List of TV Broadcasting Schools, Colleges and Institutes in the U.S.

Students interested in studying broadcasting could study areas such as radio, television, and journalism. Those who are aspiring TV broadcasters have the option of completing an associate's or a bachelor's degree in the field. Both degree options are commonly offered by community colleges and universities.

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Relevant undergraduate programs are available for students who aspire to become TV broadcasters. These programs typically cover basic topics in journalism and news media.

Schools with TV Broadcasting Programs

The following schools provide programs in TV broadcasting or closely related topics:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition & Fees (2015-16)*
Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL 4-year, Public Undergraduate Certificate $2,496 in-state,
$9,739 out-of-state
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY 2-year, Public Associate's $5,170 in-state,
$8,050 out-of-state
Houston Community College Houston, TX 2-year, Public Associate's $1,632 in-district,
$3,360 in-state,
$3,756 out-of-state
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 4-year, Private Bachelor's $48,710
New York University New York, NY 4-year, Private Bachelor's $47,750
Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ 2-year, Public Associate's $2,540 in-state,
$9,530 out-of-state
Bowie State University Bowie, MD 4-year, Public Bachelor's $7,660 in-state,
$18,142 out-of-state
Central Carolina Community College Sanford, NC 2-year, Public Associate's, Undergraduate Certificate $2,412 in-state,
$8,556 out-of-state

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics - College Navigator

School Selection Criteria

Here are some considerations for students in this field:

  • Students may want to find out if a broadcast journalism program allows them to focus their studies specifically on television, or whether it is aimed toward all broadcasters.
  • If a school only offers a degree in journalism or communications, students may want to find out if broadcasting is offered as a concentration or track within the program.
  • It is important to look for schools that provide state-of-the-art equipment, which ensures that graduates will have familiarity with industry-standard equipment.
  • Because many employers prefer applicants who have completed an internship and have strong letters of reference, students should seek schools that offer internship opportunities.

Associate's Degree Programs

TV Broadcasting is often offered as a concentration within a broader communications program. Students take basic media studies courses, as well as general education classes. These programs take two years to complete and usually confer an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Graduates often transfer credits to higher-level bachelor's degree programs before they begin their media careers, but it is possible to get an entry-level position with only an associate's degree.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor's degree programs are sometimes available in broadcasting, but it is more common to find the topic offered as a specialization within a journalism program. These programs combine general education coursework with an introduction to the theory and practice of journalism. Students who choose a broadcasting concentration gain experience with software and equipment used in TV and film production, and they are often required to participate in internships at local news stations.

Certificate Programs

For students who are looking for a brief overview of broadcasting without any general education requirements, undergraduate certificate programs in the field are offered. These programs provide the conceptual and practical broadcasting training that students need for entry-level media jobs.

U.S. schools offer undergraduate certificates, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees in TV broadcasting. Look for a school that offers the degree level, program specialties, and opportunities that will help you meet your career goals.

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