- Broadcasting (B.A.)
Considering a career in television, radio, public relations, or journalism? Then you’ll want to take advantage of the hands-on broadcasting opportunities at Messiah College.
As a graduate of Messiah College’s broadcasting program, you’ll have become a successful communicator—someone who doesn’t simply convey a message, but relates the message in a compelling and confident way.
Messiah’s broadcast students enjoy several distinct advantages. First, our close proximity to Harrisburg, the state capital, provides numerous internship opportunities in television, radio, film, journalism, public relations, government, and more. There’s also our Philadelphia campus at Temple University, where you’ll have the opportunity to live, learn, and work in a major cultural and urban center. We also encourage broadcasting students to study abroad in places like Greece, England, Russia, and even Martha’s Vineyard.
The broadcasting major also provides foundational knowledge for serious media study. The most unique aspect about this major at Messiah is that it is studied through the eyes of a Christian scholar, allowing you to integrate your faith in the exciting field of communication.
As a broadcasting major at Messiah College, you’ll be able to:
- Enhance your portfolio by writing for the student newspaper or yearbook, which are part of the department multi-platform media lab.
- Study at the Messiah College Philadelphia campus where you’ll take classes in conjunction with Temple University and have various opportunities for internships in the city.
- Take courses ranging from radio news reporting to advanced broadcast journalism, to race and racism in the news.
- Have direct access to one of the premier cinemas on the East Coast. Our on-campus Parmer Cinema, designed in consultation with Boston Light and Sound, features state-of-the-art projection (two Kinoton 16/35mm film projectors and an LCD beam projector), sound, and digital editing equipment.
- Choose a double major or minor, study abroad, participate in cross-culturals, and gain hands-on practical experience.
- Gain experience in broadcast and radio by interning at the campus radio station.
- Explore topics such as news production, public speaking, writing for mass media, media history and message construction.
- Join the Messiah College chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA) or earn a membership to Zeta Psi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, honor society of the National Communication Association.