On the air
Can you picture yourself on the evening news? Hear yourself on the radio? You’ll get an opportunity to prepare for those careers with our broadcasting reporting major, which is one part strong academics, one part insight and one part hands-on experience. You’ll get started within our classes and then move outside into the professional world. In this program, internships are a must, and with so many AM, FM, television stations and production houses in and around Pittsburgh, they’re easy to find.
Classroom and extracurricular activities include commercial, news and script writing; producing, directing and editing for radio/TV; on-air performance skills; program scheduling and production; corporate broadcasting; announcing; and station promotions.
You can put your classroom learning to work by joining the staff of the award-winning, student-operated radio station, WPPJ (AM-670). Television majors can produce shows and other content for U-View, Point Park’s Student Broadcasting Network. And we encourage you to join Point Park's chapter of the National Broadcasting Society, a professional group that connects you with other students, local broadcast media, professional groups and reputable local broadcasters.
One of the most state-of-the-art production facilities in Western Pennsylvania is all yours, right here at Point Park. If you can dream it, you can produce it here because the Point Park University broadcast production facilities are capable of anything.
The 24-by-72 foot studio/sound stage has a 10-foot-high lighting grid, three Sony digital studio cameras (with teleprompters), a seamless two-wall hard cyclorama, a four-seat news desk with a painted backdrop mural of Pittsburgh's breathtaking skyline, a video/engineering control room equipped with tools for you to do anything, a live announcer's booth, a 40-channel audio board, routers that will patch any source into any destination, and a grommetted green-screen. The only part that's missing is you!
It's got everything you need to make your wildest dreams come to life. Be a part of the action, and your career in broadcasting will begin in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the broadcasting reporting program include:
- Broadcast Announcing
- Broadcast News Writing
- Broadcast Writing and Editing
- On Camera Performance
- Radio Production
- Television Programming and Sales
- Video Production and Editing
With a B.A. degree in broadcasting reporting, you will have the opportunity to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
- News writer or reporter
- Producer or assistant producer
- Radio show host
- Sports announcer