Electronic Media - Broadcasting

Electronic Media

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Electronic Media is a hands-on program that has professional staff media members from our University owned and operated radio and TV stations working alongside students to produce audio and video content for WVUB, WVUT, and the web. Specific skills needed for effective performance in the E-media industry are taught. Students work on on-air productions and will learn about this multiplatform media industry including internet, non-broadcast audio/video, and the social media including facebook, twitter, and allied fields. Freshman students will begin working with the state of art broadcast equipment during their first week of classes. WVUT-HD airs a live nightly 30 minute newscast with students working all of the on-air anchoring positions and as members of the production crew. The Nightly Newscast includes “live shots”. Students will also have an opportunity to work on video productions utilizing a camera jib and Steadicam. K-Now is an internet radio station that prepares students for an opportunity to be a radio announcer on WVUB, the Blazer, a 50,000 watt radio station broadcasting in HD and streaming on the web with two other channels including Jazz and Bilingue.

THE VU ADVANTAGE

Students may earn their Avid Media Composer Editing certification and Radio Advertising Bureau’s Radio Marketing Professional certification.

Vincennes University Electronic Media-Broadcasting students are involved in on-air and behind the scenes production in news, sports, public affairs, political debates, and radio announcing working with the Public Stations WVUB and WVUT.

EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL AND HISTORY OF SUCCESS

VU Graduates of Electronic Media are working at networks including Speed, ESPN, and CNN. Because of the hands-on training with modern HD digital equipment in audio and video production, graduates are working in many Indiana markets and throughout the country in news, sports, weather, sales, production, education, and radio announcing. An annual graduate bulletin is distributed in the spring with the graduate’s photo, resume, and goals statement. This is sent to four hundred prospective employers in hard copy and to over 1000 electronically via e-mail. The Electronic Media industry includes Radio, Television, Cable, Satellite, Internet, and Social Networks. Employers recognize the quality of VU graduates in this industry and its allied fields. Students graduate not only with a degree but also with an electronic portfolio to demonstrate their skills. Graduates from this program are trained to work in many different media areas. Their broad background with learned skills makes them ideal candidates for employment.

ELECTRONIC MEDIA FACILITIES – VU IS AN AVID LEARNING PARTNER

  • WVUT-HD 22.1 and WVUT SD 22.2 a PBS and CNN Affiliate Broadcasting in 1080i HD

  • Two Television Studios and a production facility in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center and the P.E. Complex on campus

  • The Blazer, WVUB 91.1, 50,000 watts broadcasting in HD 1, HD, 2, and HD 3

  • K-Now, an Internet Radio Station

  • Six Audio Production Studios

  • Two Student Computer Labs that include 16 server based Avid Media Composer work stations, After Effects, Photoshop, Adobe Audition, EZ News, Microsoft Office, Scripting and Storyboarding Software.

  • Seven JVC 700 Series field cameras recording on SD cards in 1080i with available LED Light Kits

  • Camera Jib, Steadicam, and a Live Camera Unit utilizing 3G and 4G Technology for live air remote insertion

Learn more about the courses required for this major.

For more information about this program, please contact Professor Jay Burks at 812.888.5360 or jburks@vinu.edu.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes