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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2019-2020 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  
 
  Mar 31, 2020
 
2019-2020 Bradford Campus Catalog

Broadcast Communications, BA


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Contact: Professor Jeffrey Guterman, Program Director and Chair of the Communication and the Arts Division

(Television and Radio)

The communications major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford prepares students for careers in radio and television, careers related to the electronic media, and for graduate study. The comprehensive program combines a liberal arts background with specialized instruction in radio and television communication.

The communications student explores media history, message design and production techniques, advertising strategies, theories of communication, and programming and management principles. The program provides production training in radio and television, using professional-quality digital equipment both in the studio and in the field. Students engage in a number of audio and video projects while learning to use the technology needed for assembling effective electronic messages.

Graduates of the communications program are prepared for positions in media production, on-air performance, advertising, sales, and programming. The program includes internship opportunities at local and regional television and radio stations.

Degree Requirements


Total credits required for the major: 39


Required minor*: 15-21


Note: Transfer students who have earned a previous degree, or Pitt-Bradford students with a second major, do not need to complete a minor.

General Education Program Requirements and Electives-Variable


(See General Education Program  and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

Please be advised


Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Suggested Course of Study


Credits: 30


Second Year


Credits: 29


Third Year


Credits: 29


Fourth Year


Credits: 28-40


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