Broadcasting (now under Media Studies)
The Broadcasting program is comprised of 10 courses that are intended as a core that can be integrated with other complementary classes from within the Communication Department to provide students with both a fundamental and practical understanding of mass media and media related issues. Toward that goal, each class module is structured to provide instruction that will enable students to demonstrate the ability to access, identify analyze, evaluate and use information.
Students can learn about the management and organization of commercial and public radio stations, then participate in the operation of the on-campus student radio station, KWRF. Students learn about the history of electronic media, then get practical training and experience through classes in television studio or field production, sports announcing, and broadcast news writing. Industry professionals are regularly guest speakers in the broadcast advertising class which is cross-listed with SMC’s business department.
These classes are coupled with a bustling internship program, where students get exposure to major Westside media companies including, Yahoo, MTV, Sony Music, Fox Sports, VH1, Clear Channel, Unavision, CBS Radio, NBC News, and many more.
Current Media Studies courses.
Recent broadcasting students have transferred to UCLA, Loyola Marymount, USC, Chapman, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Howard University and many other 4 year Colleges and Universities.