What to Expect
Along with instructor-led lectures and classroom study, students will also take on job functions at the NAIT radio station, NR92. Students will have the opportunity to apply skills from five major areas: announcing, news distributing, writing, selling and producing. In this unique learning environment, students focus on achieving a professional level of performance and content.
Students broadcast live on the campus station, NR92, 9 hours a day, Monday to Friday, from the on-air booth in the Radio and Television Department or from the station's various remote locations found on campus. International, national, local and NAIT news coverage is included. Also, in Semester 3, students produce a weekly half-hour news magazine show targeted directly at NAIT students.
Classrooms are equipped to accommodate lectures and group discussions, while labs contain equipment commonly found in the radio industry.
Is This Program For You?
Radio requires employees to work effectively in team environments and have above-average communication skills. The Radio & Television - Radio program at NAIT 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.
A lengthy field placement at the end of the program gives each student valuable industry experience and connections in radio and tv. Corey Graham is one of several well-known radio and television personalities to get their start at NAIT. Corey was recently featured in techlife magazine - read more in Team 1260's Corey Graham: Voice of the Edmonton Oil Kings.