Why Choose Radio & Television at PPCC?

The radio and television AAS program prepares students to enter the television and radio broadcast industry. Students will learn to 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 will I study?

The radio and television program at PPCC gives students an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of video and audio production, plus the development of programs. By pursuing a radio and television degree at PPCC, you will:

  • Learn how to write specifically for radio and television production.
  • Develop an understanding of audio production as it relates to both television and radio.
  • Learn to operate professional radio equipment and perform announcing on the PPCC radio station, KEPC 89.7 FM.

Example Classes I 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 television production. Includes the use of basic audio equipment and mixer to produce audio tracks for radio and television 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.

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

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Radio & Television program, students should be able to:

  • Produce and direct live television programs including: news segments, interview shows, sports updates, and weathercasts
  • Produce, shoot, and edit: television commercials, silent films, and institutional videos
  • Produce and record radio: promotions, news updates, commercials, and regular airtime
  • Operate necessary production equipment
  • Write effective scripts for a multitude of productions, from commercials to newcasts
  • Work in and foster a cooperative team environment