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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Broadcast Announcing (CRT.RTVAN)

Students will be prepared for a career as an on-air talent for radio or television by working with various forms of live and recorded announcing, including news, weather, and advertising. All coursework in the Broadcast Announcing certificate can be applied to an associate in applied science degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
RTV-150
Introduction to Broadcasting

RTV-150
Introduction to Broadcasting

Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the broadcasting industry including history, digital radio, high definition television, programming, the FCC, advertising, and responsibility to society. A brief explanation of the technical operations of a station is presented.

Course Outline

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3.0
RTV-155
Radio TV Announcing

RTV-155
Radio TV Announcing

The principles of broadcast announcing are discussed and are applied to reading commercials, news, voice tracking, sports, and on-air music announcing. Interviewing techniques and the relationship between the announcer and the public are included.

Course Outline

+
3.0
RTV-072
Fall Sportscasting

RTV-072
Fall Sportscasting

This course is designed to give a background in announcing various sporting events. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, Lake Land College's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.

Course Outline

+ OR
RTV-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

RTV-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to refine sports announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, Lake Land College's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.

Course Outline

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1.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

13.0
Second Semester
RTV-073
Spring Sportscasting

RTV-073
Spring Sportscasting

This course is designed to improve basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Training and practice of sportscasting continues with coverage of Lake Land College and high school sporting events on WLKL, Lake Land College's radio station.

Course Outline

+++ OR
RTV-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

RTV-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to enhance basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting high school and Lake Land College sports on WLKL, Lake Land College's radio station. The fundamentals of play-by-play color commentary, analysis, and interviewing are included.

Course Outline

+++
2.0
RTV-160
Radio Station Operation

RTV-160
Radio Station Operation

A practical demonstration course to begin "on air" work. In addition to air time, other duties such as news gathering, production, programming, etc. are assigned. Reading meters, filling out operating logs and editing audio are also incorporated.

Course Outline

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5.0
RTV-165
Broadcast Writing

RTV-165
Broadcast Writing

The principles of broadcast journalism and copy writing are presented along with oral style, editing, rewriting stories, and writing commercials that sell. The legal aspects of libel and slander are discussed.

Course Outline

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4.0

Semester Totals

11.0

Total Program Hours

24.0