Program: Radio and Television

Overview

Radio & Television

This program’s mission is to provide an academic (AA) degree, a certificate, and the personal preparation for successful transfer to a university, Digital Media Arts, or Broadcast News program and to provide Vocational training and skills to successfully gain an internship or employment in the Radio/Television News and media entertainment/news industry, as well as to provide a General Education course necessary to fulfill transfer requirements, and to provide meaningful and vital opportunities and outreach to the community at large to engage in the creation of radio television and multimedia news productions.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students prepare for writing, editing, and producing radio or television news and news feature programs. This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position or provide skills for advancement in the fast-growing field of Broadcast News and related information distribution elements of various industries. The Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement in this field. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer to a four-year college or university in communications, broadcast, or journalism.

Degree Options

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (AA), Radio/Television: Broadcast News

Students prepare for writing, editing and producing radio or television news and news feature programs. The Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement in this field. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer to a four-year college or university in communications, broadcast or journalism.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Integrate and arrange script, graphics, B-roll, music, and sound bites into an industry-ready newscast segment.
  • Critically assess the responsibilities of various creative and technical staff positions and evaluate the importance each to the production.
  • Analyze the elements of pre-production, production, and post-production to create an industry ready news segment.

Certificate of Achievement, Radio/Television: Broadcast News

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry- level position or skills for advancement in the fast-growing field of Broadcast News and related information distribution elements of various industries.

Associate in Arts Degree (AA), Radio/Television: Performance

Students prepare for performing in radio and television programs either independently or as part of a cast. The Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement in this field. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer to a four-year college or university in a broadcast, film or performance program.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze and demonstrate the physical characteristics of on-air talent required to make an industry ready production segment.
  • Critically assess the responsibilities of various creative and technical staff positions and evaluate the importance of each to the production.

Certificate of Achievement, Radio/Television: Performance

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry- level position and/or skills for advancement in a variety of performance opportunities including live, broadcast and recorded venues.

Associate in Arts Degree, Radio/Television: Producer

Students prepare for producing radio or television programs either independently or in a production environment. The Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement in this field. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer to a four-year college or university in broadcast, film, computer animation or multimedia production.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate collaboration skills related to personnel and timelines for an industry ready radio or television segment.
  • Critically assess the responsibilities of various creative and technical staff positions and evaluate the importance of each to the production.

Certificate of Achievement, Radio/Television: Producer

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate collaboration skills related to personnel and time lines for an industry-ready radio or television segment.
  • Critically assess the responsibilities of various creative and technical staff positions and evaluate the importance of each to the production.

Certificate of Achievement, Radio/Television: Multimedia Production

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry- level position or provide skills for advancement in a variety of venues including radio, television, film and related digital or computer technology (multimedia) in the communication, information and/or entertainment industries.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate collaboration skills related to personnel and time lines for an industry ready radio, television or multimedia segment.
  • Critically assess the responsibilities or various creative and technical staff positions and evaluate the importance of each to the production.