The mission of the Radio and Television program is to prepare students for opportunities in electronic media production, programming and “on-air” broadcasting, script-writing, directing, and film techniques. In addition to a variety of courses in social sciences, English, and other LAC courses, the program stresses the skills that will help prepare Radio and Television students in their careers. Introductory and advanced instruction in audio and video techniques are supported by hands-on experiences in our well-equipped Antoine Choueiri Radio and TV studios.
Program Educational Objectives
The program will prepare students to:
- 1.Lead a productive career in the various areas of the field;
- 2.Apply the theoretical, practical, and technical skills in radio, television and film in the industries;
- 3.Employ creative talents and innovative skills in their chosen field;
- 4.Act ethically as media professionals; and
- 5.Pursue graduate studies in radio, television, and film research.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students should be able to:
- 1.Demonstrate knowledge of television and film creation and production as a craft and as a collaborative process;
- 2.Analyze and interpret audio-visual content through the perspectives of various theoretical frameworks;
- 3.Use written, oral, and visual communication skills to communicate information and ideas;
- 4.Acquire in-depth knowledge of the world film industry;
- 5.Recognize how media can be used as a tool to promote public engagement in current issues;
- 6.Produce media productions including directing, cinematography, editing, lighting, and sound; and
- 7.Evaluate the power and effectiveness of communication technologies and its ability to function as agents of social change.
Students pursuing this major must complete a total of 103 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 / 4.0 in their major requirements. The program culminates in a senior project that incorporates the skills acquired during the years spent at NDU. A “C” grade and above on this project is required for graduation. The 103 credits are divided as follows: