Major in Broadcast

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I was taught how to do EVERYTHING. Shoot, write, edit, anchor and produce stories for a newscast.
Reyna Cavazos, '11

Television. Radio. Video. Internet. Electronic Media. Visual storytelling using audio and visual mass communication has never been in greater demand. In the Broadcasting sequence, students learn to craft stories that engage and inform.

Learn How to Rock Radio and TV Broadcasting

The field of broadcasting is exciting and ever-changing. UT-Arlington's Broadcasting major prepares students for all aspects of the business. Here are some of the careers students can pursue:

  • Radio and Television Reporting
  • News Producer (manages the show's content)
  • Digital Media Specialist (creates online content, updates social media)
  • Production (runs cameras, directs shows, creates promos)
  • Radio Producer/DJ
  • Sports Broadcaster (play-by-play)

All majors in Broadcasting are required to take Writing for Mass Media, Communication Theory, Communication Technology and Communication Law and Ethics. In addition, they must take Introduction to Broadcasting, Broadcast Writing, Television Production and Radio Production.

Once in the major, students can look forward to taking:

  • Electronic News
  • Broadcast Management
  • Broadcast Announcing
  • TV Reporting
  • Current Issues in Telecommunications

Many Broadcasting majors get interships when they reach upper division status. Students intern at all of the major television stations in the area, at production houses and in corporations.

Our award-winning student-run Internet radio station, UTA Radio.com, is part of the iHeartRadio Network. Students also do play-by-play for UTA sports teams on UTA Radio. TV Reporting students produce a weekly newscast. And, some bilingual broadcast students produce a weekly Spanish-language newscast, UTA News en Español, under the supervision of bilingual faculty. All productions can be seen and heard on-line at utanews.com.

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