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Broadcast Journalism and Documentary

Chapman University

48 months
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56830 USD/year
56830 USD/year
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About

At the Broadcast Journalism and Documentary program offered by Chapman University you will develop your skills in documentary filmmaking, news reporting, and TV producing.

Overview

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 Study

Along 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

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    56830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28415 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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