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 digital storytelling.
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 (2017)*||10,201||3,992||1,508|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Large city||Rural|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*|| $2,782 in-state
|% of First-Year, Full-Time Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2016-2017)*||85%||94%||96%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)*||N/A - Open admissions||58%||89%|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)*|| 53% full-time
| 59% full-time
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate*||26% (students who began in 2014)||40% (students who began in 2011)||37% (students who began in 2011)|
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 coursework for a concentration in journalism. Some mass media core courses include philosophy and ethics of mass communications, mass communications research, and news writing.
This small, private university enrolls around 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 Media Studies with a Concentration in Digital Storytelling
Students enrolled in Reinhardt University's digital storytelling program practice writing scripts for radio or television shows and producing film or video projects. Students utilize print, electronic media, and web-based media, as well as study effective ways of communicating through each form of media. Courses offered cover subjects like theories of media and culture, digital video editing, and feature writing.