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become a media master and craft stories with bcit’s broadcast and online journalism program
Become a Media Master and Craft Stories with BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism Program
become a media master and craft stories with bcit’s broadcast and online journalism program

Become a Media Master and Craft Stories with BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism Program

Why Study Broadcast and Online Journalism at BCIT?

BCIT’s (British Columbia Institute of Technology) Broadcast and Online Journalism program allows students to develop skills and obtain knowledge that experienced journalists and media professionals use daily. Seasoned faculty members and alumni will also mentor students to form connections with industry professionals. The program’s focus on multi-platform training and hands-on production experience (print, online, social media, television, radio, podcasts, mobile devices, etc.) places its students at the best institution to study journalism. With growing job opportunities and a placement rate of over 90%, BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism program might just be your calling! 

Check out the program’s video here to learn more.

Program Information 

  • Department: School of Business & Media
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Length: 2 years (September-May Annually)
  • Delivery: Full-time, in-person at the Burnaby campus
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • International Tuition: $43,636 

Program Layout

Year 1: 

The first year of this program is structured to build students’ technical skills through practical, hands-on teaching where students learn relevant applications of skills and equipment use. Students will develop skills in areas like interviewing, announcing, writing, delivering stories (written and verbal), and acquiring industry internships.  

Year 2: 

The second year of this program includes three industry internships combined with additional lab-based learning. Students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills that they have developed in year one to their internships. 

Internship Opportunities

During the second year of study, students will take part in three industry internships. Each internship will last 4 weeks (for a total of 12 weeks), during which students will collaborate with various industry partners and gain insights from professionals actively engaged in the field. 

Internship partners include: 

  • CBC Vancouver
  • Global News
  • CKNW
  • Radio NL 
  • Sportsnet 650
  • Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Canadian Esports Championship Series
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • BC SPCA 
  • Special Olympics
  • TransLink
  • Delta Police

See here for a complete list of internship partners and programs. 

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Application requirements

Applications begin October 1st (or next business day). Applicants will be accepted on a first-qualified basis, meaning that applications are accepted in the order in which they arrive as long as they (1) meet all of the requirements, and (2) space availability remains. 

Applicants must demonstrate the following: 

  • English language proficiency: English Studies 12 (67%) or equivalent (Category 2)

OR

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (no band less than 5.5)

OR

  • TOEFL iBT: 86 overall (no section less than 20)

OR

  • Duolingo English Test: 120 overall (no subscore less than 95)

OR

  • See here for a full list of accepted tests and scores

Note 

International students must obtain a valid study permit before starting the program. 

Since there is a mandatory work component to qualify for graduation, students must also obtain a co-op work permit before starting the program. 

How to Apply?

To submit your application:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card to pay the application fee.

See here for detailed instructions on how to apply. 

Future Career Opportunities

As new events develop and evolve, the demand for skilled journalists and broadcasters only continues to rise. Over the years, graduates of the program have taken up the following roles:

  • Video Journalist
  • Field Reporter
  • Sportscaster
  • Sports Play-by-Play
  • Writer/Editor
  • Researcher
  • Media Relations
  • News Anchor/On-Air Host
  • Video/Digital Producer
  • Associate Producer
  • Feature Editor/Reporter
  • Online Writer/Editor

Want to Learn More?

Attend an upcoming information session on one of the following dates: 

Source: BCIT – Broadcast and Online Journalism

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