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Digital Broadcast Journalism Program

Focus on journalism for on-air broadcasting in the Digital Broadcast Journalism program. Learn the fascinating secrets of writing for news and talk-show productions, essential skills including news-story gathering, on-camera talent techniques, field production and studio production.

Students will work on the weekly show “Courier TV News” and the talk show “Inside COD" and become proficient in the basics of broadcast journalism and news and talk-show production.

Determine Your Path

First-time students should begin with the following MPTV courses: Writing and Reporting for TV News I (MPTV 1422) and Introduction to Television Studio Production (MPTV 1220). Advanced students should take Announcing and Performing Broadcast News (MPTV 1423), Television News Producing (MPTV 2431) and Advanced On-Air Broadcasting (MPTV 2440).

For over 15 years, the Motion Picture/Television program at College of DuPage has been educating and training students in videography, television, animation and documentary filmmaking.

As an MPTV student, you'll find:

  • Passionate faculty with award-winning national production credits including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount and Universal with degrees from top MPTV programs.  
  • Smaller class sizes with hands-on learning.
  • State-of-the-art film and television studio with multi-camera control room, lighting grid, chroma-key screen, green room and more.
  • Computer labs with the latest professional, cross-platform software.
  • Audio studios with computers, professional software, mixers and professional microphones.
  • Individual computer editing suites for advanced students.
  • Professional HD/SD digital video cameras and extensive support equipment.
  • Internship and employment opportunities with a broad range of employers in Chicago and the suburbs.
  • Articulated transfer programs with several prestigious institutions.

Digital Broadcast Journalism, Associate in Applied Science

The Digital Broadcast Journalism, Associate in Applied Science degree program teaches students techniques in news story gathering, on-camera talent techniques, field production, and studio production.

Get Started Today

The first step to getting started in the Animation program is to apply for admission

Our Academic and Career Pathways give you a roadmap to achieving your career goals. Follow a timeline based on your degree that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.

Digital Broadcast Journalism Associate in Applied Science

During the Associate in Applied Science degree program, students will also work toward fulfilling COD’s general education student learning outcomes.

  • Plan production using pre-production techniques and materials.
  • Recognize technical and aesthetic elements of directing, screenwriting, camera operation, editing, and sound, which mark specific film works, styles, or periods.
  • Produce video and audio for the post-production phase of a project.
  • Apply principles used in historical works to production.
  • Learn how to write for different digital media formats.
  • Assemble video and audio to completion of film/video projects.
  • Create a unified visual design for a project.
  • Prepare students for an entry level position in areas of study.
  • Apply visual design rules to techniques used in project creation.
  • Construct a portfolio.
  • Demonstrate ability to present demo reel to prospective employer.
  • Learn research skills.
  • Distinguish between reliable and unreliable news sources.
  • Learn how different digital media formats compliment and cross-promote each other. (Reporters are required to report the same story on many platforms.)
  • Learn journalism interviewing skills.
  • Learn on-camera reporting skills.

College of DuPage has several motion picture/television transfer agreements in place with four-year colleges and universities to save you time, money and make the transfer process easier.

Many of these agreements with other colleges and universities have specific course requirements and a pre-determined course plan that needs to be followed to be eligible to transfer. Contact a program faculty member or academic advisor to learn more as course requirements vary by institution.

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