The broadcasting program at Grand Valley State University prepares students for entry into a range of media outlets, including: television, radio, online publications, and multimedia production companies. This is an especially exciting time for broadcasters, who will be a part of the creation of the new media.
The program is flexible with a strong core of course requirements that ensures that students will have a broad understanding of the history, operation and regulation of broadcast media, and economic, social, and cultural influences on those media. Emphasis areas include broadcast production or broadcast news. Students can select a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program of study.
Students study a variety of topics, including:
Broadcast production majors will learn studio-based, multiple-camera TV production, preparing them to step into a TV studio or video production facility and function professionally at the entry level. Broadcast news majors will learn basic reporting concepts, preparing them to step into small to medium market TV or radio stations as reporters, producers, or production assistants.
“Our broadcasting program serves students with interests in news, production, television, radio, and multimedia endeavors. We are a hands-on major, motivating students to blend the intellectual pursuits of classroom learning with professional experiences through internships and campus media.”