The Broadcasting and Production Technology program focuses on audio and video editing, broadcast writing, radio production and performance, video production and performance, live broadcast production, post production, and modern media delivery methods.
During the program, students learn broadcasting fundamentals through hands-on experience. Students will create and edit audio and video productions using the latest software with modern studio audio/video equipment. Students will gain experience in contemporary studio operations as well as techniques in script and broadcast writing, performance in media, broadcast/media history, methodology, sales, and ethics.
The Broadcasting and Production Technology program prepares students for employment as announcers, music director, news staff, promotions and sales representative, station manager, broadcast editor, camera operator, field audio engineer, associate producer, control engineer, production manager, floor director, multimedia producer, effects operation and other broadcast technician duties.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016 Edition, median hourly earnings for Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators were $28.39 per hour or $59,040 per year; Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians were $20.46 per hour or $42,550 per year; and Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts were $18.69 per hour or $38,870 per year.
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