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Radio/Television Broadcasting (RADIO)
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Graduates of this program should qualify for employment opportunities in commercial and public broadcasting or other areas of mass communications. Typical entry-level job titles include editor, announcer, newscaster, account executive, sportscaster, producer, writer, traffic manager, public affairs director, and many others. Students completing the program should be able to demonstrate the following: knowledge of broadcast station operations, understanding of FCC rules and regulations, ability to operate all types of professional broadcasting equipment and software, and ability to demonstrate fundamental on-air and production skills.

Students enrolled in BRD 1210, 1211, 2210, 2211 (Applied) must also be enrolled in a 3-hour broadcasting class during that semester.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
BRD 1101
Introduction to Broadcasting
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Surveys the role and effects of the broadcasting and cable industry. Emphasis is placed on historical development, media regulations, terminology, programming and career opportunities. The social, cultural and economic concerns of the broadcasting industry are also explored.

BRD 1202
Radio/TV Announcing & Performance
3
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Provides specific training in radio and television broadcast performance situations including commercial announcing, news reporting, interviewing, and ad lib announcing. Attention is also given to pronunciation, articulation, diction, and voice quality.

BRD 1210
Applied Broadcasting I
3
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A skills content course in which students will develop skills in broadcasting principles and practice. Includes using the campus radio and/or television facilities. Applied Broadcasting I places emphasis on broadcast studio equipment operation.

BRD 1215
Broadcasting Technology
3
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This course is designed to familiarize students with the various forms of technology associated with radio and television broadcasting. Such things as broadcast related computer applications and associated programming and production techniques will be discussed. Students will also become familiar with skills needed to successfully complete live and pre-recorded radio air-shifts and television productions with an emphasis on the various forms of technology involved.

BRD 2217
Broadcast Journalism
3
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A study of broadcast journalism, concepts, principles and techniques relating to radio and television news. Practical work includes gathering, writing and presenting news on the college-operated radio and television stations.

Term Total
15
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
BRD 1204
Basic Television Production
3
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This course covers crew positions, camera, audio operations, lighting, graphics, operation of video editing equipment and software, staging, producing and directing. Students use campus TV facilities.

BRD 1203
Radio Production
3
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This course covers radio production techniques and the effective use of broadcast equipment and software. The role of audio production in radio is described. Equipment is demonstrated and operated by each student in achieving project objectives and established goals. Creativity and showmanship in making commercials, PSA's, promotional and special pieces is encouraged.

BRD 1206
Radio Station Operations
3
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This course familiarizes students with a radio station organization and operation. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of each department within a station and factors that determine the station's objectives.

BRD 1211
Applied Broadcasting II
3
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A skills content course in which students will develop skills in broadcasting principles and practice. Includes using the campus radio and/or television facilities. Applied Broadcasting II places emphasis on broadcast production work.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
3
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

ELEC
Math/Science Elective marked
3
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Term Total
18
Summer Semester
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Title
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FA2014
SP2015
BRD 2220
Practicum in Broadcasting
3
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This course is designed to enable the broadcast student to gain experience working in the actual environment of a radio or television station. Practicum will involve the college radio station, WVJC, and/or television facilities.

Term Total
3
Semester 3
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FA2014
SP2015
BRD 2210
Applied Broadcasting III
3
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A skills content course in which students will develop skills in broadcasting principles and practice. Includes using the campus radio and/or television facilities. Applied Broadcasting III places emphasis on developing an appropriate announcing style.

BRD 2212
Advanced Television Production
3
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This course increases skills learned in BRD 1204. Editing techniques and skills are refined while students are offered opportunities to supervise television crew personnel and evaluate programs. Actual programs are developed, produced and directed by students using the WVC TV facilities.

BRD 2213
Broadcast Advertising & Sales
3
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This course emphasizes principles and methods of media sales, including sales research. The course also covers advertising market research and audience research.

ELEC
Social Science Elective marked
3
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ELEC
Speech Elective marked
3
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ELEC
Humanities Gen Ed Elective marked
3
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Term Total
18
Semester 4
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Title
Info
CR
FA2014
SP2015
BRD 2211
Applied Broadcasting IV
3
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A skills content course in which students will develop skills in broadcasting principles and practice. Includes using the campus radio and/or television facilities. Applied Broadcasting IV places emphasis on entry-level job preparation.

BRD 2215
Broadcast Management
3
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The role of the broadcast manager is studied. The basic principles of management and an insightful study of the daily operational responsibilities of the manager as they relate to each department within a station is presented. The manager's obligation in the area of FCC regulations is also offered.

BRD 2221
Radio/TV Internship
3
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This is a practical experience course in which the student is placed in a radio or television station or related broadcast area for work experience. An individual training agreement will be developed for each student enrolled and signed by the employer, student, and college coordinator. The student will be supervised by the employer and the college coordinator. Variable internship hours based on 75 hours equated to 1 semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: 2. 0 grade point average in all classes prior to the internship.

BRD 2225
Radio/TV Seminar
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This course is designed to correlate with the internship experience. Student reports, panel discussion, and class discussion pertinent to the internship experience will be presented.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
2
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

JLM 1111
Survey of Mass Media
3
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This course provides a broad overview of the nature, functions, and responsibilities of the mass communication industries. Emphasis is placed on the media’s role in the American society and culture. The topics of media history, journalism, laws, ethics, advertising, and current media issues discussed.

Term Total
15
Program Total
69


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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