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Division of Communication & Creative Media 
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Emergent Media Center 

Calling all YouTubers…

This major gives you the tools to work in television, radio, and for independent production companies. Learn by doing in our digital editing suites, computer labs, and audio studios, as well as in the field. Multiple internship opportunities help you build all the skills you need to uncover, explain, and produce stories that capture the hearts and minds of audiences.

You’ll explore media production across a wide range of emerging digital media channels as well as traditional broadcast platforms like television and radio.

What Is Broadcast Media Production?

Broadcast media studies means learning audio and video creation across channels and platforms for all audiences. Broadcast media producers communicate everything from news and information to entertainment and art, using audio and video technologies in creative ways. If you’re excited to explore what makes a podcast pop, take our mobile studio reproduction equipment out for a spin. Work with real clients and graduate with a striking resume that highlights your professional, client-based work. We invite you to create with us at Champlain.

Why Study it at Champlain?

Champlain’s Bachelor of Science program in Broadcast Media Production gives students the tools and experience to excel in a rapidly changing landscape. Like all of Champlain’s academic programs, Broadcast Media Production is grounded in hands-on learning—like covering stories in the local community that you’ll broadcast live, on-air —that puts you at the center of your studies.

This distinctive program blends storytelling skills with technical production. This means you’ll develop your narrative know-how and understanding of the production process and have the technical capabilities to put those skills to work. You’ll have access to a rental house of equipment that includes a series of Canon cameras for broadcast students, such as the XF 705, XF 300 and XF 200, mobile multi-camera studio system through which we can make a TV show and broadcast live in our studio or anywhere in the field, an internet-based radio station, a sound studio for sonic arts/audio production, and a state-of-the art production studio for classes.

You’ll have the support of industry-expert faculty and career counselors who show you the ropes and open opportunities for you to launch your career. The program includes a required internship during your time at Champlain to expand learning beyond the classroom and build professional experience. Every year, Broadcast Media Production majors can gain valuable experience participating in national and regional competitions – frequently winning awards and recognition in the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmy’s!) and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Because of the dynamic nature and breadth of the broadcast media production field, the program includes your choice from one of two optional concentrations to begin narrowing your area of study. They are:

  • Motion Graphics: This concentration will teach you the entire motion graphics process from conception to completion.
  • Sonic Arts: This concentration will introduce you to the world of electronic sound design, allowing you to create and construct original film, game, and streaming media scores.
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Different By Design

On-Air Ready

With extensive hands-on practice embedded into the curriculum, you’ll be putting your skills into practice and producing work in the community with our mobile studio production equipment.

Skills for the Marketplace

You will work with real clients on projects beginning in your sophomore year and will complete your studies with a year-long documentary project during senior year.

Tell Stories, Right Away

Before you graduate, your work will be broadcast and streamed to real listeners and viewers.


of Broadcast Media Production majors in the Class of 2023 were employed within six months of graduation. That’s success you can see.


According to Glassdoor.com, broadcasting professionals earn competitive salaries, reflecting the high demand for their specialized skills.

Top School

Champlain College’s Broadcast Media Production major ranked 13th out of 100 top schools for best documentary filmmaking according to the Broadcast Education Association.

Sample Courses in the Broadcast Media Production Major

Our Broadcast Media Production curriculum is designed to help you understand a wide range of broadcast media, technical skills, and narrative techniques. You’ll develop a strong foundation in production methods, and be able to tailor your learning through customizable electives and concentration courses. Check out some of the hands-on courses offered in the program.


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Career Success

Broadcast Media Production graduates can obtain a variety of professions. Within six months of graduation, 100% of Broadcast Media graduates from the class of 2023 were employed in relevant careers.

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By the time you graduate, you will…

  • Write effectively for broadcast media as well as other forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions and audiences they serve.
  • Demonstrate competency in shooting and editing video in the field and studio, using professional-level equipment and non-linear editing systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in recording and editing for audio productions.
  • Produce sophisticated deliverables for clients in a variety of areas, namely: corporate/industrial, informational/educational, and commercial/promotional. 
  • Demonstrate competency as a producer by organizing the editorial flow and technical content of a cohesive television, web or radio program. 

You’ll Find a Career In…

  • Social media content creation 
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Media specialism
  • Direction and production of multi-camera television productions
  • Audio engineering
  • Sonic arts
  • Motion graphics
  • Student mixing audio using professional equipment
    Pre-College Summer Program: Audio Engineering, Sound Design & Music Academy

    The Audio Engineering, Sound Design & Music Academy is an intensive residential program that focuses highly specialized skills that are in demand for today’s music industry, as well as a variety of other media industries such as film, broadcasting, and online media.

    This program is for students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates.


    Learn More on the Pre-College Summer Program Website

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