B.F.A. in Broadcasting

The 129-credit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Broadcasting opens students to the world of digital radio, digital video, webcasting and multimedia.

This major prepares you for careers as varied as documentary producers, television writers, web video producers, news anchors, writers, radio broadcasters, or interview show hosts. Courses cover the technical and creative aspects of this field, including new technologies, audio and video editing, script writing, production news, talk shows, music and other show formats. You will not only work behind the scenes, writing scripts for broadcasts and operating television and radio equipment, but you may also practice your on-air skills through work at LIU Post’s TV and radio stations, PTV and WCWP. LIU Post students intern at some of the nation’s top organizations, including MTV Networks, NBC TV, Z100, WBAB, WFAN Radio, CBS-tv and News 12 Long Island. To view our complete guide to resources for broadcast media majors, click on the Facilities & Resources link to your left.

Admission Requirements
  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 grade point average or 82 to 85) and an average SAT of 1000 (Math & Critical Reading combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

Core Requirements
In addition to all major requirements, students pursuing the B.F.A. in Broadcasting must satisfy all core curriculum requirements as follows:
POST 101 1 credit
First-Year Composition 6 credits
Economics/Political Science 6 credits
Fine Arts 3 credits (excluding CMA 9)
History/Philosophy 6 credits(in one area)
Laboratory Science 4 credits
Language/Literature 6 credits
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
Competencies Computer, Library, Oral
For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of this bulletin.

Major Requirements
Required Media Arts Core
BDST 11 Production Essentials: Audio 3.00
BDST 12 Production Essentials: Video 3.00
CMA 2 Mass Media in America 3.00
CMA 4 Media Literacy: Behind the Message 3.00
CMA 5 Writing in the Digital Age 3.00
CMA 10 Media Law and Ethics 3.00
Required Co-Related Course List 1
Choose one of the following:
ORC 1 Public Speaking 3.00
ORC 17 Speech in Organizations 3.00
Required Co-Related Course List 2
Choose one of the following:
ART 4 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3.00
ART 30 Communications Photography 3.00
CGPH 16 Digital Imaging 3.00
Required Broadcasting Courses
BDST 4 Digital Audio Production 3.00
BDST 5 Radio and Television Speech 3.00
BDST 6 Intermediate Television Production: Studio 3.00
BDST 17 Writing for TV and Radio 3.00
BDST 25 Intermediate television Production: Field 3.00
BDST 34 Advanced Digital Audio Production 3.00
BDST 46 Video for the Web 3.00
BDST 54 Creating the Television Newscast 3.00
BDST 57 Advanced Digital Editing 3.00
JOU 3 Basic Reporting 3.00
JOU 56 Television Newsgathering 3.00
Required co-related courses List 3. Choose 1
BDST 27 Applied Television 3.00
BDST 28 Applied Television 3.00
Required Co-related list 4: Choose 1
BDST 63 Applied Radio 3.00
BDST 64 Applied Radio 3.00
Required Broadcasting Senior Research/Honors Tutorial
Choose one of the following:
BDST 91 Senior Research in Broadcasting* 3.00
BDST 385 Honors Tutorial 3.00
BDST 386 Honors Tutorial 3.00
Required Broadcasting Senior Project/Honors Thesis
Choose one of the following:
BDST 92 Senior Project & Portfolio 4.00
BDST 389 Honors Thesis 4.00
BDST 390 Honors Thesis 4.00
Elective Broadcasting Courses
Six credits from the following:
BDST 27 Applied Television 3.00
BDST 28 Applied Television 3.00
BDST 35 Advanced Studio Production 3.00
BDST 37 Voice-Overs and Narration Workshop 3.00
BDST 40 Topics in Electronic Media 3.00
BDST 44 Documentary Production Workshop 3.00
BDST 45 Producing Talk Shows 3.00
BDST 61 Applied Radio :Sportsdesk 3.00
BDST 52 Radio/TV Interviewing Techniques 3.00
BDST 56 Scriptwriter's Workshop 3.00
BDST 58 Television Station Management 3.00
BDST 63 Applied Radio News 3.00
BDST 64 Applied Radio News 3.00
BDST 65 Applied Radio: on-air 3.00
BDST 66 Applied Radio: Sprotsdesk 3.00
BDST 67 Applied Public Relations: Campus Media 3.00
BDST 87 Internship 3.00
BDST 88 Internship 3.00
BDST 89 Advanced Independent Study in Electronic Media 1.00
CMA 40 Topics in Media Arts 3.00
CMA 90 Careers in Communications 3.00
Electives: Courses that are not being used to satisfy major or core requirements.
Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 129 (128 for transfer students)
Minimum Liberal Arts Credits: 36
Minimum Major Credits: 76
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.50
Minimum Major GPA: 2.75


College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean

Moreen Mitchell, J.D.
Assistant Dean