Broadcasting Schools near Louisville
The immediate Louisville, Kentucky, area does not have any colleges or universities that offer broadcasting degrees or courses. However, there are schools in nearby areas that offer relevant training options. This article highlights the coursework requirements for the programs at three colleges and includes a table of facts that allows for easy comparison of the institutions. Some details on a couple of other schools are provided as well.
- Located 87 miles away from central Louisville, in Indiana, Franklin is a not-for-profit, private college that offers a multimedia journalism major.
- Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, has media communication bachelor's degrees with different specializations. The campus is situated around 66 miles from downtown Louisville.
- Based out of Highland Heights, Northern Kentucky University is about 88 miles from Louisville's downtown area and offers a bachelor's degree in electronic media and broadcasting.
Comparison of Schools
The settings surrounding the profiled schools' campuses are quite different -- and so are the tuition costs. To learn more about these and other facts for each institution, take a look at this table.
|Franklin College||Asbury University||Northern Kentucky University|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit||4-year, private not-for-profit||4-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||1,034*||1,990*||14,456*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Fringe town||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$30,920*||$29,500*||$9,744, in-state; $19,104, out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||100%*||99%*||96%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||78%*||70%*||90%*|
|Retention Rate (Fall 2016-Fall 2017; Full-Time Students)||75%*||85%*||73%*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2011)||62%*||69%*||40%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
Laboratory courses through the multimedia journalism major at Franklin College are limited to 18 students. Students are encouraged to work on projects in areas like helping local television stations with political debates and the creation of video documentaries. This school is affiliated with the American Baptist Church.
Multimedia Journalism Bachelor's Degree
In this program, students will explore journalism concepts associated with newspapers, radio stations and television. Topics that will be covered include graphic design, videography, research and editing and ethics. The program also promotes internships with local, national and international news organizations.
The Communication Arts Department at Asbury aims to provide a professional, responsible and ethical approach to the field of communications. The department offers five majors: communication, worship arts, theatre and cinema performance, media communication and journalism. The media communication major at Asbury University allows students to concentrate in a number of different areas, including film production, production design and entertainment management.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Communication - Performance
Performance is one of the seven concentrations available to Asbury students pursuing a bachelor's degree in media communication. This emphasis prepares students to deliver information in front of the camera. Students enroll in both news and acting courses and develop versatility, stage presence and the ability to think quickly on their feet while the camera is rolling. Many performance students join the staff of WACW or Newswatch, a weekly cable TV broadcast produced entirely by Asbury students.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Communication - Television and Video Production or Film Production
Media communication students concentrating on production learn how to edit audio and video footage and operate camera and sound equipment. Whether students choose the television and video production track or the film production track, they will get to experience all aspects of the production process.
Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky University's communication department is housed in the College of Informatics. The college offers the Center for Applied Informatics, in which students have the opportunity to work side-by-side local companies on innovative projects. The communications department combines classroom learning, project learning and theoretical research.
Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media and Broadcasting
In this bachelor's program, students will learn the foundation needed to create effective media. Coursework may include media literacy, broadcast announcing, multi-camera video production, media performance and interviewing. The program requires the completion of 55-61 credits plus an additional six in foundational classes for this major.
Broadcasting programs are also available at Western Kentucky University, located 94 miles from downtown Louisville, and at the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College, located 98 miles away in Blue Ash, Ohio.