Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in broadcast news.
Electronic media students select one of two tracks: broadcast news or radio-television producing. Coursework during the first two years is similar. Specialization occurs during the last two years.
All electronic media students learn techniques and disciplines of preproduction, studio and field production, and postproduction, especially digital audio and video editing.
Broadcast news enrolls about 50 students with 10 to 12 students in each upper-level course.
Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake is among 113 accredited programs nationwide. To win accreditation, schools meet 9 standards, which address such issues as class size, diversity within the faculty and curriculum. Accreditation reviews occur every 6 years. Drake's program has been continuously accredited, most recently in 2004.
Thirty-five journalism credits with 3 journalism elective hours (optional) and 4 nonjournalism courses are required to complete the broadcast news major.
Suggested progression of classes:
All classes are 3 credit hours except when indicated ( )
|First-Sophomore Years||Junior-Senior Years|
|JMC 30||Communications in Society||JMC 67||Digital Audio Writing & Production|
|JMC 31(1)||Multimedia Lab||JMC 73||Radio News Reporting and Editing|
|JMC 40(1)||Pre-professional Workshop||JMC 100||Television Field Photography|
|JMC 54||Reporting and Writing Principles||JMC 104||Communication Law and Ethics|
|JMC 57||Video Production||JMC 173||Broadcasting Public Affairs|
|JMC 59||Intro to Visual Communication||JMC 193||Broadcast News Practicum|
|JMC 66||Media Responsibility Over Time||JMC||JMC electives (0-3)|
|ECON 1||Macroeconomics||HIST 76||American History 1877 to Present|
|POLS 1||American Political Systems|
|SCSS 1||Survey of Sociology|
Students must also:
Students should see Graduation Requirements and Regulations sections of the catalog for additional information.
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