Broadcasting

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (B.A., B.S.)

The broadcasting program at Grand Valley State University prepares students for entry into a range of media outlets, including: television, radio, online publications, and multimedia production companies. This is an especially exciting time for broadcasters, who will be a part of the creation of the new media.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

The program is flexible with a strong core of course requirements that ensures that students will have a broad understanding of the history, operation and regulation of broadcast media, and economic, social, and cultural influences on those media. Emphasis areas include broadcast production or broadcast news. Students can select a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program of study.

Coursework

Students study a variety of topics, including:

  • TV studio production
  • TV news production
  • Broadcast operations
  • Broadcast news
  • Life on TV
  • News reporting

Career Options

Broadcast production majors will learn studio-based, multiple-camera TV production, preparing them to step into a TV studio or video production facility and function professionally at the entry level. Broadcast news majors will learn basic reporting concepts, preparing them to step into small to medium market TV or radio stations as reporters, producers, or production assistants.

Why Study Broadcasting at Grand Valley?

  • Starting in their first semester on campus, students can become involved in student media — newspaper, radio, and TV — to gain experience and to prepare them for internships and related hands-on experiences.
  • The area is media rich: top 50 TV market with three commercial stations, two public TV/radio stations and over 40 radio stations. Area print media include four daily newspapers and 15 weekly newspapers, and many minority, arts, business, and other specialty publications. All area media feature internet-based information delivery products.
  • Students may apply up to 15 internship credits toward the 120 needed for graduation.
  • Accomplished professionals teach as adjunct instructors and complement full-time faculty.

For More Information

School of Communications
www.gvsu.edu/soc
(616) 331-3668
Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admissions

Our broadcasting program serves students with interests in news, production, television, radio, and multimedia endeavors. We are a hands-on major, motivating students to blend the intellectual pursuits of classroom learning with professional experiences through internships and campus media.

KEITH OPPENHEIM
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BROADCASTING

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