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 Program Overview

Learn On Set, With Top Broadcasters

Forget theoretical learning and textbook knowledge—our 8-month Radio & Television Broadcasting program teaches you what it’s like to work in the industry for real. Whether your focus is on “on-air” broadcasting or behind-the-scenes technical operations, we’ve got the tools to prepare you for success! Through our unique and comprehensive training, students will be taught on real studio sets and behind the scenes with technical operations – giving them all the tools they need to become successful professionals! Moreover, we provide specialized externship opportunities so you can train directly under experienced broadcasters from radio/TV stations, media companies, and even sports teams. Get ready for your ticket into the vast and wonderful realm of broadcasting!

Don’t miss out—jump into this amazing world of broadcasting today!

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REAL-World Media Studios 

Unleash Your Talents!

Unleash your talents in our unique laboratory settings! Our media studios and internet radio stations offer a variety of awe-inspiring environments for media production, from audio, video, and streaming media to podcasting. Plus, get the added bonus of real remotes and live events as you bring your creative visions alive with industry-relevant technology available at your fingertips.

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REAL-World “ACTIVATOR” Experiences

Gain Invaluable Experience!

Pursue powerful, real-world experiences with ACTIVATOR! With hands-on internship programs and exclusive media collaborations with local radio, TV, and production facilities across our seven-school network – you’ll gain invaluable real-world work experiences. Get ready for live remotes and exciting live production events that put your skills directly into action – all as part of the ACTIVATOR program. Welcome to a fantastic journey ahead!

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Real-Time Learning

Discover Your Creative Potential!

Our ACTIVATOR curriculum is a one-of-a-kind experience. Learning comes alive through our hands-on, project-based media production and entertainment courses! Our students get the support they need from professional mentors while working with industry-relevant tools and technology within fully equipped radio and TV studios and web-based computer labs. Immerse yourself in this journey to discover your creative potential – unlock it by taking part in our action-packed projects!

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REAL Media Pros

Learn From A Pro To Be A Pro!

If you’re looking to become a pro in the world of entertainment and broadcast media, look no further! REAL Media Pro Instructors have got your back. Our amazing team are proven professionals with serious experience – ranging from on-air radio personalities to local TV celebs, even social & digital content creators. So if it’s top-tier instruction that you need, these pros will be sure to work their magic so YOU can Be A Pro too!

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REAL-Life Career Prep

Graduate With A Head Start On Your Career!

Want to give your career a head start before graduating? Our Digital Media Production Program is the perfect way! You’ll gain essential technical skills, receive support in writing resumes and preparing for interviews, and access our incredible alumni network plus inspiring guest speakers at regular events – all designed to get you seen by prominent companies. To top it off, we also help create an impressive audition media package combined with a self-branded website so employers can tap into your talent straight away – don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

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Real Flexibility

Stay Ahead of the Curve-Advance Your Career Ambitions!

The Digital Media Production program is ideal for students who want a competitive edge in the cutting-edge media industry or those looking to stay relevant in an ever-changing media industry. With an emphasis on adaptability, this course can ensure you stay ahead of the curve and become ready for whatever possibilities come your way – whether it’s commandeering a variety of job roles or honing into one specific area that sparks joy within you! Don’t miss out: join us today and take your career ambitions full speed ahead.

Radio & Television Production Courses Overview

Become a force in the broadcast media industry! Earn your diploma from our Radio & TV Broadcasting program and acquire essential on-air performance skills as well as copywriting, news/sports writing, audio production capabilities plus more. Make sure you’re up to date with today’s broadcasting standards by studying control-room procedures and gain insight into broadcast management practices – all with one diploma!

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Introduction to Broadcasting

Want to make your voice heard?

This course is your launching pad into the exciting world of broadcasting! Get ready to explore a bit of history, enhance vocal development and reading skills, plus practice active listening & information processing. Plus, we’ll help you get job-ready with resume-building tips and essential interview advice so that when it comes time for an internship or employment, you’re #1 on their list!

