Students get unprecedented experiences in first year
The Associate of Applied Science degree in radio/television broadcasting is designed to prepare students for positions in the broadcast industry.
The general education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, communication, and technical skills utilized in the broadcast industry.
Radio and television broadcasting is a comprehensive two-year degree program. The program is designed to prepare students for a career in broadcasting by emphasizing radio on-air delivery, scripting, commercials, and news broadcast; as well as mastering television pre-production, production, and post-production skills.
Students have a unique opportunity to gain expertise and assess their progress in radio by assuming production/announcing responsibilities at KCWC-FM. Students also have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain expertise and assess their progress by crewing live television productions through Wyoming PBS.
To be a successful employee in the radio/television broadcasting industry, an individual must be able to meet deadlines with little supervision and work successfully in a high-stress environment.
An individual choosing a career in the broadcast industry must display technical expertise in television camera operation, directing, producing and nonlinear editing; as well as display technical expertise in radio automation, radio production, sound mixing, and radio on-air delivery.
There are many opportunities for employment in radio and television including:
• voice over talent
• on air announcer
• sports or news announcer
• production director
• radio sales and marketing
• television production: camera operations, graphic design, audio engineer, television and film directing, remote production, on-air talent