Durham College

Course Details

Broadcasting for Contemporary Media

Course Description

Whether you’re interested in the creative, technical or business aspect of broadcasting in radio, television or web-based media, the two-year Broadcasting for Contemporary Media program offers the practical experience you need to excel in this fast-paced industry. Through community involvement and hands-on learning opportunities, you will explore mobile and emerging media and broadcasting methods, as well as marketing, entrepreneurial and management techniques. As a graduate you will be skilled in planning, preparing and hosting programs for a variety of traditional and contemporary media using current software and broadcast technologies, including blogging, Twitter and other forms of social media while working in compliance with media laws, property regulations and industry standards. This includes focusing on: * Broadcast equipment and operation * Business skills including management, marketing, sales, programming, promotion and market research * Hosting, reporting and interviewing * Production of current affairs, music, sports and talk shows for radio, television and the web * Radio station operations * Writing on-air reports and commercial scripts

Course Duration


Career outcomes

* Camera operator * Electronic field production (EFP) * Electronic news gathering (ENG) * Mobile journalist * Radio/television director * Radio/television host * Radio/television producer * Radio/television studio technician * Television editor * Videographer

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