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BA in Broadcast Media

People have been telling stories since prehistoric ancestors began gathering around ancient campfires. And today, in the digital age, the demand for creating, producing, and distributing stories has never been higher. TV networks, movie studios, radio podcast services, streaming video providers, corporate conferences, YouTube channels, and—you name it—are all hungry for creative content. By concentrating in broadcast media, you’ll prepare to land a job among many types of exciting positions in this wide-ranging field.
 
Jobs in broadcast media include:
  • On-camera Personality
  • Production Manager
  • Radio Producer
  • Studio Floor Manager
  • Television Writer
  • Video Editor
  • Videographer
  • Video Producer

Broadcast Media Degree Requirements

Course Number
Course Name
Credits

Mass Communication Core Requirements

MCO 200 Introduction to Mass Communication
3
MCO 230 Digital Literacy and Practice 3
MCO 300 Media Law and Ethics
3
MCO 496 Seminar in Mass Communication
3

Broadcast Media Concentration Requirements 

MCO 225 Introduction to Broadcast Media 3
MCO 327 Digital Production: Studio and Field 3
MCO 350 Writing for the Screen 3
MCO 428 or 432 Digital Production Workshop OR Broadcast Newsroom 3

Broadcast Media Concentration Electives

Choose two (2) courses from the following:
MCO 329 Radio Production 3
MCO 337 On-Camera Presence, Voice and Diction 3
MCO 430 The Producer’s Craft 3
MCO 431 Television Aesthetics and Criticism 3
MCO 435 Sports Broadcasting and Production 3

Mass Communication Electives

Choose any three (3) MCO courses that are outside of the broadcast media concentration 9
Total Credits for Major*
39

*Mass Communication majors can apply no more than 42 MCO credits toward the completion of their undergraduate degree. Of the total number of MCO credits, no more than four (4) MCO credits can be earned through internship experience.