SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting as well as a professional certificate in Radio Broadcasting.
Broadcasting is the practice of delivering audio and visual news and entertainment via mass media channels to a diverse audience; it is one of the largest sectors in the media industry and continues to evolve as a dynamic career path.
Students in the Radio Broadcasting certificate will learn to make radio impactful and exciting, taking specialized courses in digital audio production, radio station operation, broadcast writing and mass communication practices. Radio and Television Broadcasting is not only about learning communication skills but also teaches students the many skills required “behind the scene” for effective entertainment and information sharing over the air.
Those enrolled in the two-year degree will delve into the current trends and colorful history of radio and television, requiring students to learn how to write, shoot, edit and produce a variety of pieces from commercials to documentaries to news packages and more.
SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of field experience in live, on-air broadcast media, video and film production and new media distribution. Students have the unique opportunity to participate actively in real, on-air radio broadcasts through the college’s WGFR "The Revolution" FM radio station. The station can be found online at: www.wgfr.org
Further internship and operations experience programs are available that offer students real-world experience in running radio and TV stations first-hand.
CAREER & TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES
A career in radio and television broadcasting offers exciting work environments and opportunities to work in a variety of positions in the broadcasting such as:
- Television Production Assistant
- Sales Consultant
- On-Air Radio Talent
- Television Director
- Television Producer
- Public Relations Assistant
Upon graduation, students have the opportunity to continue their education and transfer to a bachelor degree program at highly respected four-year colleges and universities. There are multiple campuses to choose from including:
- SUNY Plattsburgh
- SUNY Oswego
- SUNY Oneonta
- SUNY Buffalo State
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
- Castleton State College
- College of St. Rose
- and many more