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  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
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Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 7 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of D in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

NAIT's Radio and Television programs are 2 distinct, yet interrelated full-time diploma programs. Each of these dynamic 2-year programs takes a non-traditional approach to teaching that will provide you with learning opportunities through hands-on experiences.

Undertake the typical job functions found in radio and television stations by acting as the staff for NAIT's campus radio station (NR92) and television newsroom (NAIT NewsWatch). Using industry standard digital equipment and labs, and while working in modern studios, you'll hone written, technical, communicative and production competencies.

Our instructors are highly-qualified professionals with years of industry experience and our program is well-recognized across the country. If you flip on your TV or radio at any given time, you're likely to see or hear NAIT alumni working across North America.

 

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

In this program, you can expect to receive quality instruction from broadcasting professionals and experience hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Announcing
  • News/sports writing and reporting
  • Interviewing
  • Copywriting
  • Audio production
  • Promotions
  • Sales and marketing
  • Social media
  • Basic videography
  • Online content creation

Program schedule

In both the Radio and Television 2-year diploma programs, the academic year is comprised of two 15-week semesters. 

In year 1, you'll take a common first semester with classmates from both the Radio and Television programs. You'll be exposed to a wide scope of communication skills and topics specific to the broadcast and production industries. In the second semester, you'll move into radio-focused courses and work on projects in classrooms and labs. 

In term 3, you'll concentrate on advancing your technical skills by working on our NR92 radio broadcast. This hands-on training will come in handy for your final term, which will consist of a 15-week work placement. Here you'll apply what you learned, gain direct industry experience, and begin networking for entry into your career. You may be placed at a radio or television station, production studio or in one of a multitude of freelance situations. 

Enter the workforce with confidence

Graduates of the Radio & Television - Radio program typically find enty-level employment in commercial radio stations, television stations, production houses and recording studios. Some graduates find challenging positions in large business organizations having their own production facilities.

You may also find work in the following positions:

  • Announcer
  • Copywriter
  • Producer
  • News & sports reporter
  • Operations
  • Music programmer
  • Promotions
  • Sales

What you need to succeed

The most successful students in Radio and Television are those who demonstrate a positive attitude and work ethic, enabling them to
contribute effectively in a team environment.

Our focus on group projects and industry scenarios means that students must make decisions with classmates, support the decisions of the team and respect the ideas and opinions of others. This team atmosphere creates an exciting, challenging environment for studies in Radio and Television and prepares them for the expectations of the industry work force.

Have questions? We've got answers 

Patrick Galenza, Program Chair

Linda Bethell, Program Assistant

 

Student Service Centre

  • Email: askNAIT@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.NAIT (6248)
  • Toll free: 1.877.333.NAIT (6248)


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Open Program still has seats available.
Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


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