.ca). Students advance from audio basics to advanced digital multi-track production, fulfill a number of duties in the sales and promotions departments, and rotate through various positions including on-air personality, creative director, and production manager. Further, to round out this exciting and worthwhile career path students receive training in music directing, traffic management, and news and sports. Television students learn the fundamentals of writing, directing, producing, and editing in both live production and recorded video projects. There is a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and creativity in both single and multi-camera environments. Students participate in producing information and news programs, live on-location sports and other events, variety programs, documentaries, commercials, and public service announcements. Students also become familiar with the technical aspects of TV and video by working with broadcast-quality equipment such as High Definition portable and studio cameras, switchers, audio consoles, graphics work stations and computer-based editing systems. Broadcast News (BN) students learn how to research a story and tell it objectively. They receive extensive, hands-on training and realistic experience behind and in front of the camera and microphone, and can work effectively in both radio and television environments. BN students learn the importance of deadlines and how to uncover the heart of a story. Students take on many roles in our newsroom, including reporter, producer, line-up editor, news and sports anchor, and weather reporter.