Moufatih Muhammad in the WFDU studio

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):

  • COMM 2012 Intro to Television and Digital Journalism (formerly COMM 3349)
  • COMM 2214 Intro to Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism
  • FILM 1005    Filmmaking I: Basic Production

Elective Courses (6 credits):

  • COMM 3060 Television News and Digital Journalism
  • COMM 3248 Writing for Broadcast and Podcast
  • COMM 3341 Radio Management and Digital Journalism
  • FILM 1501    Cinematic Storytelling
  • FILM 2208    Filmmaking II
  • FILM 2210    Post Production I
  • 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

Course Descriptions