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Broadcasting and Electronic Media

Broadcasting & Electronic Media

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Technical and Professional Studies

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial

Transferability: Non-transferable

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Why choose Broadcasting and Electronic Media at PPSC?

The Broadcasting and Electronic Media AAS program prepares you to enter the video production, audio engineering, television, and radio broadcast industries. You will write, produce, and package video and audio content for a wide variety of distribution methods, from broadcast to YouTube and Vimeo! To enhance the learning process, you will also complete internships at local broadcast and/or video production facilities.


Broadcasting & Electronic Media Classes You Might Take

Broadcasting and Electronic Media has many class options to guide you on your new career path. 
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Explores writing techniques for television and radio emphasizing professional techniques, format, and style.

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Focuses on basic audio production techniques to be used in audio and video production. Includes the use of basic audio equipment and mixer to produce audio tracks for audio or video production.

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Introduces additional principles and techniques of television production in theory and the approach of studio and production in news, weather, and sports. Emphasizes direction and production development to include single and multi-camera production. Examines use of effects and chroming. Includes laws and ethics governing the television broadcast industry and Institutional Television.

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Includes the fundamentals of audio mixing from the audio source to final master. By explaining the principles of mixing and the technical foundations of audio recording. Analyzing the principles of acquiring, manipulating, recording, and final mixing of audio and discussing the differences between digital and analog recording. Each student will summarize the function of microphones, audio sources, recording devices, and speakers and complete recording exercises and projects according to provided guidelines. Demonstration of linear and non-linear master mixing will also be required.

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Includes Foundations of broadcast news and sports reporting, anchoring and play by play announcing, public and media relations. Students create news and sports broadcast reports, featurettes, and broadcasts.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Broadcasting and Electronic Media program, you should be able to:

  • Produce and direct live television programs including: news segments, interview shows, sports updates, and weathercasts
  • Produce, shoot, and edit: television commercials, silent films, and institutional videos
  • Produce and record radio: promotions, news updates, commercials, and regular airtime
  • Operate necessary production equipment
  • Write effective scripts for a multitude of productions, from commercials to newscast
  • Work in and foster a cooperative team environment