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Study broadcasting abroad

An in-depth guide to studying broadcasting as an international student.

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Broadcasting degrees abroad

Broadcasting is the recording and transmission of news and information through various platforms including radio, television, the internet and social media. Students studying broadcasting programs will have the opportunity to learn about recording, filming, writing, producing, presenting and editing content.

Broadcasting is one of the fastest-changing professions in today’s world. Advancements in technology mean that we can now report and access news from almost every corner of the globe. By studying broadcasting abroad, you’ll see its growing global nature first-hand and will be equipped with the tools to excel in an increasingly competitive media landscape.

It’s a great idea to study broadcasting abroad not only because of the wide range of programs on offer, but also because you’ll develop both personally and professionally. To succeed in broadcasting, you’ll need to be able to immerse yourself in new environments, communities and cultures. By experiencing and exploring new places while studying, you’ll gain these vital industry skills.

Broadcasting program structure

Broadcasting can be studied all over the world, but how it’s studied will depend on the type of program and the country you’re in.

If you’re an international student in the US, there are various ways to study broadcasting, including a one-year certificate program or a two-year associate degree. However, broadcasting is most traditionally studied as a major or minor component of a four-year BA or BSc degree. The US liberal arts model means that you would spend a certain amount of time and credits on broadcasting-specific modules.

Broadcasting can be studied as a stand-alone subject at both master’s and doctorate level in the US.

In the UK, you can study broadcasting as a single-honours or a joint-honours course. This means that you can study it by itself or alongside another subject. Master’s and doctorate programs are available in the UK.

Broadcasting programs will usually be made up of a combination of theoretical lectures and practical classes where you’ll have the chance to use industry-standard equipment. There will also be small-group workshops, personal tutorials and individual study time.

Broadcasting programs may differ in name. For example, similar programs may be called ‘multimedia’, ‘broadcast communications’, ‘media and communications’, ‘broadcast television and radio’, or similar titles. Although the structure and content of these programs will differ, they will typically include the following areas of study:

  • Film and television production practices
  • Editing for film, television and video
  • Mass communication law
  • Audio production and editing
  • Presenting and writing for broadcast
  • Broadcasting ethics
  • Researching and newsgathering for broadcast
Broadcasting program structure

Broadcasting can be studied all over the world, but how it’s studied will depend on the type of program and the country you’re in.

If you’re an international student in the US, there are various ways to study broadcasting, including a one-year certificate program or a two-year associate degree. However, broadcasting is most traditionally studied as a major or minor component of a four-year BA or BSc degree. The US liberal arts model means that you would spend a certain amount of time and credits on broadcasting-specific modules.

Broadcasting can be studied as a stand-alone subject at both master’s and doctorate level in the US.

In the UK, you can study broadcasting as a single-honours or a joint-honours course. This means that you can study it by itself or alongside another subject. Master’s and doctorate programs are available in the UK.

Broadcasting programs will usually be made up of a combination of theoretical lectures and practical classes where you’ll have the chance to use industry-standard equipment. There will also be small-group workshops, personal tutorials and individual study time.

Broadcasting programs may differ in name. For example, similar programs may be called ‘multimedia’, ‘broadcast communications’, ‘media and communications’, ‘broadcast television and radio’, or similar titles. Although the structure and content of these programs will differ, they will typically include the following areas of study:

  • Film and television production practices
  • Editing for film, television and video
  • Mass communication law
  • Audio production and editing
  • Presenting and writing for broadcast
  • Broadcasting ethics
  • Researching and newsgathering for broadcast

Types of broadcasting degrees

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Broadcasting study abroad programs

Broadcasting undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in broadcasting

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    Broadcast Meteorology - BSc University of the Incarnate Word, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,900 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Broadcasting: Media Production - BJour University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    June, January
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    Broadcasting - BFA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,736 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,736 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Broadcasting and Mass Communication/Business Administration - Dual BA/MBA State University of New York at Oswego, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's/Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,627 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,627 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Communication - Broadcast Media - BSc Florida International University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,566 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,566 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in broadcasting

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    Broadcasting - Radio - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,164 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Broadcasting - Radio, Television, Film & Digital Media - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,163 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in broadcasting

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    Broadcast Media Technologies (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,993 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Broadcasting graduate programs

Master's in broadcasting

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    Broadcasting and Mass Communication/Business Administration - Dual BA/MBA State University of New York at Oswego, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's/Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,627 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,627 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in broadcasting

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    Broadcasting - Television and Film Production - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,839 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,380 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future broadcasting careers

As a broadcasting graduate, you’ll be well placed to begin a career in the media industry. With the knowledge you’ll have gained about researching, presenting, editing and producing, you’ll have the right tools to excel in roles including:

  • Broadcast journalist
  • Studio manager
  • Media researcher
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Camera operator
  • Studio technician
  • Video editor
  • Videographer

Careers in media are very competitive and can come down to how much real-world broadcasting experience you’ve gathered during your studies. So, it’s a good idea to make the most of any extracurricular media activities that may be offered to you and to try and secure internships and placements during university holidays.