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

Course PrefixCourse NameUnits
R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
R-TV 09Broadcast Sales and Promotion3
R-TV 10Radio Programming and Producer Techniques3
R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
R-TV 11BAdvanced Radio Production3
R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
R-TV 96ACampus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
R-TV 96BCampus Radio Station Lab: Disc Jockey & News Anchor/Reporter Skills1
R-TV 96CCampus Radio Station Lab: Hosting and Management Skills1
R-TV 97ARadio/Entertainment Industry Seminar1
R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
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 

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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