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Broadcast Journalism Certificate

microphone and interviewee

THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE FALL 2022. NEW STUDENTS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED TO SUSPENDED PROGRAMS. STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THIS PROGRAM PRIOR TO FALL 2022 WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GRADUATE WITH THIS DEGREE AFTER SPRING 2025. PLEASE REFER TO THE MEDIA PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE: 260 AND CONTACT A PROGRAM ADVISOR

The field of journalism is continually evolving. MC’s certificate in broadcast journalism ensures that you will stay up-to-date with industry trends.

MC’s certificate program provides an intensive course of study focused on updated broadcast journalism skills, techniques, and procedures. 

The certificate curriculum will help you find an entry-level position with a radio, television, or web-based news organization. It can also help you prepare for a career change to a news-based field, or help upgrade or expand your current skills.

Courses include writing for broadcast and new media, advanced broadcast journalism, television production, video editing, radio production, and more.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Create professional news segments for use in radio or television, broadcast, podcasts or web streaming delivery.
  • Analyze audience data and identify target audiences for various video and/or audio productions.
  • Interpret research-based facts available through various sources to prepare and deliver unbiased reports for a variety of media outlets.
  • Work with video and computer files in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Apply correct and safe use of video and audio equipment needed to create professional projects.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans.  

Careers

For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Careers include set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. 

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.

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