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Digital Media
Major in Digital Media: Broadcast and Electronic Media

The Broadcast and Electronic Media degree prepares students for entry level work as a media producer. This degree focuses on creating regular TV programming, writing, and producing video. Hands-on courses provide training in camera operation, news reporting, video editing and on-air talent, including voiceover and on-camera announcing.

CSM’s Broadcast and Electronic Media program is helping to train the next generation of media makers, equipping them with technical skills, an ethical conscience, and an understanding of how media affects society. This 21st century program prepares students for a career in broadcasting through professional hands-on training. Students in Broadcast and Electronic Media can choose from three A.A. Degrees and four Certificates of Specialization, earn transfer credits, or just build their career skills. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of possible career choices within the broadcasting industry: TV and video producing, directing, lighting, camera operation (in the studio and field), video editing, scriptwriting, on-air talent, audio recording and mixing, and radio programming. Students can expect rigorous training and real world projects. TV training takes place in CSM’s state-of-the-art TV studio, which is located inside a full-time broadcast station, KCSM-TV. Some classes produce programming that is broadcast on KCSM, so students work on TV shows that will air in a top-ten media market. Students enrolled in radio production will produce programming for a web-based college radio station.

Major requirements: 18 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

DGME 100 Media in Society 3.0 units
DGME 101 Writing Across the Media 3.0 units
DGME 112 TV Studio Production 3.0 units
DGME 113 Digital Video Production 3.0 units
DGME 118 Digital Audio Production 3.0 units
DGME 128 On-Air Talent 3.0 units