The Radio and Television program encompasses
the fields of broadcasting and cablecasting news,
radio, television, film, multimedia, and concert
productions, along with the expanding area of
industrial video applications. The field includes all
aspects of creation and production both behind and
in front of cameras and microphones on KSDS-FM
and the television production facilities through
theoretical and practical applications. The Radio and
Television Department seeks to prepare the student
for transfer to four-year institutions or employment in the field and facilitates training in television
production and performance.
The Radio and Television program offers five areas
of specialization: Radio; Radio and Television News;
Video/Film; Management/Sales; and Multimedia.
Certain core courses are central to each of these
areas. Prospective students are advised that
proficiency in English reading and writing skills is
necessary for successful participation in the field.
Students pursuing the Radio and Television News
specialty should take additional courses in social
sciences or political science. Students interested in
the Management/Sales specialization are advised
to take business courses as electives. The Radio and
Television Department offers “hands-on” experience
in all areas of the field. Through the use of the San
Diego City College radio station, KSDS-FM, 88.3, and
related facilities, students may focus on radio, news,
management, sales, performance and production.
The adjacent television production studio provides
state-of-the-art broadcast quality equipment and
facilities for training in production and performance.
Examples of employment options available in
entry level radio, television, and film production
after successful completion of the associate
degree program include: on-air-personality, radio
news reporter, radio and television program
writer/producer, television operations engineer,
news photographer, audio engineer, director
and videographer, and studio positions. Careers
which require four-year degrees in radio and
television include: motion picture writer/producer,
radio and television salesperson, manager, news
writer/reporter and news producer. Careers in
multimedia and industrial/instructional video
require an associate and often a four-year degree.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of one of the emphasis in
Radio/TV the student should be able to:
- Analyze media's impact on the public.
- Operate audio, video or film equipment
- Produce audio, video, film or multimedia projects.
- Direct or perform as voice or acting talent.