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.
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.
- Director assistant
- Production assistant
- Media sales
- Video editor
- TV news reporter
- News director
- Disc jockey
- Television station
- Radio station
- Cable TV company
- Video production house
- Motion picture studio
- Sports team
- Publishing company
- College or university
- Advertising agency
COMM 0103Broadcast Journalism
Theories and principles of broadcast journalism with practical experience in writing news stories for radio and television. Analysis of broadcast news program procedures.
COMM 0202Radio Production
Training in studio operations and procedures. Students will develop and produce public service announcements, commercials, interviews, radio drama, news, and music programs.
COMM 0203Digital Video I
Basic concepts and techniques used in television studio production. Students will design and produce short television programs.
COMM 1401Broadcast Programming And Mgt
A survey of programming techniques used in radio and television and a study of the organizational structure of broadcast stations including responsibilities of station personnel. Analysis of management decision-making processes with emphasis on policies, sales, and program selection.
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