Top Schools for Broadcasting and Digital Communication

Find out which top schools offer programs in broadcasting and digital communication. See what four top-notch institutions have to offer in terms of academic reputation and degrees, and use the accompanying list to locate other schools in the U.S. that offer programs for broadcasters and digital communicators.

Broadcasting and digital communications programs are typically offered through schools of communication and provide courses in both the technical and journalistic sides of broadcasting. Students can find bachelor's and master's degree programs in this field.

School Overviews

Four top-ranking schools with relevant programs include New York University, the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, Ferris State University in Michigan and Cedarville University. Each of these schools was ranked regionally or nationally by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

New York University in New York City

School Highlight: Undergraduate students may select one of two concentrations, in either time-based media or interactive media.

New York University (NYU), one of the largest private schools in the U.S., ranked 36th among national universities in 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report. Through the university's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, undergraduates can earn a Bachelor of Science in Digital Communications and Media. The program includes courses in broadcast design, media production techniques and digital communications.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

School Highlight: Students have access to state-of-the-art broadcast equipment and the student-run cable TV station WMCM-TV.

The University of Wisconsin in La Crosse is the fourth best public school in the Midwest, and is tied as the 31st best regional university in the Midwest, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. The university offers a bachelor's degree in communications studies with an emphasis in broadcast and digital media. Students work with digital communication technologies, such as the Internet and those used in the school's cable television station.

Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI

School Highlight: Ferris State classes in digital media feature hands-on training with the latest in media technology.

Ferris State University was ranked 18th among top public schools in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. Ferris offers a Bachelor of Science in Television and Digital Media Production. Students in this program learn about all aspects of digital broadcasting, including audio, video and interactive media production. Writing for media is also part of the curriculum.

Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH

School Highlight: The school offers a broadcasting and digital media major with a Christian focus.

At Cedarville University, students can earn a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and digital media. Majors in this field can choose a concentration in digital film and video, digital radio and audio or integrated digital media. In addition, students have access to multiple recording studios with industry-standard production equipment. For 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cedarville #12 among regional colleges in the Midwest.

Top Broadcast and Digital Communication Programs

Here are some more top colleges and universities with programs that cover broadcasting and digital communication:

  • At Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, the digital communications major allows students to tailor their programs to their interests.
  • At Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, a summer institute in digital movie making is available.
  • Paine College in Augusta, GA, offers digital production and editing tracks for journalism majors.
  • Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in broadcast and digital journalism.
  • At the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, the broadcast and multimedia journalism program covers news production across all types of media.

For students who are interested in broadcasting and digital communications, there are a wide variety of interdisciplinary, media-related programs available through highly ranked colleges and universities.

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