Broadcasting Schools in Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, offers several schools where students can find broadcasting education programs. Three schools that are no more than 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis are explored in this article, along with the journalism programs they offer, which include can courses in broadcasting. Information on tuition, enrollment, financial aid and graduation rates is presented in a format that could help prospective students make a decision about their education. There's also a brief statement about one other area school with relevant courses.
- Individuals looking for a public university can apply to Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis, just a mile from the city center. This school offers a certificate and a bachelor's degree program in journalism as well as a master's degree in sports journalism.
- Students can learn broadcasting through the communications bachelor's degree or the minor programs at the University of Indianapolis, a private university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is about five miles from downtown.
- Those looking for a secular private university can learn broadcasting through Butler University's bachelor's program or minor option in journalism. Butler is about six miles from the heart of the city.
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Comparison of Schools
There are many factors to consider when choosing a college. The following table puts useful information together in a format that allows for a quick comparison of schools.
|Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis||University of Indianapolis||Butler University|
|School Type||Public, 4-year university||Private, non-profit, 4-year university||Private, non-profit, 4-year university|
|Total Enrollment (Fall 2014)||30,690*||5,442*||4,848*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city||Large city|
|Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)||$9,056 in-state, $29,774 out-of-state*||$26,290*||$37,010*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid (2013-2014)||86%*||97%*||93%*|
|Acceptance Rate (Fall 2014)||70%*||66%*||68%*|
|Retention Rate (2013-2014)||71% full-time students, 54% part-time students*||74% full-time students, 26% part-time students*||90% full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (2014)||43% (25% transfer-out rate)*||52% (35% transfer-out rate)*||78%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
Indiana University has eight campuses across the state. This campus offers more than 200 degree programs from Indiana University and Purdue University. Students can learn about broadcasting in the Indiana University School of Journalism. Students seeking admission into this school must complete English and introductory journalism courses and meet minimal GPA standards.
Certificate in Journalism
This certificate program is designed for students majoring in fields other than journalism. It takes 25 credits to complete this program, and students can choose a course in broadcast news to learn some basics about the field. Students can also expect to learn about reporting, editing, legal aspects of communication and visual communication.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Core classes in this program cover media law, reporting, editing and introductory journalism concepts. Students choose to concentrate in either sports journalism, public relations or journalism. A broadcast news course is offered in the journalism concentration. An additional nine credits of electives are required, which can include a course in broadcasting communications analysis.
Master of Arts in Sports Journalism
A bachelor's degree in any field is necessary to apply to this program, as well as a GRE score. Students can take classes in sports broadcasting in order to learn about interviewing for television, giving live feedback of sports games and producing live televised sporting events.
University of Indianapolis (UI)
UI is made up of seven schools and two colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences. This college houses the Department of Communication. Here, students can learn about broadcasting, journalism, public relations and communication.
Minor in Communication
Students take three required classes, which can include a course in electronic media, and choose nine credits of elective courses. Electives relevant to broadcasting include voice improvement methods, announcing techniques and television direction. Students can get hands-on experience in radio or video production through a practical training course.
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Communication
Students can learn relevant broadcasting techniques by choosing the electronic media concentration for this program. Some of the concentration classes cover electronic media writing, audio production and video production. Additionally, students can choose nine credits of electives and an applied learning class in radio, television or journalism.
One of the college's at Butler University is the College of Communication. It's here that students can find the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism, which enrolls about 150 students. All students in this school complete internships prior to graduating.
Minor in Journalism
Students can learn some core broadcasting techniques in this 18-credit program through classes like broadcast writing and broadcast journalism. Students may also learn about converged media platforms and writing for print publications.
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
To earn this degree, students must complete a total of 126 credits. The program is designed to prepare students to work as multimedia journalists. Students can acquire skills in writing and editing for broadcast media and reporting for television. Students may learn to operate audio and video equipment and produce televised news features.
About 20 miles outside of Indianapolis in Franklin, IN, Franklin College has a bachelor's program in journalism with a broadcast journalism concentration.