So hop aboard this journey – there will be plenty of fun along the way as well as valuable knowledge gained about the field of broadcasting.

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Board Operation & Editing

Get ready to discover how audio and video editing techniques come together in this course!

This course offers a great introduction for learners who want to explore what goes into creating professional videos, radio broadcasts, and sound effects – you name it! From mastering fundamentals such as sound dynamics & microphone techniques all the way up to specialized tasks like video titling & compressing projects, students will be able ready themselves with knowledge specific to broadcasting industries. All that’s missing is your creativity – so let’s get started on producing some awesome content!

So join us as we unlock your Audio/Video Editing creativity today!

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Career Readiness

Want to take your professional prospects up a notch?

This course will give you just what you need. From crafting the perfect resume and cover letter for broadcast industry gigs, conquering job interviews like an ace, to finally putting together that show-stopping audio/video demo that employers won’t be able to resist – this program offers it all! So put on your ‘A game’ look and get ready for success because with this course – any dream job is within reach!

It’s time to maximize your potential and take control of your future.

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Radio Production

Who’s ready to make some noise?

In this course, students take a deep dive into the world of audio production! From writing copy for radio commercials that command attention to using music and sound effects to create an immersive experience—they study all elements involved in crafting effective ads. Plus, they explore digital editing techniques & learn about streaming systems so their productions can be broadcast on both traditional TV or Radio formats as well as digitally across various platforms. Who’s ready to make some noise?!

Ready? Let’s make some amazing radio ads!

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TV & Video Production

Get hands-on experience in television and video production!

If you’re looking for an exciting journey into the world of TV and video production, this course is exactly what you need! Learn about broadcasting industry terminology, gain hands-on application skills in a real studio setting as well as nonlinear digital editing. Become comfortable with control room equipment from cameras to teleprompters along with on-camera performance techniques so that your talent will no doubt shine through when selling yourself to both camera operators and viewers alike. Discover improvisation opportunities galore while receiving comprehensive training – all under one roof!

Don’t just watch from the sidelines; get your hands dirty on set!

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Entertainment & Media Production

Get ready to dive deep headfirst into the exciting world of TV and video production!

Students hone their storytelling, filming, audio engineering, and video editing prowess as they put all these talents to the test to complete stimulating projects within the world of entertainment broadcasting. This course teaches them how to direct music videos on location and seamlessly edit footage using non-linear tools! They also become masters in front of a green screen by adding motion effects into frames & layers along with titling graphics – all while honing unique VFXs for lower thirds! It doesn’t stop there either: content-researching skills are sharpened when prepping top-hour packages so that populating highlight clips becomes second nature!

Put your creative production know-how to the test!

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Digital Media Marketing & Ratings

Let’s learn how to promote and market like the pros!

 In this course, you will get an inside look at the sales and promotion techniques used by broadcast stations. You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of key terms that are essential for success in these departments – all while preparing yourself for entry-level roles in digital media marketing & ratings. Plus, there is even an opportunity to create promotional materials so you know what it takes from start to finish when selling products on air!

Get ready to craft your own powerful marketing ads that are sure to grab attention!

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TV News Reporting & Production

Get the scoop on TV news production with this engaging course!

TV News Reporting & Production offers an immersive experience where students get hands-on practice bringing a news report to life. Learn interviewing, “backpacking,” and how to produce amazing 30-second segments that pack plenty of punch! Put it all together in the collaborative capstone project – a full thirty-minute show complete with writing, producing, and on-camera talent. Students will also gain skills like performing techniques, directing crews for optimal angles, and lighting approaches for maximum drama! All within one engaging course– now that’s something worth reporting on!

It’s time for budding journalists to step up…the cameras are rolling!

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Radio News & Talk

Fancy yourself as a radio star?

