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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting

Christian broadcast professionals can use the power of film, radio and television to spread God’s message far and wide. Even in secular broadcasting, a superior technical knowledge coupled with faithful Christian character can yield dramatic results. If you’re called to spread the Gospel in creative ways, with aesthetic flair and unshakable faith, Southeastern can give you the skills you’ll need. Choose between our Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science options — the BA if you plan to attend graduate school and the BS if you want to go directly into the field.Our broadcasting majors start working with equipment their freshman year, affording them hundreds of hours of hands-on training with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Throughout the program, you will learn how to write scripts, operate cameras and editing equipment and manage productions. And if you’re interested in film, you can study the industry for a semester in Los Angeles through our partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Your training will culminate with either a 300-hour internship working in a professional studio, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, or the fulfillment of a language requirement, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Broadcasting majors start their hands-on training from day one, gaining hundreds of hours of experience working with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Program Details

Sample Core Courses

  • Media Ethics (COMM 2122) — This course is an examination of moral and social conduct and decision-making in the world of media. Contemporary ethical issues in commercialism, journalism, and media expression will be examined in light of biblical principles.
  • Writing for the Mass Media (COMM 3333) — This course focuses on writing skills for the mass media, including print, broadcast, documentary, and online journalism as well as public relations and advertising. It includes instruction on interviewing, research, and copy editing for various media and story formats.
  • Mass Communication Theory (COMM 3533) — This course is an in-depth study of the development of the various theoretical approaches to understanding the impact and effects of mass communication on individuals, groups, and the culture as well as their practical applications within the media professions.
  • Communication Internship (COMM 4836) — This capstone experience involves supervised practical experience in theatre, publication, digital media, public relations, broadcasting, film, or a related communication field with professional organizations.