Minors & Certificates
Digital Broadcast News
What is Digital Broadcast News?
This certificate provides undergraduate students with a specialty interest in broadcast news reporting and production fundamental knowledge and skills for entry into the profession as a newscast reporter, producer or technician.
Required Core Courses
Total of 18 credits. Important information: Students will take either EMED2001 or EMED2011 (yet to be created for non E-Media majors), not both. Students will take JOUR2020 or EMED3035, not both. Finally, Prerequisites are waived for students in Broadcast News Certificate for EMED3003.
|JOUR1030||Principles of American Journalism||3|
|JOUR2010C||Reporting and Writing||3|
|JOUR2020||Media Law & Ethics||3|
|EMED3003||News Writing and Production||3|
Student will need one of the following courses for 3 credit hours.
|EMED2006||Digital Audio Production||3|
|EMED3001||Single Camera Production||3|
|JOUR3010||Advanced Reporting: Topic||3|
|JOUR3060C||Business and Economic Reporting||3|
|JOUR4000C||Writing Across Media||3|
|EMED4003||Advanced Video Production||3|
|EMED4050||Independent Study||1 - 3|
|JOUR4080C||Practicum||1 - 3|
|JOUR5060||International Field Study in Journalism||1 - 3|
|JOUR6010||Independent Study||3 - 4|
|JOUR6070C||Media Bureau||3 - 4|
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Students in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-extensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.
This certificate is jointly run by the UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and the UC College Conservatory of Music and represents a multidisciplinary blend of approaches. It can be easily combined with any major or two other certificates or minors to create a bachelor of liberal arts major.
Freshman Admission Requirements
Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.
In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.
Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.
Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, then your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Digital Broadcast News
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West
McMicken Hall - 22B
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0174
Phone: (513) 556-0788
Jeffrey Blevins, Ph.D.