Broadcasting Program Overview
The Broadcasting program in Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) prepares students for careers in radio, television and film as on-air performers, writers, producers, and directors. Broadcasting graduates might also pursue careers as specialists in promotion, public affairs, sales and marketing, management, production engineering, advertising, and public information.
WCAS Studios - Streaming Live
Broadcasting majors declare under Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) and take a selection of core courses while choosing from a wide variety of electives to complete the 42 hours required for this major. Specialized classes cover writing for broadcast, studio television production, audio production, radio station operation, advanced digital video production, performance for broadcast, broadcast management, effect of electronic media, television criticism, cinema as communication, along with an intensive internship program with area radio and television stations, administered in cooperation with MSU Denver's Applied Learning Center.
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Our department's own streaming radio station WCAS Radio gives broadcast students a real-world learning laboratory, where they practice on-air skills and learn the basics of automated broadcast scheduling and programming. Our advanced computer labs in Central Classroom building support script writing, audio production and digital video editing, with a 24-station lab in CN-313 and a ten-station audio recording lab in CN-108.
Students also gain practical broadcast experience in cooperation with the Office of Student Media at MSU Denver, working on The Met Report, MSU Denver's weekly television newscast, Met Sports which covers many of MSU Denver's athletic events, and KMet Radio, which broadcasts from studios in the Tivoli Student Union.
Check out the Met Report promotion video below!
Our students produce professional quality news reports.
Check out these videos by broadcast student Erik Gallion:
The video news report produced during a summer internship
Denver News Stroy 2013 For the Met Report
Working in cooperation with Carl Meese of the Auraria Higher Education Center and the AHEC Sustainability Office, our department's WCAS Radio now sponsors current campus temperature, wind, humidity, rain and barometric pressure information through this Internet site. Campus weather data is constantly updated and comes directly from AHEC's weather sensing station near the CCD Confluence Building and Ninth Street Historic Park.
WCAS Radio, working with the Dean's office in the College of Language, Arts & Sciences, funded the technology needed to push this weather station's data out as a link on the World Wide Web. Previously, our on-air radio production students only had access official NWS readings coming from Denver International Airport. Now, we report weather conditions just one block from our studios in Central Classroom 108 at the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU Denver.