If you’ve ever dreamed of hosting your own radio show, this in-depth course is for you! Learn the fundamental principles to craft a compelling program and become an expert at creating formatted clocks while mastering complex techniques such as segues, line commercial inserts, and time & temperature breaks. Plus, delve deeper with advanced Radio Personality Techniques that will have listeners tuning into their favorite DJ daily. On top of all that, gain valuable knowledge on how to record& upload podcasts easily – complete with proper tagging tools designed specifically for search engine optimization (SEO) management so more people can get find it quickly!  You can flex your creative and technical muscles by producing a four-hour live radio show. You’ll learn about elements of entertainment broadcasting like newscasts and promotions as well as essential skills for remote broadcasts such as using Comrex, UStreams, or LiveCasting from media websites, plus how to upload content to social networking sites.

So grab your mic: be prepared for some serious broadcasting fun!

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Audition Materials

Create comprehensive demo packages to showcase your talents and abilities!

 In this course, students of this program are transforming their talents into tangible assets, preparing to take the media world by storm! Refining key skills in radio, television, and web productions culminates with a launch-ready audition package that includes demo packages -complete with radio, television, and web media- that showcases their abilities as they prepare to enter the job market. Along with demonstrating a range of skills, students will also build an engaging website flooded with smart branding sure to capture any employer’s attention!

Polished to perfection, these audition materials will get you noticed!

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Future of Media Broadcasting

Have a front-row seat into tomorrow’s cutting-edge communication landscape!

In this course, we explore the ever-evolving world of broadcast media. We’ll take a look at traditional broadcasting and its relationship to history before delving into new opportunities like satellite radio and television, automation, AI technology advances, internet streaming services such as Netflix, on-demand programming options, and mobile technologies – all while empowering students with tools for strategically directing their own careers within this dynamic industry. 

Be prepared: Broadcast Media is sure to keep you on your toes!

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Internship Capstone

Looking to take your learning experience beyond the classroom?

With this unique internship opportunity, students can continue to bridge their theoretical education and apply it practically in a real-world setting. A carefully crafted plan provides them with experiences that will directly translate into success in today’s competitive broadcasting industry – they can hone their skills through hands-on practice at our industry-relevant studio and media production facilities or venture out further as interns at radio, television, or production organizations!

Unlock your potential with a hands-on internship experience!

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On Camera

From wardrobe and makeup, to how to stand and deliver content. Our program gives an overview of the techniques needed for successful on-camera delivery.

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Microphone

Whether it’s radio or television, proper mic technique is key. How you hold a microphone not only helps eliminate background noise, it assists you in disguising any verbal imperfections.

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Whether it’s radio or television, proper mic technique is key. How you hold a microphone not only helps eliminate background noise, it assists you in disguising any verbal imperfections.

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Web Content

Whether it’s radio or television, proper mic technique is key. How you hold a microphone not only helps eliminate background noise, it assists you in disguising any verbal imperfections.

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Each student creates and maintains their own website which also serves as a digital portfolio to house all their work created while attending the program.

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Each student creates and maintains their own website which also serves as a digital portfolio to house all their work created while attending the program.

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Promotions

How does a successful promotion increase a station’s listenership and viewership? Students learn how to think outside the box to come up creative ideas in a team atmosphere. Radio and Television Promotions can absolutely make or break an advertising campaign for a client.

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How does a successful promotion increase a station’s listenership and viewership? Students learn how to think outside the box to come up creative ideas in a team atmosphere. Radio and Television Promotions can absolutely make or break an advertising campaign for a client.

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Sales

Sales can be an exciting and monetarily rewarding career. Depending on the size of the market, many radio broadcasting professionals work in both a sales capacity and as an on-air talent.

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Sales can be an exciting and monetarily rewarding career. Depending on the size of the market, many radio broadcasting professionals work in both a sales capacity and as an on-air talent.

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Polish

Each student works one-on-one with a career services specialist from the time they begin the program and beyond graduation, to ensure they’ve created a solid resume, a flawless demo, and developed the interview skills needed to land their first industry job.

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Each student works one-on-one with a career services specialist from the time they begin the program and beyond graduation, to ensure they’ve created a solid resume, a flawless demo, and developed the interview skills needed to land their first industry job.

