Coon Rapids, MN. Major: Television Production
The Broadcasting Sequence in the Department of Mass Communications at St. Cloud State University offers three emphases:
Broadcasting students learn the basic skills needed to work in television and radio while developing their own personal talents and styles as communicators.
As the electronic age of new media progresses and convergence of all forms of media platforms continue, the program provides extensive experiences in operating on air and online equipment that prepares our graduates for a variety of entry level positions.
Broadcasting graduates are sought for positions as videographer, photojournalist, video editor, videotape operator, webcaster, producer and director, audio technician, radio board operator and disc jockey.
Broadcasting graduates are also taught skills in digital media and new media online convergence methods using video photography, digital editing, lighting, news writing, copywriting, interview techniques, communication ethics and broadcast regulations.
Our students today become the leaders of tomorrow. KTTC-TV is one example. Back row left to right, Rachel Wick (anchor - alum) Jim Jorgenson (media consultant). Front row left to right, Steph Anderson (meteorologist - alum) Pat Lund (sports director - alum) and Rita Duda (promotions manager - alum).Television Production explores and examines the history, theory, aesthetics, ethics, methods and practices of modern television production.
Curriculum ranges from the film roots of television production to the planning and production of television news, sports, documentary, public affairs and entertainment programs for on air and online broadcast.
Course content includes professional management of the television production process from concept through program distribution, from on air to online.
Professional writing and production skills are emphasized throughout the television production process.
Our students apply what they learn to write and produce various convergent forms of television and online content.
The entire production process at St. Cloud State, from planning, through scripting, acquisition, production and editing, to distribution, uses digital platforms including convergence methods for new media.
"I can honestly say that a major reason I got my first job is because my boss knew what St. Cloud State graduates can do when they graduate-and I was ready to work."
Tom Halden '95, Fox9 News morning anchor, Minneapolis
Television Journalism focuses on new media news writing and production, the newsroom environment and historic journalistic traditions, imperatives, ethics and production.
Course content emphasizes critical knowledge about news reporting, writing, photography and editing, through on air and online production, sports reporting and news anchoring.
Students apply theories and practices to writing, reporting, shooting, editing and presenting a daily, professional television and on-line news show featuring reports of all kinds.
Our television production and journalism students operate, manage and staff all on air and online productions at UTVS (www.UTVS.com), a 24/7 television station providing television services to the St. Cloud State community and over 80,000 regional cable television subscribers.
“KVSC took me from being not confident at all to being way confident talking on the air.”
Aaron Neitzke ‘08
Wadena, MN. Major: Radio Broadcast
Radio provides our students with knowledge of the history and the development of digital radio broadcasting, from news, sports and entertainment programming to community and alternative radio services.
Curriculum offers students radio writing and audio production skills development as they create, produce and manage all aspects of modern radio programming of all kinds in digital audio production formats, and in live, on air work, including live online simulcast radio/television music and performance productions (www.KVSC.org).
Radio students staff and operate KVSC-FM 88.1 located on campus.
KVSC is a broadcast and webcast community-supported alternative radio station, featuring music and other programming alternatives to commercial radio.
Students gain experience in all aspects of radio station operation. Historic and contemporary programming is written, produced and featured by students.