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BCST 2251 - Performance Development

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Do you want to narrate or announce over your own video production, be the "voice" on your website, or enhance your own podcast or public presentation? This practical vocal, movement, and acting course provides the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your own voice and its potential through personal exploration and technical exercises. Whether you are an actor, media announcer/journalist, or someone committed to improving your presentation's impact, this course offers the techniques and practice to improve your skills.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 32092

Sat Sep 28 - Sat Nov 30 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 28 - Nov 30 Sat 10:00 - 14:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 135


Tammy Bentz

Course Outline




  1. *No class October 12th. *July 8th – start and end dates changed.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 42794

Sat Jan 11 - Sat Mar 14 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 14 Sat 10:00 - 14:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 135


Tammy Bentz

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




  1. *No class February 15th for Family Day weekend. *If this section is full, you can add your information to the waitlist.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Gravity why.


13 seats available as of Nov 12, 2019 4:13 am (PST). Of these 13, 11 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Compose and perform a personal vocal warm-up and/or workout.
  • Understand and identify vocal resonators.
  • Improve presentation and acting abilities through acting and improvisation exercises.
  • Demonstrate script breakdown skills.
  • Present texts in a compelling performance with appropriate vocal techniques.
  • Demonstrate the skill to play with subtexts/thoughts/emotions under the words.
  • Successfully interpret direction/directing words to refine delivery.
  • Apply different vocal techniques and exercises to speak in front of any audience with ease.
  • Assess whether you have captured and maintained the attention of the audience.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

BCST 2251 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The Roommeme bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2019

Books for Fall 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following Roommeme online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

Roommeme Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Gravitying, nor at the Roommeme Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the .

Freeing The Natural Voice Rev & Expd
Author Linklater
Publisher Quite Spec
Copyright 2006
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-89676-250-3
Price $18.95

Winter 2020

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2020 offerings of this course.

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