Broadcast Media

Broadcast Media is a dynamic, multi-platform, fast-changing and frantic environment in which media employers seek multi-skilled, imaginative and focused team players to advance their productions. They want flexible, highly skilled graduates with insight into how to accomplish ‘storytelling’ tasks effectively and speedily. Broadcast media at MCLA equips you not just with skill sets in television, video & audio editing, radio and media broadcast but also critical thinking in journalism, documentary and other media genres. Whether or not you want to work in this field, our program introduces you to new ideas as well as technologies before advancing you through project experiences that increase your storytelling knowledge while raising your critical awareness about your community and our society.  

Student operating a television cameraTuition reduction for residents of New York & New England
(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT).
Students who reside in these states are eligible to receive a tuition reduction of approximately $8,500.

Total credits required for Broadcast Media concentration: 48

Foundation courses - 24 credits

Department electives - 6 credits

Concentration courses - 18 credits


Concentration Courses 

  • Audio Production (COMM 212)
  • Basic TV Production: Theory & Practice (COMM 214)
  • Advanced TV Production: Theory & Practice (COMM 314) or The Popular Arts as Business (COMM 318)
  • Either two electives from Special Topics in Communications courses, such as Making Meaning: Theory & Practice in Media Production (COMM 481)
    Two electives that are 300-level or above:
    • Creative Writing: Scripts (COMM 302)
    • Broadcast Delivery (COMM 316)
    • Global Issues in Communication (COMM 319)
    • Broadcast Journalism (COMM 324)
    • Special Topics in Communications (COMM 481); by subject, this course may be repeated
    • Directed Independent Study (COMM 500)
    • Internship (COMM 540)