- Broadcasting (B.A.)
Considering a career in television or radio? 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, video production and more. We also encourage students to hone their skills on campus through The Pulse, Messiah's media hub that takes an integrated, multi-platform approach to news reporting on campus and incorporates all student-run media outlets.
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 The Pulse.
- 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) equipment and review-room quality Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system.
- 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.
- Earn a membership to Zeta Psi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, honor society of the National Communication Association.
Graduates of this major have gone on to become radio and television production assistants, reporters and producers.
|Department of Communication|
|Learn more about this department
|Numerous internships available locally in public relations, broadcasting, marketing, journalism and film.|
|Instructional facilities include Parmer Cinema, which features state-of-the-art projection equipment and review-room quality surround sound.|
|Messiah's student newspaper, yearbook, television and radio station have been brought together into a multimedia setting- The Pulse: Messiah College Media Hub addresses the changing landscape of the journalism field.|
|Digital editing labs|
|Professional equipment and space, including broadcast quality microphones, digital audio recorder, HD cinema and DLSR camera, a soundproof booth and green screen studio.
|Study with a professor who is also a part-time sports anchor; one who regularly publishes and present research through the Society for Cinema and Media Scholars; or another who has served as a communication consultant.|