Broadcasting

Broadcasting Students call a Nebraska football game from the press box

BROADCASTING

With a broadcasting major, you'll have fun preparing for an exciting industry where you can rub shoulders with politicians, sports figures and celebrities. You’ll help produce a live TV newscast or a variety TV show. You’ll get the chance to work on KRNU, the college’s radio station, whether it’s broadcasting Husker games, reporting news or doing entertainment. You’ll also be able to get involved with special opportunities like these:

  • HuskerVision, the Athletic Department’s broadcast unit
  • Big Ten Network broadcasts
  • Hearst Journalism competition
  • Public television and radio
What classes will you take? 4-Year Plan for BRDC Majors

A FEW PLACES OUR STUDENTS GO:

Our recent graduates have successful careers at major news and production media companies, non-profit organizations, small businesses, startups and government agencies – all over the world.

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Study with faculty who have significant professional experience and a vast network of industry contacts. Select “Broadcasting” as your major on the undergraduate application.

News Track 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
JOMC 101 Principles of Mass Media 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
JOMC 100 1 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
JOMC 160 Visual Production: Photography and Videography 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
2nd ACE 5 3 cr
2nd ACE 6 3 cr
Elective (outside CoJMC) 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
JOUR 202 Reporting I 3 cr
2nd ACE 2 3 cr
2nd ACE 4 (with lab) 4 cr
Foreign Language 101 level in NEW language 5 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Foreign Language 102 level in NEW language 5 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
2nd ACE 3 3 cr
Elective (outside CoJMC) 1 cr
BRDC 370 or 369 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CoJMC Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Elective (outside CoJMC) 3 cr
BRDC 369 or 370 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
2nd ACE 2 3 cr
CoJMC Elective 3 cr
2nd ACE 7 3 cr
JOUR 304 3 cr
JOMC 486 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Elective (in major or general elective) 3 cr
BRDC 472 6 cr
General Elective 3 cr
2nd ACE 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CoJMC Elective 3 cr
Elective (outside CoJMC) 3 cr
Elective (in major or general elective) 3 cr
General Elective 2 cr
JOMC 487 (2nd ACE 8) 3 cr
JOMC 98 0 cr
Total Credits 14

Production Track 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
JOMC 101 Principles of Mass Media 3 cr
JOMC 160 Visual Production: Photography and Videography 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
General Elective 1 cr
JOMC 100 1 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 6 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
JOMC 161 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
BRDC 227 Principles of Audio Production 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
Language Requirement 201 level 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
BRDC 228 Television Production 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Language Requirement 202 level 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
BRDC 359 Cinematography-Videography 3 cr
2nd ACE 6 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 (with lab) 4 cr
JOMC 486 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
BRDC 360 Broadcast Writing 3 cr
COJMC Elective 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
2nd ACE 7 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
2nd ACE 9 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
2nd ACE 3 3 cr
BRDC 462 6 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
COJMC Elective 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
2nd ACE 5 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
JOMC 487 (2nd ACE 8) 3 cr
JOMC 98 0 cr
Total Credits 15
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.