Radio Broadcasting: Behind the Scenes (AS Degree S0606)

Arts Division

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 Prefix Course Name Units
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 96ABeginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
R-TV 96BIntermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills1
R-TV 96CAdvanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills1
R-TV 97ARadio and Entertainment Industry Seminar1
R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
Required Electives
Choose six units from the following:6
Radio-TV Newswriting
Broadcast Traffic Reporting
Introduction to 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
Social Media and Online Ethics
Total Units30.5

Radio Broadcasting Website 

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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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