Broadcast Media Production Major Curriculum

The field of media production is changing rapidly, and our curriculum stays on top of these technological trends. 

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Broadcast Media Production classes beginning in your first semester. You'll be able to capitalize on this early learning by taking multiple internships and connecting with industry professionals sooner. Our curriculum also allows you to participate in a semester abroad and still graduate on time.

To learn more about the objectives of our Broadcast Media Production major, view the program learning outcomes.

Broadcast Media Production Curriculum 2020-2021


First Year

First Semester

Media & Society
(COM 120)

Audio Production
(BRD 130) or
Video Storytelling
(BRD 110)

Math elective
(MTH XXX)

Navigating Higher Education in a Global Context
(COR 101)

FYI: Reading, Writing, & ____
(COR 102)

Second Semester

Visual & Digital Fundamentals
(VCD 111)

Introduction to Marketing
(MKT 110)

Audio Production
(BRD 130) or
Video Storytelling
(BRD 110)

Navigating Your Information Landscape
(COR 103)

FYI: Making, Doing, & ____
(COR 104)


Second Year

First Semester

Production of Social Media
(BRD 230)

Broadcast Writing
(BRD 216) or
News Writing & Production
(BRD 218)

The Business of Music
(SON 165) or
Fundamentals of Digital Music
(SON 120) or
Form in Motion
(VCD 203) or
Web Design I
(VCD 206)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Second Semester

Video Field Production
(BRD 245)

Show Producing I
(BRD 250)

BRD/FLM/VCD/COM/MKT/SON/WRT elective

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose a 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Talk to your Advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your third year.


Third Year

In the third year, students must take COR 310, COR 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and COR 320 must be taken together, and the two COR 330 courses must be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Advanced Audio & Sound Design
(BRD 330)

Multi-Cam Production
(BRD 345)

Show Producing II
(BRD 350)

Professional Communication Practices
(COM 355)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Second Semester

BRD/FLM/VCD/MKT/SON/WRT elective

Natural science w/ lab
(SCI XXX)

General elective

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)


Fourth Year

First Semester

Communication & Creative Media Internship
(CCM 493)

Client-Based Production
(BRD 445) 

Legal Issues in Communication
(COM 365)

Media History: the Cultural Impact of Television 
(BRD 450)

General elective

Second Semester

Broadcast Media Production Capstone
(CCC 410 BRD)

Broadcast Management & Programming 
(BRD 410)

General elective

BRD/FLM/VCD/MCM/MKT/SON/WRT elective