Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in radio-television production.
Electronic media students select one of two tracks: broadcast news or radio-television. 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 post-production, especially digital audio and video editing.
Students who study radio-television prepare for a broad spectrum of opportunities in traditional broadcasting, corporate video and cable television, and multimedia. The Drake program places a special emphasis on sports production.
The major averages 42 students with 12 to 15 students in each upper-level class.
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 2011.
Thirty-five journalism credits with 3 journalism elective hours (optional) and 2 non-journalism courses are required to complete the radio-television major.
Suggested progression of classes:
All classes are 3 credit hours except when indicated ( )
|First-Sophomore Years||Junior-Senior Years|
|JMC30||Communications in Society||JMC67||Digital Audio Writing and Production|
|JMC 31(1)||Multimedia Lab||JMC100||Television Field Photography|
|JMC40(1)||Pre-professional Workshop||JMC 104||Communication Law and Ethics|
|JMC54||Reporting and Writing Principles||JMC 105||Web Page Design|
|JMC57||Video Production||JMC 114||Producing Sports TV|
|JMC 66||Media Responsibility Over Time||JMC194||Radio/TV Practicum|
|POLS 1||American Political Systems||JMC||JMCelectives (3-6)|
|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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