Broadcasting - 2008/2009 Undergraduate Catalog

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Chairperson: Lawrence Londino

The Department of Broadcasting provides students the opportunity to earn a liberal arts baccalaureate degree while simultaneously being exposed to fundamental training in the field of electronic media production. The emphasis of the curriculum is on the writing, producing, and directing of fresh, innovative ideas for electronic media presentation, coupled with a strong theoretical background in the history and contemporary issues surrounding the development of the electronic communication industries in the United States. While the curriculum is not designed to train professional craftspeople, students with an interest in and an aptitude for specific craft disciplines (e.g., videography, editing, technical directing) are provided opportunities to gain access to state-of-the-art production equipment for self-directed practical training.

Special features of the academic program include: internships at major broadcasting facilities; an adjunct faculty of high-level broadcasting executives and producers; student participation in the production of in-house videos for the University as well as our own weekly award-winning cable television program, Carpe Diem; production competitions; and association with professional organizations such as the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), and the University Film and Video Association (UFVA).

The Department of Broadcasting requires an interview for admission to the program. The dates and requirements for department admissions and interviews may be obtained from the Admissions Office or by calling the Department of Broadcasting at (973) 655-7870.

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