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 pre-production, studio and field production, and post-production, 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 6 journalism elective hours (optional) and 3 non-journalism 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 66||Media Responsibility Over Time||JMC 193||Broadcast News Practicum|
|POLS 1||American Political Systems||JMC||JMC electives (3-6)|
|SCSS 1||Survey of Sociology||HIST 76||American History 1877 to Present|
Students must also:
Students should see Graduation Requirements and Regulations sections of the catalog for additional information.
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