Department of Communication Studies
The 15-credit Broadcasting minor is designed for students interested in studying the theoretical, practical and creative elements within the Radio and Television industries. The philosophy behind the minor builds on the recognition that the professional domain of broadcasting draws from many, varied disciplines. First, students must develop a foundational understanding of the concepts and theories included in the areas of Radio and Television. Then students can choose to further develop their skills in one or more of the areas through their selection of elective courses. Students are encouraged to take at least one approved broadcasting Internship in the field of their choice, as prospective employers look for practical field experience from students.
Note: In order to fulfill the Broadcasting minor, students must select no more than 9 credits in their major discipline. This policy is meant to ensure that students are taking full advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the minor.
Required Courses (9 credits):
Elective Courses (6 credits):
COMM 3060 Television News
COMM 3248 Writing for Broadcast and Podcast
COMM 3341 Radio Management
COMM 4001 Communication Internship I (internship must be in Radio or Television)
COMM 4002 Communication Internship II (internship must be in Radio or Television)
FILM 1501 Cinematic Storytelling
FILM 2208 Filmmaking II
FILM 2210 Post Production I
FILM 2255 TV News & Magazine Production
FILM 4461 Documentary Filmmaking
CREW 1002 Introduction to Fiction Writing
CREW 2250 Screenwriting I
THEA 2005 Directing I
THEA 2203 TV Writing & Screenwriting I
THEA 3336 Acting for Film and TV
* Effective Fall 2015
NOTE: Students who previously declared an 18-credit minor in this area must complete a "Declaration of Minor" form (available in the Records Office) in order to convert to the revised, 15-credit minor. Students who convert to the revised minor MUST complete all requirements affiliated with the 15-credit minor. No course substitutions will be permitted.