Broadcasting

B.F.A. in Broadcasting


The 120-credit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Broadcasting opens students to the world of digital radio, digital video, webcasting and multimedia. This major prepares students for careers as varied as documentary producers, television writers, web video producers, news anchors, writers, radio broadcasters, and interview hosts. Courses cover the technical and creative aspects of this field, including new technologies, digital audio and video production and editing as well as narrative development and cultural dimensions of media. Students will work behind the scenes, writing scripts for broadcasts and operating television and radio equipment, and also practice on-air skills through work at LIU Post’s TV station, PTV, and radio station, WCWP. Students develop an understanding of a variety of storytelling styles and formats in both radio and television. LIU Post students intern at some of the nation’s top media organizations, including CBS, MTV Networks, NBC TV, Z-100, WBAB, W WFAN Radio, HGTV, and News 12, Long Island.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 grade point average or 82 to 85) and an average SAT of 1000 (Math & Critical Reading combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
Core Requirements
In addition to all major requirements, students pursuing the B.F.A. in Broadcasting must satisfy all core curriculum requirements as follows:
POST 101 1 credit
First-Year Composition 6 credits
Economics/Political Science 6 credits
History/Philosophy 6 credits
Laboratory Science 4 credits
Language/Literature 6 credits
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of this bulletin.

Major Requirements
Required Media Arts Core
BDST 11 Production Essentials: Audio 3.00
BDST 12 Production Essentials: Video 3.00
CMA 2 Mass Media in America 3.00
CMA 4 Media Literacy: Behind the Message 3.00
CMA 5 Writing in the Digital Age 3.00
CMA 10 Media Law and Ethics 3.00
Required Co-Related Course List 1
Choose one of the following:
ORC 1 Public Speaking 3.00
ORC 17 Speech in Organizations 3.00
Required Co-Related Course List 2
Choose one of the following:
ART 4 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3.00
ART 30 Communications Photography 3.00
CGPH 16 Digital Imaging 3.00
Required Broadcasting Courses
BDST 4 Digital Audio Production 3.00
BDST 6 Intermediate Television Production: Studio 3.00
BDST 17 Writing for TV and Radio 3.00
BDST 25 Intermediate television Production: Field 3.00
BDST 34 Advanced Digital Audio Production 3.00
BDST 46 Video for the Web 3.00
BDST 54 Creating the Television Newscast 3.00
BDST 57 Advanced Digital Editing 3.00
JOU 3 Basic Reporting 3.00
JOU 56 Television Newsgathering 3.00
Required co-related courses List 3. Choose 1
BDST 27 Applied Television 3.00
BDST 28 Applied Television 3.00
Required Co-related list 4: Choose 1
BDST 63 Applied Radio 3.00
BDST 64 Applied Radio 3.00
Required Broadcasting Senior Research/Honors Tutorial
Choose one of the following:
BDST 91 Senior Research in Broadcasting* 3.00
BDST 385 Honors Tutorial 3.00
BDST 386 Honors Tutorial 3.00
Required Broadcasting Senior Project/Honors Thesis
Choose one of the following:
BDST 92 Senior Project & Portfolio 4.00
BDST 389 Honors Thesis 4.00
BDST 390 Honors Thesis 4.00
Elective Broadcasting Courses
Six credits from the following:
BDST 5 Radio and TV Speech 3.00
BDST 27 Advanced Applied TV 3.00
BDST 28 Advanced Applied Television 3.00
BDST 34 Advanced Digital Studio
BDST 37 Voice-Overs and Narration Workshop 3.00
BDST 40 Topics in Electronic Media 3.00
BDST 42 The Broadcast Documentary 3.00
BDST 44 Documentary Production Workshop 3.00
BDST 45 Producing Talk Shows 3.00
BDST 46 Video for the Web
BDST 52 Radio/TV Interviewing Techniques 3.00
BDST 56 Scriptwriter's Workshop 3.00
BDST 63 Applied Radio News 3.00
BDST 64 Applied Radio News 3.00
BDST 65 Applied Radio: on-air 3.00
BDST 66 Applied Radio: Sprotsdesk 3.00
BDST 67 Applied Public Relations: Campus Media 3.00
BDST 87 Internship 3.00
BDST 88 Internship 3.00
BDST 89 Advanced Independent Study in Electronic Media 1.00
CMA 7 Media Relations  
CMA 30 Sports Media Foundation 3.00
CMA 31 Sportscasting 3.00
CMA 40 Topics in Media Arts 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 120
Minimum Liberal Arts Credits: 41
Minimum Major Credits: 67
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.00
Minimum Major GPA: 2.00


CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean