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Broadcast Communications - BA

Get hands-on experience in our all-digital facilities to secure your spot in our media-rich world.

WHY STUDY BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS?

You’ll get lots of experience in our broadcast communications programs. You might help make a TV commercial or an informational video for a local business. You could work as a DJ at the campus radio station WDRQ. You may develop audio commercials for other organizations. Some of our students have even made music videos.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You'll work on our latest video production gear: our advanced video and audio editing systems and our fully equipped audio production booth. They’ll be the kinds of facilities you'll use when you land your first job. Actually, our facilities may be even better than what you'll be using when you graduate.

Student in broadcast booth

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS?

Once you have your broadcast communications degree, you'll be prepared for many types of positions.

Job titles:

  • Announcer 
  • Director assistant
  • Producer
  • Production assistant
  • Director
  • Media sales
  • Video editor
  • TV news reporter
  • News director
  • Disc jockey

Employers:

  • Television station
  • Radio station
  • Cable TV company
  • Video production house
  • Motion picture studio
  • Sports team
  • Publishing company
  • College or university
  • Advertising agency

MORE TO KNOW

Our broadcast communications graduates have high-profile careers and have made their mark on the media world. Christine Wolski ’91, a producer for WETA public television in Washington, D.C., earned an Emmy Award for a magazine program she co-produced. Jennifer Lewke ’05, an investigative reporter with WHEC-TV in Rochester, has won several awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award. Tom Lucas ’93 is a studio director at ESPN.

I really enjoyed being on the air in radio and television, but I also loved the behind-the-scenes aspects. Austin Stephens ’18