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“If you are thinking about a career in the broadcasting field, you definitely need to check out The Illinois Center for Broadcasting. It’s where Broadcasting Careers begin!”
-Summer Jackson | Segment Producer / On Air Talent WCIU-TV

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We’ll give you the tools you need, without all the fluff you don’t.

The Radio & TV Broadcasting program prepares students for the real world of broadcasting. Topics include:

Each of our Schools are located in cities with rich histories of broadcasting firsts. Learning about the successes of the past can lead to a better understanding of the current trends in the industry and what could be industry trends in the future.

Why does one market have an oldies station, while another may have multiple jazz formats? Understanding the needs of the community a station serves can also help you choose where you may want to relocate if the situation presents itself.

Every song, television show, or commercial airs at a specific time for a specific reason. Learning how to schedule for ratings is a valuable skill to acquire.

Why is your favorite Television or Radio Station on that Channel or Frequency? The difference between the strength of an AM station, and the reach of an FM station? Even if your career choice isn’t on the technical side, understanding the “science” of your industry could also give you an advantage during the interview process.

As with any industry, understanding the roles and responsibilities of each employee not only gives you a better idea of what jobs you’ll want to train for during the program, having this knowledge could give you another advantage during the interview process.

What exactly is the FCC? Why does a radio station have to have a legal ID at the top of every hour? Working in the media involves more than just operating the equipment. Students need to be aware of any legal ramifications of their actions during a broadcast or creating a promotion.

What is Pan? A Stop Set? An ADC? An Aircheck? It’s not just about learning how the technology works, a student must understand all the terminology that goes along with it. From day one, it’s critical students begin learning the language of their newly chosen career.

Time to Stop Thinking About It And Do Something

Take the first step toward achieving your dream career in the exciting field of media by applying to the Media Schools today. Our campuses offer financial assistance for those who qualify, as we firmly believe that career dreams should be attainable for everyone. If you have any questions about our programs or locations, simply contact our offices for more information. No matter your needs, we’ll help to ensure that you are capable of attaining the career you’ve been dreaming of!

Helping You Succeed in Radio & TV Broadcasting

Special features of the program and the Associated Internships:

What sets our program apart from any other is our goal of teaching via real-world experiences and hands-on technical training. Each of our schools has developed long-term externship opportunities with most, if not all, radio and television stations in our markets. We also work with industry-related companies and sports teams to make sure our students are able to apply for a multitude of externships for a fully-rounded educational experience. Each campus also offers radio broadcasting students the opportunity to work with our student-staffed radio and television stations.

Choosing a radio broadcasting school can be difficult, but we believe we have given you enough information about our exciting programs to help you make the right decision! Not all schools are created equal, and our approach is designed to train you in all aspects of broadcasting so that upon graduation, you have the wide range of skills needed to make a difference in radio broadcasting.

All it takes is 8 months of hard work and dedication to start your career in radio and television broadcasting. Our programs give you the skills employers want when they hire students from the best broadcasting school in the country.

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RADIO & TV TERMS

As one of the best broadcasting schools in America, it’s our job to teach you how to navigate the language of terminology you’ll need in your career

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Legalities of
Broadcast Media

From confidentiality agreements to protected sources, our broadcasting schools teach students how to keep their presentations and careers above board.

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Through Station
Organization

Getting into radio broadcasting requires knowing how stations are organized and who does what and when they do it.

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AM-FM Radio & TV
Station Positions

Our courses in broadcasting give you an opportunity to explore the many positions available until you find the right fit for your skills and career goals in radio and television broadcasting.

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Create a Program Log

Program logs are vital records and our broadcast media training programs will teach you how to keep them current and organized.

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Programming
Formats

Our broadcast media training within our radio broadcasting school will help you understand the evolution of programming and the formats you can use to reach the audience.

Icon Rocket Take a Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Radio & TV Broadcasting

Our courses in broadcasting give you a solid foundation in the past and a strong emphasis on the present so that you can influence the future following your broadcast media training.

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