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    Broadcast and Digital Media Emphasis

    Broadcast and Digital Media involves the study of how people communicate with others through electronic means – primarily radio and television. Of course, the development of the Internet and other forms of electronic communication has allowed us to broaden our definition of telecommunication to include a variety of new media. Students who emphasize in Broadcast and Digital Communication will learn about the ‘hands on’ work that takes place in a radio station, television studio, or in a web development lab. They’ll get opportunities to produce and appear in broadcast and webcast programming. Students have access to state-of-the-art computer and broadcast equipment, including student operated cable-TV station, WMCM-TV. Equally important, students also learn about what’s needed behind the scenes. We offer a huge array of courses dealing with issues of audience analysis, finance, management, and other subjects that graduates need to be well versed in to work successfully in a changing media marketplace. Recent graduates are working at broadcast stations, cable companies, corporate communication facilities, educational institutions, and governmental agencies across the U.S. 

     

    Broadcast and Digital Media Major

    (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs): 39 credits 

    Core requirements: CST 190, 301, 498, 499. Required: CST 271, 274, 370 or 374 (three credits), 471.

    Nine credits of electives selecting a course from each of the following emphasis areas:

    • Interpersonal Communications Emphasis (three credits): CST 230, 330, 332, 333, 334, 336, 337, 338
    • Advocacy & Communication Criticism Emphasis (three credits): CST 210, 215, 310, 315, 410, 412, 413, 415, 419
    • Organizational & Professional Communication Emphasis (three credits): CST 260, 350, 351, 354, 355, 360, 365, 380

    Electives (minimum six credits) from any CST course excluding CST 110.

    Broadcast and Digital Media Minor

    (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs): 24 credits

    Required: CST 190, 271, 274, 370 or 374 (three credits), 471.

    Nine credits of electives selecting a course from each of the following emphasis areas:

    • Interpersonal Communications Emphasis (three credits): CST 230, 330, 332, 333, 334, 336, 337, 338
    • Advocacy & Communication Criticism Emphasis (three credits): CST 210, 215, 310, 315, 410, 412, 413, 415, 419
    • Organizational & Professional Communication Emphasis (three credits): CST 260, 350, 351, 354, 355, 360, 365, 380