Radio, Television and Broadcast News

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Field of Study:Radio and Television
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 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.
URL:Radio, Television and Broadcast News at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,376
Careers:Audio and Video Recording Technicians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 60% in the following courses or their equivalents: 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.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 05, 2018