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On Campus
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Stay up-to-the-minute on the latest techniques for reporting news in the digital age with a Converged Broadcast Media degree.
Interested in television, radio and the web? Fascinated by emerging media technologies and what it means for television and radio news, information broadcasting and the world of electronic media? The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Converged Broadcast Media integrates a broad and thorough overview of the ever-changing electronic news media, with intermediate and advanced courses in writing and reporting for radio, television and the Internet; interviewing and performance; shooting and editing for television; television and radio news producing; news media analysis; electronic news management; plus classes in legal and ethical issues and covering cross-cultural communities.

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Why Earn a Converged Broadcast Media Degree?

In the Converged Broadcast Media program, you'll receive a comprehensive education in media convergence, broadcast television and their social media and internet components. In addition, you'll learn about live TV news broadcasting, live on-location production, sports, entertainment and political events coverage.

Our coursework examines a wide range of subjects such as:

  • Electronic news management
  • Interviewing and performance
  • News media analysis
  • Shooting and editing for television
  • Writing and reporting for radio, television and the internet

Electives offer opportunities for sports broadcasting, TV news production, directing and broadcast production, radio and television announcing, or videography.

While pursuing your degree, you can simultaneously earn a certificate in television news producing, electronic media management or Spanish language media.

Internships are required in this major and are heavily stressed in the department. Internships allow you to gain valuable work experience and earn academic credit. Internship opportunities abound due to the university's location within the North Texas region, which is ranked the nation's fifth-largest media market.

Marketable Skills
  • TV/radio/broadcast content creation
  • Understanding and engaging the audience
  • Applied digital content for broadcast and the web
  • Deadline-oriented decision-making
  • Management, sales, branding, and marketing


Converged Broadcast Media Degree Highlights

You'll have access to and gain experience with the same equipment and software tools used by industry professionals.
Our faculty members are internationally recognized scholars, seasoned media professionals and award-winning documentary producers. Their books are used in university courses throughout the world, and faculty-produced films and programs have aired on network television and at international media festivals.
Faculty members also work for and have been recognized by the Broadcast Education Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Television Academy Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists, among other national and international organizations.
You can hone your skills by working at one of our two award-winning student media outlets. Our 100,000-watt radio station (KNTU-FM) and cable television station (ntTV) have won awards on the local, state and national levels. Both media outlets have active websites staffed by our students.
Courses are designed to provide students with ample and unique opportunities to learn from and work with expert faculty members committed to preparing students for future careers in the media industry or academia.

What Can You Do With a Converged Broadcast Media Degree?

By pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Converged Broadcast Media at the University of North Texas, you'll be prepared for a career in television, radio and internet-based news operations at the local, national and international levels. Other career fields include:

  • Audience research
  • Corporate media
  • Creative services and marketing
  • Digital converged broadcast production
  • Documentary programming
  • Long-form broadcast storytelling, such as a news magazine show
  • Multichannel television
  • Video storytelling

Converged Broadcast Media Degree Courses You Could Take

Video Photography, Editing and Reporting for Digital Media (3 hrs)
Introduction to shooting, writing, editing and producing (both audio and video) skills targeting information programming including documentary, sports, magazine formats and news across multiple platforms and distribution modes.
Content Development for Digital Media (3 hrs)
Advanced production of news and informational content for radio, television and the Internet. Project-oriented curriculum giving advanced students experience creating podcasts, marketing videos, mini-docs and other digital content for cross-platform distribution.
Understanding Media Industries (3 hrs)
Introduction to the organization and function of the major media industries across societies, nations and time periods. Provides students with knowledge of how media industries operate, why they work as they do, and the broader theoretical and practical implications of media industry structure and function.
Writing for Television (3 hrs)
An introduction to creating and writing for half-hour and hour-long series through individual and collaborative TV writers’ room environments.
Teen Media (3 hrs)
A critical examination of various youth media and cultures in post-war America. The course addresses popular teen films and TV and considers how young people use, value, produce, and find meaning in media across different contexts.
Introduction to Broadcast, Cable and Internet Technology (3 hrs)
Introduction to the historical, programming, physical, legal, social, and economic aspects of broadcasting, cable, and internet technologies.

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