School of Applied Sciences and Technology

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.

Quick Facts

Credential: Diploma

Diplomas and Certificates are credit programs that take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.

Campus: Main

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map

Delivery Options:

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday in the daytime.

Length: 2 Years

With a typical full-time course load, this program will take 2 Years to complete.

Open Studies: Not Available

This program does not currently have any courses available for Open Studies.

International Students: Accepted

This program accepts international students, however, program availability may be limited. Check program availability for this term. This program also meets the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

Grad Employment Rate

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Median Starting Salary

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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. 

Opportunities for further education

Graduates of the Radio and Television - TV program are eligible for transfer credit to the following programs:

  • Applied Degree in Motion Picture Arts, Red Deer College
  • Bachelor Degree in Communications, MacEwan University, University of Calgary, Athabasca University, Royal Roads University, and Griffith University

Enter the workforce with confidence

Graduates of the Radio & Television - Television program typically find entry-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:

  • Reporter/news writer
  • Anchor
  • Editor
  • Switcher
  • Production assistant/script assistant
  • Audio operator
  • Graphics operator
  • Studio camera operator
  • Electronic news gathering camera operator
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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.

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

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

Courses

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How to Apply

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