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Broadcast and Media Communications - Broadcast and Online Journalism Diploma of Technology


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall

  • Location
    Burnaby
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    Two years, full-time
  • Tuition Estimate
    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Approximate fees: Level 1: $1,000; Level 2: $350; Level 3: $300; Level 4: $300
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

Applicants will be accepted on a first qualified basis, as long as space remains. You must meet the following three entrance requirements to qualify:


*These 6.0 credits can include the 3.0 credits used to meet the English requirement and can be a combination of BCIT and other post-secondary credits.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

Read more about how to meet BCIT's entrance requirements


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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.


Scheduled intakes

September each year.

Recommended for success

  • Attendance at one of the information sessions held each month of the school year at 5:30 pm in the Broadcast Centre, Building SE10 on the Burnaby campus

  • BCIT Broadcast and Media Communications Part-time Studies courses

  • Related industry experience

  • Previous post-secondary education, particularly English, political science and communications

  • Awareness of current events

International applicants

This program has mandatory industry rotations and a final practicum. You are responsible for ensuring that you hold a valid co-op work permit for this work placement. The co-op work permit is separate from the study permit for having authorization to work up to 20 hours per week during your studies.

For more information, please contact the BCIT International Student Centre.

 

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

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