Bachelor in Media Studies - Radio and Television Production

General

Program Description

The Media Studies program offers a specialization in Radio and Television Production, with a challenging course of study in technical and non-technical skills. It’s for students who work well in communal environments like sharing ideas to facilitate a creative experience. You’ll gain analytical, technical, and practical skills through academic course work, hands-on studio application, and internships with local media outlets. Graduates of the program are well equipped to compete in the broadcast marketplace.

If you want to broadcast to millions, Mercy can help you get there.

Meet Louis Grasso, Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Media Studies: Radio and Television Production Fast Facts

1. Production Facility

  • Multi-camera HD television studio
  • Teleprompter capability
  • Two graphics generators
  • Tascam 48 channel audio mixing
  • Multi-image display panel for directing
  • Ross Crosspoint video switcher
  • Professional lighting grid

2. Field Production

  • JVC Hi-Definition cameras

3. Postproduction

  • Digital editing with professional editing software
  • Seven edit bays

4. Radio Production

  • Professional 10 channel Arrakis radio console with desktop assisted editing
  • Multiplatform audio recording, MP3, CD, Cassette, hard disk

5. Academically qualified faculty with private sector experience

Media Studies: Radio and Television Production B.S. Curriculum

Students who choose the major concentration in Media Studies with a concentration in Radio and Television Production must complete:

  • MEDA 134 The Feature Article I
  • MEDA 145 Media in America
  • MEDA 399 Internship in Media Studies
Concentration Requirements:
  • MEDA 115 Fundamentals TV Production
  • MEDA 110 Radio Production I

or

  • MEDA 120 TV Studio Production
Additional Requirements

Students in this major must complete 15 credits selected from the following:

  • MEDA 110 Radio Production I
  • MEDA 120 TV Studio Production
  • MEDA 200 TV Performance
  • MEDA 201 Interview Technique Today's Media
  • MEDA 210 Advanced Radio Production
  • MEDA 215 Video Editing Workshop
  • MEDA 220 Advanced TV Production
  • MEDA 295 Topics in Media Studies
  • MEDA 303 Broadcast Journalism
  • MEDA 311 Radio Journalism
  • MEDA 315 Video Editing II
  • MEDA 321 Television Field Production
  • SPCM 230 Speaking For Success

Students in this major must complete 12 credits in a concentration of journalism and media in conjunction with the program head and six credits in major electives (or major English courses numbered 200 or above).

There is an 18-credit residency requirement in the major of Media Studies.

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Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to:

  • Develop appropriate creative, technical, and communication skills necessary for work in media-related fields
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for careers in their chosen fields
  • Use media technology to communicate and present material as per their major
  • Create personal and social presentations in their chosen media
  • Find ready employment in their chosen fields or continue onto advanced study

Career Opportunities

Representative career opportunities include producer, camera operator, scriptwriter, technical director, graphics producer, video editor, production coordinator, video librarian, production manager, stage manager, post-production manager, lighting director, facility manager, tape operator, radio announcer, and audio mixer.

Last updated Dec 2019

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