The Broadcasting major at Minot State University includes hands-on work in both radio and television, public relations and advertising, and print journalism, blending lecture and working classes that emphasize verbal and visual communication.
Our program is built on a strong core of liberal arts and foundational broadcasting courses. Using this core as a starting point, students may then specialize in one of three options:
- Public relations/advertising
- News writing and editorial work
- TV/radio production
There are more than 10,000 radio stations and 1,200 television stations in this country. Continuing expansion of stations and cable television outlets should keep the door open for increased job opportunities. Top positions in the field are highly competitive. Competition in major metropolitan areas is also keen. Entry level positions are more readily available in small cities and towns. Local stations and businesses work closely with the MSU Broadcasting program when looking for job candidates.
In addition to working in broadcast stations, there is also an expanding demand for production and writing skills in non-broadcast organizations. Private industry and government agencies are often involved in producing audio, video, websites or printed material. People with broadcasting experience would be qualified for these types of positions.
Our option in public relations and advertising also facilitates increasing demand for our majors in the job market. Internships are readily available in the Minot area for these majors ranging from public relations, marketing, and/or advertising.
Broadcasting majors are required to participate in faculty-student evaluation sessions designated by the faculty. Broadcasting majors are also required to present a full senior recital (COMM 492).
Many Minot State students work on a part-time basis in local broadcasting positions. In addition to such part-time positions, broadcasting majors are encouraged to do an on-site practicum in a professional setting (COMM 497). Typically, this course work is done during the student's final year of university studies.
The internship program involves 200+ hours of work in local businesses and industry, including broadcast facilities, public relations, and advertising. Over the years, graduates have said this is one of the most valuable parts of their education.
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences provides fundamental liberal arts education for all Minot State University students, giving them the knowledge, skills and values to help them think critically and creatively.
The College of Arts & Sciences is committed to comprehensive, holistic and interdisciplinary education. By integrating excellent teaching with scholarly and creative activity, we prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills they need to succeed in a diverse world.
Assistant Professor of Broadcasting
Phone: 701-858-3175 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3175