Radio Production

Associate Degree

A.A. in Radio Production

This Program concentrates on the audio portion of broadcasting, with emphasis on performing, editing, production and knowledge of radio programming. Students will learn to prepare both professional live and pre-recorded radio programs for the campus internet radio station. This option can lead to an entry-level position with a commercial radio station.

Highlights include:

  • Internship opportunities at local radio stations
  • Practical experience at the campus radio station, internet broadcasting and podcasting on the campus radio station.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RTVF 300 Mass Media and Society 3
RTVF 306 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts 3
RTVF 312 Beginning Radio Production 3
RTVF 315 Voice and Diction for Broadcasting 3
RTVF 316 Introduction to Radio Workshop 3
RTVF 319 Beginning Audio Production 3
RTVF 370 Broadcast Writing & Announcing (3) 3
COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate (3)
RTVF 302 Introduction to Digital Design & Storytelling (3)
RTVF 330 Beginning Single Camera Production (3)
RTVF 354 Audio Editing for Film & Video Post Production (3)
RTVF 368 Scriptwriting for Film, Video & Multimedia (3)
RTVF 376 Advertising (3)
RTVF 498 Work Experience in Radio, Television and Film (1 - 4)
Total Units: 30

The Radio Production Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Write in clear, concise English in the production of radio copy. (PSLO-1)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, processes and current structure of the electronic media. (PSLO-2)
  • Use radio, communication information and entertainment to serve diverse audiences in culturally responsive ways (PSLO-3)
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to variations and processes of media and the attitudes held by races, religions, political and social groups. (PSLO-4)
  • Understand how to plan, produce, write and direct radio projects using analog and digital technology. (PSLO-5)
  • Demonstrate an achievement of professional-level skills in radio production.(PSLO-6)

Career Information

Disc Jockey; Announcer; Sportscaster; Studio Technician; Newscaster; Audio Technician; Radio Producer; Promotions Coordinator

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificate of Achievement

Radio Production Certificate

This program is designed to provide skills in radio production through the preparation of programming for the campus radio station and through podcasting. This option can lead to entry level jobs in radio stations, audio production companies and Cable TV business or serve as preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
RTVF 300 Mass Media and Society 3
RTVF 312 Beginning Radio Production 3
RTVF 315 Voice and Diction for Broadcasting 3
RTVF 316 Introduction to Radio Workshop 3
RTVF 319 Beginning Audio Production 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
JOUR 300 Newswriting and Reporting (3)
RTVF 302 Introduction to Digital Design & Storytelling (3)
RTVF 306 Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts (3)
RTVF 330 Beginning Single Camera Production (3)
RTVF 354 Audio Editing for Film & Video Post Production (3)
RTVF 368 Scriptwriting for Film, Video & Multimedia (3)
RTVF 370 Broadcast Writing & Announcing (3)
Total Units: 18

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the fundamentals of radio production. (PSLO #1)
  • Articulate, critique, recognize and demonstrate commercial radio station operations.
  • Demonstrate proper microphone placement for public address or recording.
  • Perform basic studio and non-studio audio recording tasks. (PSLO #2)
  • Demonstrate analog and digital techniques used in audio production.

Career Information

Disc Jockey; Announcer; Sportscaster; Studio Technician; Newscaster; Audio Technician; Radio Producer; Promotions Coordinator.