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  • B.S. in Journalism and Media: Radio and Television Production

    Learn how to capture audiences through the power of radio and television
    Build your technical and non-technical skills through hands-on studio applications and internships with local media outlets.
    Degree:
    B.S.
    School:
    School of Liberal Arts
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry
    Credits:
    120

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Journalism and Media: Radio and Television Production B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits
Major Concentration: Media Studies 48 Credits
Open Electives 12 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Journalism and Media with a concentration in Radio and Television Production must complete:

  • MEDA 134 The Feature Article I
  • MEDA 145 Media in America
  • MEDA 399 Internship in Media Studies

Concentration Requirements:

  • MEDA 115 Fundamentals TV Production
  • MEDA 110 Radio Production I
  • or
  • MEDA 120 TV Studio Production

Additional Requirements

Students in this major must complete 15 credits selected from the following:

  • MEDA 110 Radio Production I
  • MEDA 120 TV Studio Production
  • MEDA 200 TV Performance
  • MEDA 201 Intrvw Technique Today's Media
  • MEDA 210 Advanced Radio Production
  • MEDA 215 Video Editing Workshop
  • MEDA 220 Advanced TV Production
  • MEDA 295 Topics in Media Studies
  • MEDA 303 Broadcast Journalism
  • MEDA 311 Radio News Writing/Production
  • MEDA 321 Television Field Production
  • SPCM 230 Speaking For Success

Students in this major must complete 12 credits in a concentration of Journalism and Media in conjunction with the program head and six credits in major electives (or major English courses numbered 200 or above).

There is an 18-credit residency requirement in the major of Journalism and Media.

What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1-800-MERCY NY to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
Are there jobs in this field?
Yes. Over 53 percent of the program's graduates got jobs immediately after graduation. These graduates work in both technical and non-technical positions at CNN, NY; Fox News, NY; Titan Sports, CT; WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL; RNN, NY; WNBC-TV News; WABC-TV; Family Channel; ESPN, NY and ESPN, Florida.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Is this field competitive?
Yes. That’s why we ensure you’ll be as prepared as you need to be. "Luck" happens when preparedness intersects with opportunity.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
Why should I choose Mercy College?
We’re one of the few four-year colleges in the region that offer a specialization in radio and television production. You’ll get the hands-on training you might not get elsewhere. Also, production courses are specialized, so you’ll become very knowledgeable with that application.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
Is this major offered at other campus locations?
No. Because of TV and radio studio costs, courses in Television and Radio Production are only offered at the Dobbs Ferry Campus. All general education courses, however, can be taken at any location.
Are internships available for college credit?
For Journalism and Radio and Television Production, they’re both available and required. For the Film/Culture concentration, they’re suggested, but not required.
Richard Medoff Associate Professor, Speech Communication
Michael Perrota Associate Professor, Media Studies
Louis Grasso Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Journalism and Media: Radio and Television Production Overview

The Media Studies program offers a specialization in Radio and Television Production, with a challenging course of study in technical and non-technical skills. It’s for students who work well in communal environments like sharing ideas to facilitate a creative experience. You’ll gain analytical, technical, and practical skills through academic course work, hands-on studio application, and internships with local media outlets. Graduates of the program are well equipped to compete in the broadcast marketplace.

If you want to broadcast to millions, Mercy can help you get there.

Journalism and Media: Radio and Television Production FAQS

How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1-800-MERCY NY to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
Meet Louis Grasso, Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Learn more about his story and explore Media Studies at Mercy College.

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Journalism and Media: Radio and Television Production Fast Facts

1. Production Facility

  • Multi camera television studio
  • Teleprompter capability
  • Two graphics generators
  • Tascam 48 channel audio mixing
  • Multi image display panel for directing
  • Ross Crosspoint video switcher
  • Professional lighting grid

2. Field Production

  • Panasonic Mini dv cameras
  • JVC Hi Definition cameras

3. Postproduction

  • Digital editing with professional editing software
  • Four edit bays

4. Radio Production

  • Professional 10 channel Arrakis radio console with desktop assisted editing
  • Multiplatform audio recording, MP3, CD, Cassette, hard disk

5. Academically qualified faculty with private sector experience

Career Opportunities

Representative career opportunities include: producer, camera operator, scriptwriter, technical director, graphics producer, video editor, production coordinator, video librarian, production manager, stage manager, post production manager, lighting director, facility manager, tape operator, radio announcer and audio mixer.