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2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Communications/Broadcast Option, A.A. - Liberal Arts


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The Broadcasting Option is designed to empower students with the proper skills and knowledge to seek careers in the many phases of the media industry including television and film, radio and audio production, broadcast journalism, and video production. In addition, students are prepared for enrollment into four-year

institutions. Students acquire the technical knowledge supported by a strong basis in theory and creativity. They prepare for entry-level positions as directors, camera operators, composers, audio engineers, writers, and on-air talent within the industry. The Broadcasting option provides graduates with real-world experience through the facilities of EDTV20 the College’s educational broadcast facility and our web-based radio station.

Production classes are hands-on, involving state-of-the-art studio and field audio and video production equipment, control room operation, sophisticated high-end digital video editing, lighting for video and film, writing, producing, and directing. This course of study will prepare students to utilize their learned technical skills to apply the theoretical and creative communications knowledge to sound and screen.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Achieve entry-level competence for a position in cable television, professional commercial broadcast facilities, and commercial industrial instructional and web based video and audio production facilities.
  • Create short program segments and shows for cable television.
  • Write, produce, direct, and edit news and segments of a variety of television and radio programs.
  • Write, produce and edit radio and television commercials.
  • Perform all competencies of on-air talent in news, sports broadcasting, and interviewing.
  • Produce and broadcast live and tape delay sporting events.
  • Operate efficiently all video and audio production equipment.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


  • LSCI 000 - Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • GHMN 000 - Humanities Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • HIST 001 - History Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • GSOC 000 - Social Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Semester


Total Program Hours: 60


Philosophy General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Philosophy General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Humanities & Technology General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

History General Education Courses


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved History General Education  courses in the College catalog. Must choose a level I & II sequence.

Social Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Social Science General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Math/Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Math and Science General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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