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Mass Communication Radio-Television-Film Production, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Dover, DE, United States
Delaware State’s TV-Radio-Film Production program attracts a lot of attention on campus, thanks to the prominence of student-run station WDSU, also known as “The Hive.” On the air since 1978, WDSU gives students an extensive hands-on education in broadcasting and audio production. 

Overview

TV-Radio-Film Production majors develop a wide range of skills that translate directly to the workplace. These include

  • broadcast writing
  • sound production
  • radio station operations
  • news gathering and reporting
  • media research techniques
  • telecom management
  • media law and ethics

With the rise of the Internet and online broadcasting, the radio industry is changing. Our program emphasizes the online convergence of mass communications, preparing students for the jobs of the future. Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of the radio business, including technical production, on-air talent, and front office manageme

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Between their on-campus work at WDSU and their two off-campus internships, Delaware State graduates acquire hundreds of hours of direct experience behind the microphone and at the soundboard. In addition, our students can interact with professionals by getting involved in campus chapters of the Black Broadcasters Alliance, National Association of Black Journalists, and other organizations.

Some undergraduates from the Mass Communications department have participated in the McNair Program, winning research stipends and presenting their findings at national conferences. All Mass Communications students have the opportunity to present original research on campus every spring during Honors Day.

Courses include:

  • Media Management
  • Global Societies 
  • TV News Production
  • Digital Audio 
  • Documentary Production
  • Media Law and Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • English: 4 units Writing, Literature and Oral Communication
  • Mathematics: 3 units Courses must include Algebra I & II and Geometry or the equivalent (recommend a fourth higher math course)
  • History: 2 units One World History and one other History
  • Social Studies: 1 unit: Civics, American Government, Economics, Geography or Psychology 
  • Science: 3 units Courses with a laboratory. Must include one or more of the following: Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics
  • Foreign Language: 2 units Recommend within the same language. If within the same language, there must be course progression
  • Electives: 4 units May include any additional class from subject areas listed above or Art, Theatre/Drama, Music and/or Computer Science

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8452 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8452 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3934 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dover

  • 1000 - 1500 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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