Want to work for ESPN, or CNN? How about reporting the red-carpet, producing for Dateline NBC or anchoring the news in San Diego or Los Angeles? Working on a documentary for HBO or hungry digital outlets? Perhaps touring the world as cameraperson or sound technician with AC/DC or Taylor Swift?
Are you ready to report the facts, provide insightful analysis or produce a documentary about an issue you’re passionate about?
You not only can hone the skills to do all of these things as a major in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary—our graduates, many of them recent, are already working at these very jobs.
Through Dodge College you will have unique opportunities to travel to the centers of the news business in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. as well as to explore the issues best captured in documentaries both locally, through our Community Voices program, and internationally, in countries in Africa, Asia and beyond.
Fan of BuzzFeed? Master of Twitter and Instagram? Colbert junkie? How about the late, lamented Newsroom? Do you see yourself as entrepreneurial, as the next great “preditor” (“producer” + “editor”), or backpack journalist? Then Dodge College wants you.
Using our four-camera, state-of-the-art, high definition television studio, industry-standard technology like iNews and Avid, digital cinema cameras like the Red One and Sony F65, and camera and sound packages dedicated to broadcast journalism and documentary field production, our students create and produce:
- A live weekly newscast
- Travel, wildlife, and social issue documentaries
- Reality pilots and sizzle reel
You'll StudyAlong with a broad liberal arts education, at the Broadcast Journalism and Documentary offered by Chapman University you’ll learn:
- The basics of production, including single and multi-camera shooting and directing, cinematography, editing and sound
- How to research and write for news or documentaries
- How to conduct effective interviews
- The financial and social/cultural aspects of television
- The historical development of news programming and documentary genres
- How to work in a studio environment as well as on location
- In Broadcast Journalism: How to investigate and create broadcast packages for breaking news, sports, and arts and entertainment
- In Documentary Production: How to develop, shoot and edit a quality documentary
- Students will demonstrate strong research, writing, reporting and storytelling skills that are appropriate to professional expectations in broadcast journalism or documentary filmmaking.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze current news and documentary market conditions and business models and then evaluate the marketability and viability of their skills and work within that market.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use technology and other craft areas – cinematography, videography, sound, editing – to enhance the stories they choose to pursue as they are developed from the script and interviews to complete, visually compelling narratives.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a professional, collaborative environment appropriate to broadcast news or documentary filmmaking, either on location or in the studio
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Broadcast News
- Introduction to Television Production: Studio Lab
- Editing I
- Introduction to Television Production: Location
- Introduction to Visual Storytelling
- Audio Techniques
- The Business of Television
- 48 months
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DisciplinesJournalism View 438 other Masters in Journalism in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete and submit The Common App and Chapman University Questions.
- Submit a Teacher Evaluation through via the Common App
- Submit official transcripts
- Submit the School Report form
- Pay the application fee or submit a Fee Waiver Request
- All international applicants must submit an International Supplement Form. This form is available after submitting your application.
International56830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
National56830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for Los Angeles
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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