Broadcast Radio and TV Sequence

Broadcast student

A blend of a liberal arts degree and hands-on television lab and radio labs through the facilities
of campus TV UATV and campus radio KXUA. Students are prepared to enter the professional
news and production world, training as producers, reporters, videographers, anchors and

Upon graduation, broadcast students are able to walk into any television news production and
perform any task, whether it be running camera, anchoring, reporting or producing. The focus
is on news: on reporting, writing, shooting and editing.

Recent broadcast graduates work at ESPN, CNN and in major news markets.

Required courses for this sequence:

Course Title Course Number
JOUR 2032 / 2031L Broadcast News Reporting I
JOUR 3072 / 3071L Broadcast News Reporting II
JOUR 4863 / 4860L Television Reporting I
JOUR 4873 / 4860L Television Reporting II
JOUR 4893 TV News Producing
Four Electives Students are also required to take four electives

Recommended courses:

Course Number Course Title
JOUR 4883 / 4880L Advanced TV News Production

A graduate course is offered each spring, examining the television documentary.

Journalism Core Courses:

A minimum of 34 semester hours in journalism is required, including the following.

Course Number Course Title
JOUR 1023 Media and Society
JOUR 1033 Fundamentals of Journalism
JOUR 3633 Media Law
JOUR 4333 Ethics
JOUR 4981
(See advisor for enrollment)
Journalism Writing Requirement

A minimum grade of C is required in all journalism courses that serve as prerequisites for advanced journalism courses. In certain cases, a minimum grade of B is required. Students must select a sequence when they enter the department.


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School of Journalism and Strategic Media
University of Arkansas
205 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-3601
Fax: 479-575-4341
Larry Foley, Department Chair
Rob Wells, Graduate Coordinator