Students interested in pursuing a degree in broadcasting can find programs in Connecticut at the associate's and bachelor's levels. Broadcasting studies are often found as concentrations or specializations within communications or journalism degree programs. Opportunities are available to learn about the various aspects of broadcasting, including production, reporting, writing, and editing. Some programs include practicum requirements and/or the completion of an internship. Credits earned in an associate's degree program may be transferred towards a four-year program.
Below are detailed profiles of five of the schools in Connecticut that offer broadcasting programs, as well as a table outlining program titles, tuition costs, and school locations for each institution.
Asnuntuck Community College
Located in Enfield, Asnuntuck Community College offers a communications associate degree that features a broadcasting specialization. Students are required to complete 61 credits, and courses focus on television and audio production, photography, journalism, sports reporting and media marketing. The curriculum includes a practicum and an internship. This program can also help students prepare to transfer to a four-year degree program.
Middlesex Community College
Middlesex Community College is located in Middletown and has a broadcasting certificate and associate degree. The broadcasting communications certificate program totals 30 credits and is designed for students who have earned a degree in another area. Students in the broadcast - cinema associate degree program must complete 61 credits, and the program features coursework in scriptwriting, radio and television production, electronic music and broadcast journalism. The associate program also features a required internship experience and can prepare students to continue their education at the bachelor's level.
Quinnipiac University is located in Hamden and features a Bachelor of Arts program that lets students concentrate in broadcast journalism. Required courses in the program include broadcast news writing, TV reporting and news gathering. Electives offer students the chance to learn about sports reporting, audio production, public relations and entrepreneurial media. Students also get to work with their peers in producing a weekly news production towards the end of the program.
Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University is located in Fairfield and offers a bachelor's degree in media arts that prepares students for broadcasting careers. The program complements academic coursework with internships at radio stations, television networks and production companies. In addition to a history of broadcasting course, the program teaches students about news writing and reporting, photojournalism and art of the moving image.
Southern Connecticut State University
Located in New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism that features broadcasting training. The program includes a capstone and internship, and students take courses in writing and reporting, multimedia journalism, broadcast news, news writing and photojournalism. Students also get to choose from electives like sports reporting, political reporting, news editing and design, investigative journalism and television documentary.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Broadcasting Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)|
|Asnuntuck Community College||Two-year; public; large suburb||Associate in Science in Communications - Broadcasting||$4,464 in-state; $13,232 out-of-state*|
|Middlesex Community College||Two-year; public; small city|| Broadcast Communications Certificate,
Associate in Science in Broadcast - Cinema
|$4,384 in-state; $13,152 out-of-state*|
|Quinnipiac University||Four-year; private, not-for-profit; large suburb||Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Broadcast Journalism||$47,960*|
|Sacred Heart University||Four-year; private, not-for-profit; large suburb||Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts||$41,420*|
|Southern Connecticut State University||Four-year; public; midsize city||Bachelor of Science in Journalism||$10,954 in-state; $23,464 out-of-state*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.