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A program that focuses on the theories, methods, and techniques used to plan, produce, and distribute audio and video programs and messages, and that prepares individuals to function as staff, producers, directors, and managers of radio and television shows and media organizations. Includes instruction in media aesthetics; planning, scheduling, and production; writing and editing; performing and directing; personnel and facilities management; marketing and distribution; media regulations, law, and policy; and principles of broadcast technology.

Career Opportunities

Film and Video Editors

2 reviews
edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
$83880
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match

Broadcast News Analysts

analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
$66000
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match

Radio TV Announcers

Rick Lauber from A small town radio station
Sean Sullivan from
Ashleigh Whitfield from BBC
4 reviews
speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
$57300
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match


Producers

TJ Boyce from ABDU Entertainment
Joshua T Berglan from
Phillip A. Barbb from Self-employed
Jennifer McGrew from McGrew Studios
Shane Stanley from
6 reviews
plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.
$96690
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Communications Professors

Heather Hayes, MA from Pace University
Kirk Hazlett from The University of Tampa
2 reviews
teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$80940
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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