The Department of Radio-Television offers opportunities to launch exciting careers in electronic media, whether over the air, on cable or via the Web. You'll learn from faculty with significant professional experience, and you'll have access to some of the finest broadcast and multimedia studios and equipment at a university.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in radio and television broadcasting. Students studying in this area on the undergraduate level work toward the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Radio-Television. On the graduate level students work toward the Master of Science in Mass Communications Degree with a major in Radio-Television.
The undergraduate program in radio and television is designed to provide the practical and theoretical knowledge for those who would pursue careers in the radio-television industry and related fields (cable, corporate video, etc.). At the same time, the curriculum is designed to provide the necessary studies for those who plan graduate work in radio-television or mass communications. Arkansas State University is a member of the Broadcast Education Association, and the RTV program, as a part of the College of Communications, is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Real-World Application Opportunities
Housed in the Communications/Education complex the facilities include the studios of the University-owned radio station KASU (FM), television studios for ASU-TV, audio and video production facilities, multimedia and Web-production laboratories, computer labs, classrooms and offices. All students majoring in Radio-TV have the opportunity to work in some capacity at KASU and ASU-TV sometime prior to graduation as partial fulfillment of certain course requirements. In addition, advanced students in the Radio-TV Department are eligible to apply for paid positions on the ASU-TV Student Staff and on the KASU Basic Student Staff.
Modern, Professional Faciltiies
Both the radio and TV studios are well equipped with modern professional equipment. Department facilities also include four satellite earth stations for receiving audio and video feeds. The audio programming comes from National Public Radio, Public Radio International and independent public radio producers. A primary source of video programming is CNN Newsource for use in broadcast news classes and in conjunction with the daily cable newscast produced by advanced classes and for ASU-TV's cable television operation.