Department of Broadcasting
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News and Performance
- The News/Performance Track focuses on the preparation of students for careers in front of the camera and/or microphone. news3 is the outlet for our live local television newscasts. Students learn to gather news, cover news events, edit news packages, and produce and direct half-hour newscasts that reach Macomb and McDonough County viewers. There are opportunities to be reporters and anchors (news, weather, and sports), as well as to produce and direct newscasts. WIUS-FM is our music, news and sports outlet on the radio side. On-air shifts are available to all majors every semester. news3 and WIUS-FM are completely student-run under the guidance of faculty and staff.
Production (Audio and Video)
- The Production Track is designed for students interested in working in video, audio, and/or film production and post-production. The program is hands-on. You will work with faculty and peers in an interactive environment to learn production and editing skills. You will also learn camera techniques, post-production special effects, ENG and studio lighting, and operating control room and on-air studio equipment. Then you will take those skills and produce audio, video and interactive programming for multi-platform distribution.
- The Sports Broadcasting Track is for students who live and breathe sports. Students in the Sports Broadcasting emphasis prepare to become multimedia sports broadcasters. They work in front of the camera; behind the microphone and camera; in the production truck and TV studio; and from their laptops. editing, blogging, and posting their work.
Interdisciplinary Film Minor
- The Interdisciplinary Film Minor at Western Illinois University gives students the opportunity to explore multiple ways films can be viewed and the skills they need as they find themselves living in a world more and more defined by visual literacy.
To view University general education requirements, click here.