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The Motion Picture/Television program specializes in preparing students for employment and/or transfer in the field of broadcast journalism. Students will explore and become proficient in the basics of broadcast journalism and news and talk-show production. This program will teach students techniques in news story gathering, on-camera talent techniques, field production, and studio production. The Digital Broadcast Journalism degree requires a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Motion Picture/Television, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: MPTV.AAS.BROADCST

Program Requirements
MPTV 1220Introduction to Television Studio Production3
MPTV 1422Writing and Reporting for Tv News I3
MPTV 1423Announcing and Performing Broadcast News3
MPTV 1431Introduction to Field Production and Editing3
MPTV 2231TV News Field Production3
MPTV 2233Documentary Production3
MPTV 2422Writing and Reporting II3
MPTV 2431Television News Producing3
MPTV 2440Advanced On-Air Broadcasting3
MCOMM 1100Introduction to Mass Communication3
MCOMM 1105News Reporting & Writing for Multimedia3
MCOMM 2100Social Media As News3
Program Elective
Select 10 credits from any 1000- or 2000-level Mptv or Mcomm course that is not a required course 110
General Education
Select 18 to 22 credits 118-22
Total Credits64-68

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MCOMM 1100 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MCOMM 1105 News Reporting & Writing for Multimedia 3
MPTV 1422 Writing and Reporting for Tv News I 3
MPTV 1220 Introduction to Television Studio Production 3
Gen Ed: Communication (Written) 3
Gen Ed: Communication (Oral) 3
 Credits18
Second Semester
MPTV 1431 Introduction to Field Production and Editing 3
MPTV 2422 Writing and Reporting II 3
MCOMM 2100 Social Media As News 3
Gen Ed: Mathematics 4-5
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits16-17
Third Semester
MPTV 1423 Announcing and Performing Broadcast News 3
MPTV 2231 TV News Field Production 3
MPTV 2431 Television News Producing 3
Gen Ed: Physical & Life Science 3-5
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits15-17
Fourth Semester
MPTV 2233 Documentary Production 3
MPTV 2440 Advanced On-Air Broadcasting 3
Gen Ed: Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Gen Ed: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
MPTV Program Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits64-67