Radio-Television B.A./B.S. - Emphasis in Broadcast & Online Journalism

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Radio-Television major prepares graduates for careers in television broadcast announcing, writing, directing, management, editing, and production. In addition, students are prepared for audio/video production at advertising agencies, independent production houses, and corporate communication facilities. A graduate should be competent in the ability to announce and speak with confidence for radio and television broadcast; to write, direct, manage and produce programming for radio, television and video; and to possess an understanding of the role of broadcasting in today’s U.S. and global cultures.

  1. Students will develop the ability to write effectively for TV, radio and Internet news, commercials, and entertainment programming.
  2. Students will develop the ability to shoot/record and edit video and audio for TV, radio and online media.
  3. Students will be knowledgeable about the history and foundations of U.S. broadcasting and other electronic media.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Core courses
MMJ 1307Mass Communication in Society 3
or MMJ 1335 Studies in Electronic Communications
MMJ 2311Multimedia Writing 3
MMJ 420Multimedia Portfolio 3
MMJ 336Media Law 3
Broadcast & Online Journalism sequence
MMJ 151Basic Media Production3
MMJ 2331Media Performance 3
MMJ 221Basic Audio Production and Radio Programming 3
MMJ 320Broadcast Writing 3
MMJ 322Film-Style Shooting & Editing 3
or MMJ 380 Magazine Production
MMJ 440Broadcast & Digital Journalism 3
MMJ 453Social Media 3
MMJ 2315Basic Reporting 3
MMJ 314Intermediate Reporting 3
Choose one from:
MMJ 480Pro Seminar & Portfolio 3
MMJ 495Media Internship 3
COMS 407Communication Research Methods & Theory3
COMS 1311Studies in Human/Communication 3
Required Minor
Minimum 18 hours required in the Minor18
Minimum 5 hours of electives required5
Required Electives - Maximum 1 per semester allowed.
MMJ 109Introduction to Media Production1
MMJ 209Media Operations II : Student Radio1
MMJ 309Media Operations III: Field Shooting1
MMJ 409Media Operations IV: Multi-Camera Studio Production1
Total Hours120

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