Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Major

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Studies is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of radio and television programs, and related operations, under the supervision of broadcast and studio managers, directors, editors, and producers.

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Studies majors and degree programs will cover courses in sound, lighting, and camera operation and maintenance; power and feed control; studio operations; production preparation; broadcast engineering; related computer applications; and specialized applications such as news, entertainment, live talk, sports, commercials, and taping.

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Search for schools that offer a major in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "radio technology" or “television broadcasting technology” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Studies?

A major/degree in this field of study offers a variety of job opportunities.  The level at which you enter this career sector will depend on your level of formal education.  In addition, technical proficiency is required.  Technician positions exist in such areas as (but not limited to) camera operator, sound engineer, broadcast technician.  These positions run across the industry areas of education, government, public and private areas of business.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Studies:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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