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Broadcasting and Production Technology

Curriculum Description

Students enrolled in the Broadcasting Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and related applications. Training will emphasize speech, script writing, production planning, editing, and post production. Students will also study the development of the broadcasting industry, sales, ethics, law, marketing, and management. Hands-on training and teamwork approaches are essential to the instructional process. Upon successful completion, students are prepared to enter broadcasting, production, and related industries in a variety of occupations.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in operating a video camera in both field and studio modes evaluated by the camera rubric
  • Use basic three point lighting, both in studio and field, according to industry standards
  • Identify legal issues and regulations of broadcast stations as measured by specific assignments and testing questions
  • Write both a one-column radio script and a two-column video script according to industry formatting standards
  • Successfully edit video and audio with a professional non-linear editing software program as evaluated by a specific rubric
  • Identify organization and strategies used by broadcast stations as measured by specific testing questions
  • Operate audio boards and audio production equipment according to industry standards
  • Demonstrate professional speaking and presentation skills for audio and video productions, according to industry standards

After Graduation

What fields or jobs are available for Broadcasting and Production majors?

  • Audio Recording Engineer
  • Documentary Producer/Director
  • Freelance Video Producer/Director
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Radio/TV News or Sports Reporter
  • Radio/TV On-air Personality
  • TV/Motion Picture Production Assistant
  • Videographer
  • Television editor or other crew position

Who employs Broadcasting and Production majors?

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Churches and Recording Studios
  • Commercial and Public Radio Stations/TV Stations
  • Motion Picture Studios
  • Radio and TV Networks
  • Video Production Facilities

What software do students gain experience with?

  • Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Audition
  • AudioVAULT
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Final Cut Studio 

Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences

Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
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Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Jay Coomes
Broadcasting and Production Instructor
jcoomes@isothermal.edu
828-395-1575

Carolyn Young
Broadcasting and Production Technology Instructor
cyoung@isothermal.edu
828-395-1537