Radio and Television - Television

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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.

Upcoming Intakes

Select your preferred intake to see relevant program information. Program details, including tuition and course information, may vary by intake.

Selection Start Date Delivery Mode Time Campus Length Domestic Status International Status
Sep. 03, 2024 (Fall) In-person Weekdays - Daytime Main 2 Years (Full-time) Open Waitlisting
  Jan. 08, 2025 (Winter) In-person Weekdays - Daytime Main 2 Years (Full-time) Open Open
 
             
 

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Delivery Mode

  • In-person - All your class activity will be delivered in person, on campus.
  • Online - All your class activity will be delivered online.
  • Hybrid - Your classes will be a mixture of in person and online learning. You must be able to come to campus and participate remotely online.
  • Your choice - Your program offers a variety of class delivery options (in person, online, or a mixture of both) and you can select which type of classes to take. If you wish, you can complete your entire program either in-person or online.
  • HyFlex - All your classes are delivered for simultaneous participation in person and online. You can choose daily to attend your classes in person or join remotely online.

Time

  • Your choice - You can select class times and days that fit your schedule. There are a variety of class options for you to choose from including daytime, evening, weekdays or weekends.
  • No set time - No set class days or times, content is access on-demand. You can complete your studies on your own schedule within the scheduled class dates; may have set due dates and deadlines.
  • Evenings & Weekends - Classes are scheduled after 5 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.
  • Weekdays - Daytime - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, before 5 p.m.
  • Weekdays - Evening - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, after 5 p.m.
  • Weekends - Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.

Campus

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at this campus location.

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Length

  • Full-Time - This is the standard length to complete the program, with a full course load per term.
  • Part-Time - Students follow a structured schedule of classes so they can progress in their studies part-time while balancing everyday life.

Domestic Status

The program availability status for domestic applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

International Status

The program availability status for international applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

Credit programs that accept international applicants also meet the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

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:

  • News/sports writing and reporting
  • On-air performance
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Copywriting
  • Commercial production
  • Videography
  • Social media
  • Studio production
  • Online content creation
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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 television-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 NAIT NewsWatch television 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.

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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.

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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.

Career Outcomes

Build your resume before you even graduate

Explore work experience opportunities that help grads get hired even sooner.

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Work Experience Placements

Courses and Advanced Credit

Current and recently admitted students can find information and updates about their program on their My Program page in the MyNAIT Portal. To monitor your course progress and the courses still needed to graduate, visit your Academic Progress Report.

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, 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

Read more about advanced credit or contact us about applying for credit for this program.

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Want to learn more about this program?

Thank you for your interest! We want to get you in contact with the right person to answer your questions. If you are a current or recently admitted student you can find program and course information as well as contact details for your program on the My Program page on the MyNAIT Portal.








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