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Atlanta Broadcasting School with Degree Program Overviews

There are three schools within 50 miles of Atlanta that have broadcasting degree programs. Read an overview of these schools' programs, requirements and admission info and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Broadcasting Schools in Atlanta

Students in the Atlanta, Georgia, area who are interested in studying broadcasting can explore the variety of related programs offered by three area schools, all within an hour's drive of downtown. This article also includes a table that allows students to easily compare various aspects of these schools, such as costs and enrollment figures.

  • Chattahoochee Technical College , about 20 miles from downtown in Marietta, GA, offers a 2-year associate degree program in television production technology.
  • Clark Atlanta University, located in the city about two miles from downtown, offers a bachelor's degree program mass media arts.
  • About 50 miles from Atlanta, Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA, offers a bachelor's program in media writing.

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Comparison of Schools

Students should look at several factors when choosing a school. The following table simplifies the comparison process by offering information on aspects such as the acceptance rate and campus setting.

Chattahoochee Technical College Clark Atlanta University Reinhardt University
School Type 2-year, public 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, private not-for-profit
Total Enrollment (2014) 9,942* 3,485* 1,422*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large city Rural
Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $2,682 in-state; $4,818 out-of-state* $21,945* $20,266*
% of First-Year, Full-Time Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2013-2014) 89%* 98%* 88%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) N/A - Open admissions* 85%* 90%*
Retention Rate (2014) 51% for full-time students; 43% for part-time students* 61% for full-time students* 63% for full-time students*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate 6% (students who began in 2011)* 41% (students who began in 2008)* 38% (students who began in 2008)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Chattahoochee Technical College

This 2-year institution serves almost 10,000 students each year. Broadcasting students may be interested in the Associate of Applied Science degree program in television production technology.

Associate of Applied Science in Television Production Technology

Students in this program learn to use their creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the field of television production. This four-semester program requires students to complete 65 credit hours of course work. Required and elective classes cover subjects such as field video production, writing for broadcast, and mass communications.

Clark Atlanta University

Close to 4,000 students enroll at this private, 4-year institution each year. The school came about in the 1980s as the result of a merger between Clark College and Atlanta University. Clark Atlanta offers a bachelor's degree in the field of mass media arts.

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Arts

Mass media arts students can cultivate effective communication skills, research techniques, and analytical abilities. Students in this program are required to complete 123 credit hours of course work and select from concentrations in journalism; radio, television, and film; or public relations management. Some mass media core courses include philosophy and ethics of mass communications, mass communications research, and mass media writing.

Reinhardt University

This small, private university enrolls less than 1,500 students each year. The school is associated with the United Methodist Church. Students interested in broadcasting may find the school's media writing program useful.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Concentration in Media Writing

Students enrolled in Reinhardt University's media writing program practice writing scripts for radio or television shows and prepare breaking news reports for news organizations. Students utilize print, electronic media, and web-based media, as well as studying effective ways of communicating through each form of media. Courses offered cover subjects like theories of media and visual culture, broadcast journalism, and technical writing.

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