Radio and Television Major

Radio and Television Studies is a program that focuses on the theories, methods, and techniques used to plan, produce, and distribute audio and video programs and messages.

Radio and Television majors and degree programs will include instruction in media aesthetics; planning, scheduling, and production; writing and editing; performing and directing; personnel and facilities management; marketing and distribution; media regulations, law, and policy; and principles of broadcast technology.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Radio and Television  (use the College Search feature and enter "radio and television ” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Communication Technologies/Technicians? Learn more on the Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Careers page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Radio and Television Studies?

With a major/degree in this field, it may be a good idea to secure a job as an assistant or receptionist even if this is not your career goal, just so that you can meet the right people to help you further your actual career in radio or TV.  A major/degree in this field typically prepares individuals to function as staff, producers, directors, and managers of radio and television shows and media organizations.  Career growth likely will depend on your level of formal education.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Radio and Television

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

Publications/Magazines in Radio and Television