2013-2014 Catalog


Broadcast Journalism Minor

The minor in Broadcast Journalism allows students to be trained in the basics of both broadcast production and talent in the two core courses, and the three distribution courses will allow students, with careful advising from faculty, to emphasize in production or talent, resulting in creating a well-rounded student who is able to develop skills needed for post-Berea employment. The minor teaches skills in interviewing, journalism writing, video editing, lighting design, camera operation, audio design, acting for the camera (talent), voice and diction, staging, and broadcast directing, and develops critical thing and creative skills that can be applied in a variety of media fields (print and broadcast journalism, public relations, graphic design, etc. The minor in Broadcast Journalism requires a minimum of five (5) course credits, as follows:

Degree Requirements

Required Core Courses (2)

COM 211Broadcast Journalism I

1 Course Credit

COM 311Broadcast Journalism II

1 Course Credit

COM 211, COM 311 each offered in alternate years

Required Distribution Courses (3)

Three additional courses to be selected by the student with careful faculty advising from the lists below.

For students who may want to focus in production:

COM 203Persuasion

1 Course Credit

COM 312Mass Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 315Public Relations

1 Course Credit

COM 395/495

THR 135Film Production

1 Course Credit

THR 331Film Production: Documentary

1 Course Credit

TAD 180/TEC 180Graphic Com and Design

1 Course Credit

ENG 202

For students who may want to focus in talent:

THR 115Principles of Acting

1 Course Credit

THR 202Acting for Film

1 Course Credit

THR 227Voice and Diction

1 Course Credit

ENG 202

COM 312Mass Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 395/495

Requirements to Minor in Broadcast Journalism:

  • Students must interview with the Program Coordinator of COM
  • A “C” or higher is required in both COM 211 and 311 for successful completion of the minor
  • No more than 2 credits, including those gained from study abroad, can be transferred to meet minor requirements
  • Neither core course may be transferred