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Why choose Broadcasting and Electronic Media at PPCC?

The Broadcasting and Electronic Media AAS program prepares students to enter the video production, audio engineering, television, and radio broadcast industries. Students will write, produce, and package video and audio content for a wide variety of distribution methods, from broadcast to YouTube and Vimeo! To enhance the learning process, students will also complete internships at local broadcast and/or video production facilities.

What do PPCC Radio and Television students study?

The Broadcasting and Electronic Media program at PPCC gives students an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of video and audio production and distribution, plus the development of programs and content creation. By pursuing a Broadcasting and Electronic Media degree at PPCC, you will:

  • Learn how to write for podcasts, webcasts, radio, television, commercial, and institutional productions.
  • Develop an understanding of audio and video production as they relate to television, radio, and online distribution.
  • Learn to operate professional radio equipment, including being on-air at the PPCC radio station KEPC 89.7 FM
  • Learn to operate professional video equipment, including creating original content for the PPCC television station PPCC-tv!

 

Classes You Might Take

Explores writing techniques for television and radio emphasizing professional techniques, format, and style.
Focuses on basic audio production techniques to be used in audio and video production. Includes the use of basic audio equipment and mixer to produce audio tracks for audio or video production.
Introduces additional principles and techniques of television production in theory and the approach of studio and production in news, weather, and sports. Emphasizes direction and production development to include single and multi-camera production. Examines use of effects and chroming. Includes laws and ethics governing the television broadcast industry and Institutional Television.
Includes the fundamentals of audio mixing from the audio source to final master. By explaining the principles of mixing and the technical foundations of audio recording. Analyzing the principles of acquiring, manipulating, recording, and final mixing of audio and discussing the differences between digital and analog recording. Each student will summarize the function of microphones, audio sources, recording devices, and speakers and complete recording exercises and projects according to provided guidelines. Demonstration of linear and non-linear master mixing will also be required.
Includes Foundations of broadcast news and sports reporting, anchoring and play by play announcing, public and media relations. Students create news and sports broadcast reports, featurettes, and broadcasts.

Career Options

A wide variety of both broadcast and non-broadcast opportunities await graduates of the Radio and Television program. Some career possibilities include:

  • Camera Operators
  • Technical Directors
  • Film and Video Editors
  • Producers
  • Radio Station Sound Board Operator

Become a Radio and TV student today!

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Radio & Television

Radio & Television Department Chair

Brian Wheeler

Contact Department Chair: (719) 502-3458  Brian.Wheeler@ppcc.edu

 

Radio & Television Lead Advisor

Desiree Williams

Contact advising: 719-502-3232  advising@ppcc.edu

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes