TV and Radio Production

Iowa Central’s TV & Radio Production program provides hands-on training for a rewarding career in the TV and radio industry. From writing to announcing, sales to sports, digital production to programming, our program introduces students to the skills they need in order to succeed and stand out in the highly competitive field of broadcasting. Iowa Central is proud to possess its very own fully-licensed, 240-watt student run radio station, KICB.

This program offers an intense and practical blend of experience and knowledge by providing students with hands on learning of radio and video. Students will participate in radio and video programming of Triton sports and news, both on location and in our television or radio studios. Class projects include production for real life events and businesses with real world feedback as well as in lab training so the student is more prepared for the industry directly upon completion of the 2 year Associate in Applied Science Degree.

The program also includes a 240 hour practical internship. During this internship, students work at a professional TV or radio station, gaining valuable experience from working professionals and networking with industry leaders. Iowa Central students may also take advantage of part-time opportunities at one of the many professional radio stations and professional video production companies in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area allowing for even more experience.

Graduates of our program are prepared to write effective resumes and audition tapes needed to show their skillset to potential employers. They also gain valuable “real life” interviewing experience through mock interviews with industry leaders and real world feedback. Iowa Central students can also take advantage of our premier job placement services located on campus and on the web.

It is the goal of the Iowa Central Community College TV & Radio Production Program to train, graduate, and promote the highest quality broadcasters in the area.

Potential Job Titles

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  • Announcer
  • News Anchor
  • Producer
  • Sports Reporter
  • News Reporting
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Video Producer
  • Public Relations
  • General Manager
  • Promotions Director
  • Copywriting
  • Camera Operator

Course Schedule

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MKT-131 Social Media Marketing
3.0
MMS-145 Broadcast Writing
3.0
MMS-171 Audio Production
2.0
MMS-172 Video Production
2.0
MMS-120 Media Practices I
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Sciences/Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MMS-190 Broadcast Promotions
3.0
MMS-173 Advanced Audio Production
2.0
MMS-174 Advanced Video Production
2.0
MMS-154 TV and Radio Announcing
3.0
MMS-149 Sports Reporting
3.0
MMS-121 Media Practices II
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MMS-938 Broadcasting Field Experience
4.0
 
Total Hours: 4.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MMS-191 TV and Radio Production I
4.0
MMS-201 Media Practices III
3.0
JOU-121 News Gathering & Reporting
3.0
JOU-210 Media Law and Ethics
3.0
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MMS-241 Public Relations/Marketing
3.0
MMS-192 TV and Radio Production II
4.0
MMS-203 Media Practices IV
3.0
BUS-112 Business Math*
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
 
TV and Radio Production A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 68.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen.Ed. list for Applied Science an Technology.

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