Broadcasting - Radio TV

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in broadcasting, audio and video production in broadcasting-radio/TV. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 65 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 49 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BRDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Media
A survey of entertainment and information media, including history, development, social impact, laws, ethics, policies, organization, programming, advertisers, audience, public interests, criticism, new technologies, and the future.
3
BRDC 1110 Radio Production and Performance
Theory and application of radio production and announcing techniques beginning with control board operation, turntables, tape recorders, routing signals, audio signal flow and microphones; and finishing the semester by learning and developing announcing skills, including reading, interpreting copy, pronunciation, voice development, announcing music, reading commercials, and interviewing. Jobs in radio are also discussed.
3
BRDC 1120 Broadcast News
Principles of news writing for radio and TV, plus techniques of news gathering are studied and practiced. Some assignments will be based on actual wire service copy and news stories from local stations. During the semester, students will be scheduled to write news stories for the college's cable channel.
3
BRDC 1210 Television Production and Performance
Knowledge and skill development in camera operation, TV audio, lighting, videotape recorders, set and graphics design, electronic editing, electronic field production and principles of television production are featured. Also included are remote productions, TV studio and control room use and special effects. Jobs in TV are discussed.
3
BRDC 1230 Broadcast Scripts
Writing principles for radio and television are introduced. Additional topics covered are formats for scripts, writing public service announcements, and promotional announcements, working with advertisers to write commercials, and writing longer segments or complete radio and TV programs. Some writing will actually be produced to provide accurate feedback.
3
BRDC 1240 Voice and Diction
Learn how the voice works and how articulators are used in speech. Explore the voice-over industry and act with just your voice. Create character voices and tell stories so that your audience understands them better and can imagine the scene and characters clearly.
3
BRDC 1250 Applied Radio Production I
Practical experience as a staff member of KHWK, the college cable access channel. Duties will include disc jockey shifts, writing and announcing news and producing public service announcements. Night work will be included.
3
AUDR 1500 Introduction to Audio and Recording Techniques
Introductory overview including power equations, secondary chain, microphone techniques, reverberation, echo, and phase relationships.
2
MUSC 1550 Music in Western Culture
Study of the development of music and how it relates to the events of our past and present. All types of music included. Open registration.
3
AUDR 1615 Audio and Recording Techniques I Lab
Introduction to hands-on techniques utilized in recording studios. Students will be involved in mock recording sessions while learning how to operate the various components found in recording studios such as microphones, mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and two-track recorders.
1
AUDR 1700 Non-Linear Editing I
Introduction to concepts and techniques of video and audio editing and production using a non-linear, computer-based production system.
1
BRDC 2110 Video Field Production
Planning, shooting and editing TV news reports and longer feature segments are covered along with television performing, producing, and directing. Students also deliver a TV weather segment and work on voice development.
3
BRDC 2150 Applied Radio Production II
Additional practical experience as a staff member of KHWK. Operations duties, management responsibilities, and scriptwriting are added to the list of duties from Applied Radio Production I.
3
BRDC 2160 Broadcast Operations
Radio and TV station functions other than production and performance are studied, including programming, log preparation, music cataloging, station promotion, directing the news department, maintaining station equipment, and assigning production work. Students are assigned to fill operations functions for KHWK, the college cable channel.
3
BRDC 2170 Applied TV Production I
Practical experience in producing and performing television programs on Hawk TV, including regular programs about the college, remote coverage of college sports events, special college events, and special projects.
3
BRDC 2250 Applied Radio Production III
A final semester of practical experience as a KHWK radio staff member. Students will be rotated through all operations and on-air functions for which they are qualified.
3
BRDC 2260 Broadcast Sales
Marketing principles, basic sales skills, advertising, fundamentals, attitude and motivation, and opportunities in broadcast and cable sales are included. The course introduces broadcast and cable sales information and skills, then checks them with a final project where students make a sales presentation. Students will also continue management roles begun in BRDC 2160.
3
BRDC 2270 Applied TV Production II
Additional practical experience in production of television programs for Hawk TV. If preparatory courses are complete, students may take role of producer or director for some productions.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Mathematics 3-10 Credit Hours

or any other higher level of college math
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Foundations of Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3

Oral Communication 3 Credit Hours

Must earn a C or above Must earn a C or above Must earn a C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication
This course stresses the correlation of effective communication common to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts. Theory and application are incorporated into a variety of classroom activities. Students gain experience in public speaking through the delivery of informative, persuasive, and other various types of speeches.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1710 Web Page Development
The Web Page Development course is intended to show students what the basic HTML code is behind a web page and how to use HTML to construct a site. Topics covered include finding and using images, linking pages, making tables, frames, javascript, navigation, backgrounds, and design elements of a website.
1
INFO 1730 Dreamweaver and Fireworks
This course provides a step-by-step guide for introductory to intermediate skills in Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Concepts to be covered include: how to create a Dreamweaver Website and use Fireworks, which is a graphics program that allows the user to create or enhance graphics specifically for the web. These skills will assist the user in creating vibrant websites.
1
INFO 1735 Flash and Streaming Media
This course provides a step-by-step guide for introductory skills in Flash and Streaming Media. Concepts to be covered include: how to utilize Flash software which is a developmental tool that allows the user to create interaction, often by using animation, and compare and contrast streaming media elements with static media elements, specifically for the web. These skills will assist the user in creating and maintaining dynamic interactive websites.
1

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Must earn a C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Designed to develop writing skills. Students write papers and essays which emphasize the importance of clarity, idea development, focus, organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for a particular audience and basic research-related skills are also emphasized.
3

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