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
- Commercial production
- Social media
- Studio production
- Online content creation
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