Communications/Broadcasting Option – A.A. Degree

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Program Information

The Broadcasting Option is designed to empower students with the proper skills and knowledge to seek careers in the many phases of the media industry including television and film, radio and audio production, broadcast journalism and video production. In addition, students are prepared for enrollment into four-year
institutions. Students acquire the technical knowledge supported by a strong basis in theory and creativity. They prepare for entry-level positions as directors, camera operators, composers, audio engineers, writers and on-air talent within the industry. The Broadcasting option provides graduates with real world experience through the
facilities of EDTV20 the college’s educational broadcast facility and our web-based radio station.
Production classes are hands-on, involving state-of-the-art studio and field audio and video production equipment, control room operation, sophisticated high end digital video editing, lighting for video and film, writing, producing and directing. This course of study will prepare students to utilize their learned technical skills to apply the theoretical and creative communications knowledge to sound and screen.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Achieve entry-level competence for a position in cable television, professional commercial broadcast facilities, and commercial industrial instructional and web based video and audio production facilities.
  • Create short program segments and shows for cable television.
  • Write, produce, direct, and edit news and segments of a variety of television and radio programs.
  • Write, produce and edit radio and television commercials.
  • Perform all competencies of on-air talent in news, sports broadcasting, and interviewing.
  • Produce and broadcast live and tape delay sporting events.
  • Operate efficiently all video and audio production equipment.

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