What to Expect
Radio & Television - Television students learn to gather and produce television news based on current industry standards, best practices and ethics. The program includes extensive coverage of NAIT news and sports, promotion of programs and services, as well as coverage of major community, regional, national and international affairs.
Students rotate through production positions, including camera operator, director, editor and news or sports anchor. Those interested in creative television production hone their skills through writing and producing commercials and public service announcements. Watch the NAIT television students on CTV Two on Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m., on the NAIT NewsWatch website or on the NR92, the campus radio station.
Classrooms are equipped to accommodate lectures and group discussions. Labs contain equipment commonly found in the television industry.
Is This Program For You?
The television industry requires employees to work effectively in team environments and have above-average communication skills. The Radio & Television - Television program places a great deal of emphasis on developing and enhancing those skills. For example, students will be expected to plan and make decisions with classmates, support decisions made by the team and respect the ideas and opinions of others.
Students will develop skills in
- on-air performance
- interviewing techniques
- news/sports writing and reporting
- commercial production
- camera operation
During their studies, students will gain hands-on experience writing, interviewing, filming, editing, producing and delivering the news on NAIT NewsWatch, the program's new program airing Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m. on CTV Two and on NR92, the campus radio station. Students will also contribute to the NAIT NewsWatch website, blog and use other social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to get experience with current news delivery mediums. Learn more and watch episode archives at the NAIT NewsWatch website.