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Overview

You like being on-air or helping others be on-air. You enjoy creating stories through use of a camera, microphone, or video or audio software. You have a vivid imagination that takes you to places where you want to document what is happening through media. No screen is too small or too big for you to fill with your pictures. You love to talk and tell stories orally or in writing. You believe that the message is so critical it must be told to everyone and that media is the ultimate tool to accomplish your mission.

If this describes you, then the broadcast media degree at North Greenville University may be the best option for you. Here, NGU's Mass Communication Department faculty members are prepared and willing to help you begin a successful career in broadcast media.

 

Major Description 

 

As a broadcast media major at NGU, you will spend much of your time creating and editing audio and video; using cameras, lights, and microphones; announcing and developing your vocal talent; telling stories; making movies; and documenting campus life. You will learn about American media history and law, audio production, video production, and broadcast industry skills, as well as how to apply this knowledge in your own projects.
 
By your senior year, you will have created a portfolio of learning on your own website, which will show others the skills and knowledge you have obtained during your studies.

Ultimately, the broadcast media degree will provide a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of broadcast media-related pursuits

 

Curriculum

 

The Mass Communication Department at NGU will help you navigate the media challenges of the digital media era. We prepare you for exciting media careers in broadcasting, digital media, journalism, media relations and media ministry with three distinct majors: broadcast media, media ministry and digital media.

During your studies in mass communication, you will take classes in writing, media technology, multimedia production, and media ethics, as well as classes focused on your particular career goals. You will not only learn innovative media concepts in the classroom, but you will also gain hands-on technical and leadership skills through involvement in our student media channels.


 

Faculty Strengths

 

All of the Mass Communication Department faculty members bring their professional and practical experience into the classroom and the department's media. You will learn from seasoned veterans from the newspaper, graphics design, radio, television, church media, marketing, public relations, and digital media industries.  

The faculty members provide one-on-one instruction, coaching, and mentoring to help you develop marketable skills. Numerous applied opportunities through campus media, professional internships, and media area employment are available. Just ask one of our professors who are here to help you!
 

Tracks / Concentrations

 

Some course options allow the broadcast media major to choose either audio or video production assignments.

 

Minors

 

  • Broadcast Media
  • Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Ministry

Electives

 

  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Advanced Video Production
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Documentary Production
  • Electronic Media Sales and Promotions
  • Film Production
  • Mass Media Management
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Studio Producing and Directing

 

Success

Future

Career Opportunities

 
    • Advertising
    • Church Media Director
    • Marketing
    • Political Communication
    • Radio Announcer
    • Radio News Reporter
    • Radio Producer
    • Radio Sales
    • Sports Broadcaster
    • TV News Anchor
    • TV News Producer
    • TV News Reporter
    • TV Sales
    • Video Producer

     

    Postgraduate Studies

     

    • North Greenville University
    • Arkansas State University
    • Augusta State University
    • Austin Peay State University
    • Clemson University
    • Columbia International University
    • Converse College
    • Elon University
    • Fuller Theological Seminary
    • Golden Gate Seminary
    • Liberty Theological Seminary
    • Liberty University Law School
    • Portfolio Center
    • Regent University
    • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • University of South Carolina

     

    Employers

     
    • Clear Channel Radio
    • Elevation Church
    • Entercom Communications
    • First Baptist Spartanburg
    • Focus on the Family
    • Furman University Athletics
    • KFBB-TV
    • Texas Christian University Athletics
    • Trent Franks, U.S. Congressman of Arizona
    • WCCP-FM
    • WGGS-TV
    • WHNS-FOX
    • WLOS-ABC
    • WSIL-TV
    • WSPA-TV
    • WYFF-NBC

     

    Learning Experience



    Hands-On Experience

     

    The Vision Online

    The Vision Online is NGU's award-winning online news site. Students report local and campus news, giving them practical journalistic skills in writing, photojournalism, videography, and digital graphic design.


    The Vision Magazine

    The Vision is also a lifestyle magazine published for the NGU family. The award-winning, student-run magazine is produced two times per year. The Vision is a hands-on experience designed to give students experience in magazine design, editing, writing, promotions, and production.


    The Vibe

    The Vibe is our FCC-licensed radio station, broadcasting locally and worldwide online. The Vibe is a Christian music formatted station that offers students practical experience working as announcers and production assistants or in promotions or management positions. Students broadcast music shows, news and information shows, and podcasts, as well as other programming.


    Vision-48 News

    As a Vision-48 News staff member, you can have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in television writing, producing, and production, including studio operations and field production. Students work with a staff of about 25 students to plan, record, and produce news, sports, weather, and feature segments that are aired on our cable access TV station and online. The staff of Vision-48 News produces weekly shows and segments that are shown on our local access cable channel 48 and also accessible on YouTube.


    Internships

    Our mass communication students work closely with faculty members to find internships at local news outlets, television stations, radio stations, film producers, marketing and public relations agencies, and communications departments at churches and nonprofit organizations. Students are also encouraged to pursue internships on the national and international levels, as well. More than 200 organizations have hosted our students for internship experience, and many of our students gain employment with their internship organizations before they graduate.


    Film Club

    The NGU Film Club is a student organization dedicated to inspire Christian storytelling through film and video production. Students collaborate to produce and enjoy films, and gain the experience and preparation they need to work in the entertainment industry. Students write, direct, produce, and showcase their films, as well as work together to learn and grow as Christian media creators. The club also sponsors the annual Red Carpet Film Festival, which invites high school students and college students from all over the country to enter their films in a competition judged by film professionals.
     

    Courses

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester
    Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
    Old Testament Survey or New Testament Survey (3 hours)
    Introduction to Mass Communication  (3 hours)
    Contemporary Mathematics (3 hours)
    Fitness and Wellness (2 hours)
    First-Year Experience (1 hour)

    Second Semester
    Composition and Literature (3 hours)
    Christian Worldview (3 hours)
    Media Technology (3 hours)
    Biological science course (4 hours)
    Information science course (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester    
    Physical science course (4 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    Oral Communication (3 hours)
    Introduction to Electronic Media (3 hours)
    Open elective (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    Second Semester
    Political science course (3 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    Fine arts elective (3 hours)
    English literature course (3 hours)
    Writing for Broadcast Media (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester    
    Social science elective (3 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    History elective (3 hours)
    Macroeconomics (3 hours)
    Audio or Video Production (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    Second Semester
    Social science elective (3 hours)
    Foreign language course (3 hours)
    Broadcast Programming (3 hours)
    Broadcast Announcing (3 hours)
    Open elective (3 hours)
    Practicum (1 hour)

    *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

    First Semester     
    Mass Media Law and Regulations (3 hours)
    Broadcast Studio Operations (3 hours)
    Mass communication elective (3 hours)
    Open electives (7 hours)

    Second Semester
    Mass Media Ethics (3 hours)
    Mass Media Seminar (3 hours)
    Mass Media Internship (3 hours)
    Open electives (6 hours)

    *In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
     

    Program Objectives

     

    • Write and produce various broadcast scripts.
    • Manage and direct broadcast teams.
    • Create and implement your own ideas and the ideas of others into broadcast-quality projects.

     

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