Television and Radio, B.A.

School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts

Program Overview

When you major in television and radio, you will write, direct, produce, and create content for traditional forms of these platforms as well as streaming, podcasting, virtual reality, and multimedia. You’ll learn how and why media industries work the way they do and how media representations operate, and you will explore the ways in which you can make your own interventions in these cultural forms. Our students graduate with a portfolio of sample work, and many also work internships at major media companies in New York City.

Television and Radio, B.A.

Where You'll Go

A degree in television and radio prepares you to be a producer, writer, director, camera operator, editor, radio station manager, radio personality, podcaster, social media manager, public relations or advertising professional, or virtual reality or video game producer, and work in a variety of communication-related fields.

Major Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Major Requirements (36 Credits)

All of the following: Television, Radio & Emerging Media 1165, 2222W, 2265, 2420, 2616, 4430W.

Two of the following: Television, Radio & Emerging Media 3040, 3661, 3662, 3663, 3782, 3841, 3861, 3871, 3881, 3951.

Two of the following: Television, Radio & Emerging Media: 2160, 2221, 2615, 2726W, 3190, 3223, 3232, 3261, 3434, 3481, 3482, 3535, 3537, 3564, 3565, 3953.

One of the following: Television, Radio & Emerging Media 4561, 4728, 4782, 4824, 4827, 4850, 4862, 4881, 4925.

Six additional credits in Television, Radio & Emerging Media courses numbered 2000 and higher.

An additional nine credits of course work in any department of the students’ choosing (including Television, Radio & Emerging Media). Credits outside the Department of Television, Radio & Emerging Media must be approved by Television, Radio & Emerging Media Faculty. Students may count courses taken for a minor outside of the department for this requirement.

Students may not offer more than six credits for a baccalaureate degree from Television, Radio & Emerging Media 4175, 4176, 4177, 4578 and 4870.

The department chair may, with the approval of the chair of the department’s undergraduate curriculum committee, allow substitutions for one or more required classes consistent with the educational goals of the program.

All the required courses used to meet these degree requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

A student may not enroll for a third time in any course in which he or she has twice received a grade of C or lower or the administrative grades of W or WU. An exception may be made following written appeal to the department chair, but only if a student can establish changed circumstances that would permit satisfactory performance in the course.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and explain the connections between the historical development of media genres, technologies, industries, policies, audiences, and practices and contemporary media environments.
  • Recognize, explain, and practice ethical principles of communication that are grounded in self-reflection and critical thinking about one’s own cultural perspective.
  • Explain and assess how the aesthetic principles of visual, aural, and computational media are informed by the differing use and impact of content across media and platforms.
  • Use professional standards for writing, visual and aural communication in all assignments.
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and critically evaluate information from a range of sources in an ethical and civically responsible manner.
  • Work collaboratively to design and execute innovative analytic and expressive projects in a multiplicity of media forms.

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MJ Robinson, Associate Professor and Department Chair

304 Whitehead Hall
P: 718.951.5555

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

222 West Quad Center
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

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Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the television and radio B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • CBS News
  • Disney
  • ESPN
  • GraphicAudio
  • HBO
  • Lionsgate
  • Live Nation
  • Periscope
  • Sirius XM
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • WNYC

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