Bachelor of Communication - Broadcast Media Studies

Broadcast Media Studies

Broadcast Students


“I have no doubt that an expanded broadcasting program is beneficial in this ever growing industry. I strongly feel that there is an increasing appetite from students to have the ability to gain a degree in this field through MRU, rather than a diploma.”

Harnarayan Singh
Host and Play by Play Commentator for Rogers Hockey Night in Canada

Make media YOUR business

Mount Royal University offers the only Bachelor of Communication Studies with a major in Broadcast Media Studies available in western Canada.

Develop the technical skills and theoretical understanding to produce professional, engaging audio and video content for a variety of audiences. Take advantage of state-of-the art video production facilities and an online radio station, while learning to write and produce commercials, news, documentaries, podcasts, advertising, corporate video and reality television.

Learning about the broadcast media business from the inside will provide you with a wide range of skills and insight. Theory and practice come together in a program that covers writing, story-telling, advertising, newsgathering, communication theory, video and audio recording, editing, and production. You will appreciate the rich history of broadcast media, as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities faced by today’s media professionals.


“Transforming the broadcasting program will better position future graduates to compete in an industry that expects new employees to possess a four year degree for most entry level jobs. It will also be a crucial long-term advantage for students who become successful professionals and seek career advancement and executive level promotions.”

Paul Boyd
Former Weekend Anchor, CBS Television’s Inside Edition

Media Content Creation for Broadcast and BeyondIn addition to traditional broadcast and media organizations, more and more industries are recruiting media professionals for their strong communication abilities and expertise in digital story-telling. With the growing prominence of communication strategy in all sectors, Broadcast Media Studies (BMS) graduates will enter the workforce with marketable knowledge and skills.

Hands-on learning

Our professors combine communication theory with extensive experience on the front lines of industry, bringing their passion for media production to the classroom.

AUDIO - Our on-line radio station provides students with the opportunity to create their own audio programming. Music, information, news and talk formats can be explored in a real radio station.

VIDEO - Our collection of professional High Definition cameras, lighting and audio equipment provides you with training at the highest industry standard.


"As the broadcast model continues to change so must the education of our future broadcasters. Rather than being specialist in one area, the industry now requires employees to wear many hats and be knowledgeable in every broadcast medium, on-line and on-air. I believe Mount Royal University’s Bachelor of Communication Major in Broadcast Media Studies, with its all-encompassing curriculum and mix of theoretical and hands-on course offerings, will better prepare students for career advancement and provide broadcasters with employees that are well equipped to take the industry to the next level.”

Doris Rodgers
Creative Director, Corus Radio Calgary

You will write, produce, edit and direct across a variety of genres and media lines. Mount Royal’s large professional television studio gives you a space to experience live television production in a multi-camera setting.

LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION - Mobile media projects provide experience in on-location live event production when we partner with our campus sports teams, student groups and community partners.

We Provide Experience

  • Working with real clients
  • Producing corporate videos, commercials and PSAs
  • Researching, writing and producing documentaries
  • Writing and producing news programming
  • Covering local sporting events
  • Creating media content for both university-based and community-wide organizations.   

Are you currently enrolled in the Broadcasting Diploma program? Find your information here!