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Area of Study: Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Radio-Television-Film

The art and business of screen storytelling

The Radio-TV-Film Program prepares you for careers in the world of creative media. The associate of arts degree equips students with a transferable two-year education through immersive coursework in screen storytelling, creative digital production, and media studies. The program offers hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art production studio and labs, experienced faculty, guest experts, fields trips, and internships.

Skills You Gain

Students examine the principles, techniques, and trends in radio and television broadcasting, digital filmmaking, and other electronic media. You will gain practical experience in screenwriting, editing, and creative digital production.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Motion Picture Projectionists
11.16 Hourly Wage 41 Currently Employed
Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.
41 Motion Picture Projectionists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.32 % over the next four years.
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Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
21.47 Hourly Wage 765 Currently Employed
Set up, or set up and operate 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.
765 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.8 % over the next four years.
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Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
23.17 Hourly Wage 1817 Currently Employed
Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.
1817 Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.63 % over the next four years.
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Technical Directors/Managers
23.17 Hourly Wage 1817 Currently Employed
Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.
1817 Technical Directors/Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.63 % over the next four years.
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Radio and Television Announcers
21.31 Hourly Wage 178 Currently Employed
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
178 Radio and Television Announcers are employed. This number is expected to decrease by 9.55 % over the next four years.
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Public Address System and Other Announcers
15.71 Hourly Wage 262 Currently Employed
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
262 Public Address System and Other Announcers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.49 % over the next four years.
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Broadcast Technicians
14.37 Hourly Wage 164 Currently Employed
Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.
164 Broadcast Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 1.83 % over the next four years.
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Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
23.21 Hourly Wage 217 Currently Employed
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
217 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.06 % over the next four years.
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Broadcast News Analysts
35.87 Hourly Wage 29 Currently Employed
Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
29 Broadcast News Analysts are employed. This number is expected to increase by 3.45 % over the next four years.
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Film and Video Editors
26.47 Hourly Wage 286 Currently Employed
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
286 Film and Video Editors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 18.18 % over the next four years.
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