Digital Media: Film, TV and Radio

Students in Rider's Digital Media: Film, TV, and Radio major have the opportunity to participate in classes tailored especially to their interests. They learn the secrets behind successful production in small, hands-on classes in the Department of Communication and Journalism's Television Studio, equipped with state-of-the-art Macintosh computers, in the field, and in Rider's radio station. In addition to the classroom experience, students can have their own shows on The Bronc WRRC-FM, even as freshmen, or participate in The Rider University Network's programming lineup.

Departmental Core (24 credits)

Digital Media: Film, TV, and Radio Major (24 semester hours)

COM-230Radio and Television Communication3
COM-234Audio Production3
COM-331Television Production (COM 230)
COM-333Broadcast Programming (COM 230)
COM-335Television Field Production (COM 331)
One course from the following:3
COM-106Writing for the Communication Professions 
COM-233Writing for Broadcast 
One course from the following:3
COM-431Advanced Television Research and Production (COM 331)
COM-434Advanced Radio Production (COM 234)
One course from the following:3
COM-204Advanced Speech (COM 104 or COM 290) 
COM-205Theories of Persuasion 
COM-240Public Relations 
COM-253Organizational Communication 
COM-261Multimedia Production I: Interactive Design 

Graphic Imaging for Multimedia
COM-291Documentary Film and Video 
COM-363Converging Digital Media 
COM-365Graphic Animation (COM 262 or COM 361)
TV Production Practicum  

Note: Students may not carry a double major within the department. Communication and journalism majors may declare only one minor in the department. No more than two courses may be used to meet the requirements for both a major and a minor in the department.

If a student receives a grade lower than “C” in a course required in a major or minor in the department, the student must repeat the course. Credit will only be awarded once for a course that is repeated. The student must also repeat the course before enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite.

Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.