(Listed here is an overview of the curriculum for this program. To download a detailed curriculum guide click here.)
The Broadcasting for Radio & Television program at VanArts is 12 months in duration, composed of 4 Terms, each with two 4-week modules. Each module represents a change in radio station format and lecture topics. Classes are Mon-Fri, 9am - 1pm and/or Noon to 4pm.
Within every module, there are a variety of lecture topics and workshops designed to broaden your understanding of broadcasting techniques and industry operations (subject to change):
Term 1.1: Light Adult Contemporary / Radio Station Profile
Term 1.2: Oldies / News and Sports Writing
Term 2.1: Modern Rock / Demos, Resumes and Cover Letters
Term 2.2: Student Choice / Promotions and Contests
Term 3.1: Country / Morning Show Critique
Term 3.2: Classic Rock / Talk Shows and Podcasts
Term 4.1: Contemporary Hit Radio / Demos, Resumes and Cover Letters
Term 4.2: Student Choice / Reviews
Broadcasting for Television Component
An additional part of our Broadcasting program is the Television Component, an intensive series of classes where students are introduced to the world of on-camera performance for television and video.
Students will learn how to write for television, how to craft stories using both the visual and the spoken word, how to write for and read from a teleprompter, interviewing techniques, reporting, basic camera and editing skills, and show hosting.
Week 1 - Performance/Getting Ready
Week 2 - Interview Techniques/What Makes It News
Week 3 - Writing for TV/Interview Process
Week 4 - Finalize Project/Prepare Script & Questions
Week 5 - Project Shooting/Rehearse Daytime Talk Show
Week 6 - Tape Daytime Talk Show/Test and Paper Edit Project