School and Ranking Information
Of the few schools within a 25-mile radius of Fort Lauderdale, FL, that offer broadcasting programs, two are public, and only one of them offers above a certificate in the field. Based on programs, school type and tuition, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for pursuing broadcasting:
- Winner: Miami Dade College is the only public school that has more than a certificate program in broadcasting within a 25-mile radius of Fort Lauderdale. The school offers an associate's degree in radio and television broadcasting and a certificate in television production.
School Info Chart
|Category||Miami Dade College|
|School Type||4-year, primarily associate's, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$3,426 (in-state), $11,955 (out-of-state)*|
|Broadcasting and Television Production Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Broadcasting and Television Production Degrees Awarded (Associate's) in 2013||19*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||32%*|
|Noteworthy||The collective Miami Dade College system comprises the biggest institution of higher education countrywide**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **MDC website
Miami Dade College
- The School of Entertainment and Design Technology (SEDT) has a total of 10 faculty members, with one specializing in television, and its staff includes a broadcast engineer
- The SEDT has its own broadcasting facility on site where students can hone their skills and enhance learning in the field
- The on-site broadcasting facility has an audience reach of more than half a million homes in the area
Miami Dade College (MDC) is a 4-year, public college that largely offers associate degree programs. MDC is home to roughly 170,000 students annually across seven campuses. The North Campus in Miami contains the School of Entertainment and Design Technology (SEDT), which hosts MDC's broadcasting programs.
SEDT offers a vocational certificate in television production and an Associate of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting. Students in the certificate program take courses in production procedures, broadcasting, directing, editing procedures and field production. Students also participate in an advanced course in editing and an internship. The associate's program requires a total of 64 credits and typically requires 4 semesters of studies. Some required courses include writing for the media, television studio production, radio production, editing, directing and broadcast news. Students choose 6 credits of electives, with a television internship, television practicum and announcing as some options.