Broadcast Production

The Department of Communication’s Broadcast Production major offers students the opportunity for advanced study and hands-on experience in the technical side of radio and television broadcasting. Students majoring in Broadcast Production learn core skills that all producers need to work in radio, television, and Web-based environments, and receive additional training to prepare them for new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for this dynamic field.

Our program is unique in comparison to other production programs throughout the state and region in that students receive close, one-on-one attention from professors and work with professional studio equipment during their very first semester of coursework. An important component of the Broadcast Production curriculum is four semesters of faculty-supervised experience at a real working television or radio station. At KENW, the PBS and National Public Radio affiliate located right here on ENMU’s campus, students run cameras, set up and take down sets, operate audio and video equipment, record and produce promos, edit programs for broadcast, and assist with a number of other production duties for programs such as Creative Living with Sheryl Borden (a nationally syndicated program that has been on the air since 1976), Sportslook, Cultura, and News 3 New Mexico. Additional opportunities exist at Hound Waves, the university’s student-run radio station, and a number of video podcasts produced in the department.

Students courses include:

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Applied Writing for Media
  • Audio Production
  • Beginning and Intermediate Television Production
  • Editing
  • Documentary Writing and Production
  • Directing for Television
  • Media Ethics

Career Opportunities in Broadcast Production

  • Technical director
  • Floor director
  • Producer
  • Camera operator
  • Audio technician
  • Lighting expert
  • Set designer and coordinator

View the Bachelor of Science in Communication with Emphasis in Broadcast Production degree plan.