We turn to the broadcast media for information, insight and entertainment. In times of crisis, television becomes our national gathering place. In times of normalcy, broadcast and new media can make us laugh, cause us to become sentimental, or inspire us to get involved in our communities.
Broadcast & New Media – a concentration in the Media Arts & Entertainment major – emphasizes production, programming and management involving television, cable, internet, radio, digital video and wireless communications. (Those interested in broadcast news should pursue the Journalism major.)
Elon's School of Communications combines strong content with an understanding of the technology that brings traditional and new media to vast audiences.
Broadcast & New Media students are prepared to launch creative and meaningful careers in roles such as video producers, directors, broadcast and cable managers, ratings researchers, videographers, web editors, and entertainment industry participants.
The Broadcast & New Media concentration in the Media Arts & Entertainment major requires 52 credit hours in the School of Communications, plus completion of GST 115 Public Speaking. Here is the curriculum for the Broadcast & New Media concentration:
COM 100 Communications in a Global Age (4)
COM 110 Media Writing (4)
COM 220 Digital Media Convergence (4)
COM 234 Broadcasting in the Public Interest (4)
COM 314 Writing for Broadcast and New Media (4)
COM 324 Television Production (4)
COM 381 Communications Internship (1-2)
COM 400 Media Law and Ethics (4)
COM 454 Producing for Broadcast and New Media (4)
COM 495 Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications (2)
At least one course selected from:
COM 360 Interactive Media (4)
COM 361 Media Management and Sales (4)
COM 362 Communication Research (4)
Choice of electives in the School of Communications to total at least 52 COM hours, including the option of pursuing an emphasis in writing, advertising, photojournalism, documentary, sports communications, audio recording or international communications.
Eight hours of COM electives are waived for any student completing a double major outside the School of Communications.