Broadcast Media - Missouri Baptist University

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Program Level
  • Bachelor's
Degrees Offered

BA in Broadcast Media
BS in Broadcast Media
BPS in Broadcast Media

Format
  • Traditional
Department
  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Communications
Broadcast Media Program Overview

This major centers on the theoretical and practical use of audio and video in broadcast, Internet and corporate environments.

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Broadcast Media Major

COMMUNICATIONS CORE: 21 hours
The Communications Core, required of all communications majors, focuses on a broad knowledge base, introducing widely divergent areas of the field of communications. In addition, the Communications Core serves as an introduction to the Communications majors.

COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 203 Understanding Human Communication
COMM 223 Intro to Mass Media
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Communications
COMR 383 Media Technologies
COMM 412 Media Interviewing  Theory and Techniques
COMM 461 Senior Communications Seminar
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics

BROADCAST MEDIA MAJOR: 30 hours
(In addition to General Education, Bachelor of Arts or Science, and Communications Core Requirements)

COMU 323 Principles of Sound
COMU 343 Studio Recording I
COMT 343 Basic Post-Production
COMT 353 Convergent Media
COMT 363 Video Production Techniques
COMT 413 Broadcast Techniques
COMT 463 Advanced Post-Production
COMT 473 Broadcast Media Internship
COMT 483A Studio Production I
COMT 483B Studio Production II

Broadcast Media Minor

BROADCAST MEDIA MINOR: 21 hours

COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio Video Communications
COMU 323 Principles of Sound
COMT 353 Convergent Media
COMT 363 Video Production Techniques
COMT 483A Studio Production I
COMT 483B Studio Production II

Communications Studies Minor

COMMUNICATION STUDIES MINOR: 21 hours

COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 223 Introduction to Mass Media
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Communications
COMM 313 Applied Public Speaking
COMR 373 Principles of Public Relations
COMR 383 Media Technologies
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics

Journalism Minor

JOURNALISM MINOR: 21 hours
COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 223 Introduction to Mass Media (MOTR SBSC 100)
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Production
COEN 323 Advanced Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMT 353 Convergent Media
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics
3 hours upper division communications elective

Sports Journalism Minor

SPORTS JOURNALISM MINOR: 24 hours

Communications Courses:
COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Production
COMT 363 Video Production Techniques
COMR 383 Media Technologies
COMT 413 Broadcast Techniques

Sport Management Courses:
SMGT 113 Introduction to Sport Management
SMGT 263 Communication in Sport

Internship:
COMS 473 Internship in Sports Journalism
OR
SMGT 476 Sport Management Internship

Public Relations Minor

PUBLIC RELATIONS MINOR: 20 hours
COMR 373 Principles of Public Relations
COMM 412 Media Interviewing Theory and Technique
COMR 423 Public Relations Writing
COMR 433 Crisis Communications
COMR 443 Strategic Internal Communications
COMR 453 Church Public Relations
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics

Possible Careers

  • News anchor/reporter
  • Television or radio personality
  • Sports broadcaster
  • Television producer
  • Radio producer
  • Camera operator
  • Video editor
  • Videographer
  • Production manager
  • Documentary producer or director
  • Music video producer
  • Film director
  • Audio engineer
  • Lighting specialist
  • Scriptwriter

Sample Four-Year Plan

View a four-year sample plan for Broadcast Media (odd year) or Broadcast Media (even year).