Communication, Journalism and Media, Broadcast Media Production Concentration, BS
Shippensburg University's Bachelor of Science in Communication, Journalism and Media is one of only three ACEJMC accredited programs in Pennsylvania and the only one in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The broadcast media production concentration prepares you for careers in television, radio, podcasts, other online media and more.
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What Will I Learn?
In this program you will learn:
- to produce, direct and edit content for diverse audiences and a variety of platforms
- studio and field production
- industry-standard software and technology
- script writing, storyboarding and other pre- and post-production processes
- to produce live events and recorded programming using professional-quality, digital HD television equipment
- to use a state-of-the-art live truck and other remote equipment
- principles of media advertising and sales and media management
- production practices for sports broadcasts, films and documentaries
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities. There are 119 schools accredited by ACEJMC.
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What are the requirements for this degree?
Students must take 48 credits in the Communication/Journalism major to graduate. Those transferring into the major must have a 2.3 GPA.
These areas of study may serve well as minors:
- Human communication
- Political science
What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?
Careers are available across many fields that include broadcast media. Some positions include:
- Newscast producer
- Multimedia journalist
- Audio/podcasting producer
- Media writer/researcher
- Radio announcer/reporter/show producer
- Sports announcer/reporter/show producer
- Video/audio editor
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What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?
The program has small class sizes for all skills courses. All writing and technology skills courses are limited to 20 students. You will have access to faculty, technology and cameras both in class and outside of class through student-run student media organizations. You will regularly work on class projects in the video and audio editing labs, the Mac lab and using apps on your own mobile devices. Expect to work with the campus television station SUTV, the winner of multiple University Student Production awards from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and WSYC, SU’s campus radio station. SUTV produces a weekly newscast and covers all home football and basketball games. WYSC provides music, sports and information to campus and south central Pennsylvania. You will learn how to produce and direct news, sports and campus events through class assignments and involvement in student media organizations.