Radio Broadcasting: Behind the Scenes, AS

Arts Division
Degree S0606

The Radio Broadcasting Behind-the-Scenes degree is designed for students who are interested in the non-performance side of the broadcasting industry. Instruction prepares students for entry-level jobs including production, promotion, copywriting and management. Students also receive instruction in the business side of the industry and can further customize their program by selecting from a variety of courses. Practical hands-on experience is available at the campus radio stations.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media 3
R-TV 09Broadcast Sales and Promotion 3
R-TV 10Radio Programming and Producer Techniques 3
R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production 3
R-TV 11BAdvanced Radio Production 3
R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices 3
R-TV 96ACampus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations 1
R-TV 96BCampus Radio Station Lab: Disc Jockey & News Anchor/Reporter Skills 1
R-TV 96CCampus Radio Station Lab: Hosting and Management Skills 1
R-TV 97ARadio/Entertainment Industry Seminar 1
R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience 1
Choose six units from the following:6
Radio-TV Newswriting
Broadcast Traffic Reporting
Internet Radio and Podcasting
History of Radio DJs
Social Media in Broadcasting
Pop Culture in the Media
Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
Total Units29

Radio Broadcasting Website 

Explore Your Future in Radio Broadcasting: Behind the Scenes

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS Degree in Radio Broadcasting: Behind the Scenes as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
R-TV 01 Introduction to Electronic Media 3
R-TV 11A Beginning Radio Production 3
Recommended AREA D2 Economics General Education course here 1 3
 Units14
Intersession 1
Recommended AREA E Lifelong Learning General Education course here 1 3
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
 Units4
Semester 2
R-TV 11B Advanced Radio Production 3
R-TV 15 Broadcast Law and Business Practices 3
R-TV 96A Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations 1-2
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
 Units12-13
Intersession 2
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
 Units4
Second Year
Semester 1
R-TV 96B Campus Radio Station Lab: Disc Jockey & News Anchor/Reporter Skills 1-2
R-TV 97A Radio/Entertainment Industry Seminar 1
R-TV 97B Radio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience 1
R-TV 10 Radio Programming and Producer Techniques 3
Recommended AREA C1 Arts General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA D1 Anthropology & Archeology course here 1 3
 Units12-13
Intersession 1
Recommended AREA C2 Humanities General Education course here 1 3
 Units3
Semester 2
Recommended AREA B1 Physical Science General Education course here 1 3
R-TV 96C Campus Radio Station Lab: Hosting and Management Skills 1-2
R-TV 09 Broadcast Sales and Promotion 3
Recommended R-TV Elective course here, such as R-TV 5, R-TV 6, R-TV 17, R-TV 31, R-TV 32, R-TV 35, R-TV 99, R-TV 101 6
 Units13-14
 Total Units62-65
1

This degree requires the completion of sixty (60) degree appropriate units. At least 24 units are required from General Education Areas A through E with a grade of "C" or better. See GE Area course requirements.  

2

 Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Work in production, programming or a variety of other behind-the-scenes positions at a commercial radio station.
  • Use studio equipment to record and edit a pre-recorded piece.
  • Operate the studio equipment required to produce a live broadcast.
  • Use social media during a live radio show to engage with the audience.
  • Develop and implement ideas for a radio show.
  • Develop a format for a radio station.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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