Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

Get hands-on experiance producing live, televised news and prepare for a career in the industry with UNT.
This certificate is designed to provide students with solid hands-on academic and professional experience gathering, discussing, managing and producing a nightly half-hour live newscast. The required courses provide the foundation for professional judgment, thinking, and management needed in electronic news media whether associated with television, radio, or the Internet.

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Why Earn a Television News Producing Certificate?

Students learn the essential skills and knowledge needed for both creative and physical producing. Careers include setting up and operating audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings, and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

Television News Producing Certificate Highlights

We're an institutional member of the Broadcast Education Association, Texas Association of Broadcast Educators and the University Film and Video Association. These organizations provide our faculty members with additional perspectives on current topics.
The Media Arts Department supports students seeking internships with industry contacts that are actively hiring.
You can further hone your skills by working at our 100,000-watt radio station (KNTU-FM) or cable television station (ntTV).
Students' work has earned Lone Star Emmys, Telly Awards and honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, the regional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.
Our students annually compete in international and national film festivals and student competitions. Their work has screened at the Dallas International Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France and the Student Academy Award Regional finalist screenings in Chicago.
Faculty members include internationally recognized scholars; media professionals with backgrounds in film production, news, broadcasting and social media; and award-winning documentary and narrative filmmakers. Their books are used in university courses throughout the world.

Television News Producing Certificate Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Media Arts Production (3 hrs)
Introduction to basic techniques. Audio, television (studio and location) and single-camera video and film methods are investigated. Includes production exercises and experiments.
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.
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.
Television News Producing (3 hrs)
Theory and practice of producing television newscasts in a station environment. Provides basic TV news management, content design and development for broadcast, and exposure to other media career paths.
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 video, mini-docs and other digital content for cross-platform distribution.
Digital Media Writing (3 hrs)
Emphasis on formats, styles, and how to research content/material. Introduction to converged broadcast information writing with emphasis in talk magazine, sports, long-form documentary and news formats.

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