The mission of the Broadcasting program at Bergen Community College is to prepare students for both employment and/or transfer into a baccalaureate program. Students acquire the necessary skills to work in the fast-growing Broadcast, Film, and Podcast industries, and can also transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in Broadcasting or a related field. The Broadcasting program is hands-on, where students learn TV/video camera operation, film & video editing, film-making, cinematography, radio & podcasting, and live-broadcast technologies. Broadcasting is located on the Paramus campus in West Hall. Facilities include two state-of-the-art television studios, video post-production labs, and radio & podcast studios. The professors and technical staff are award-winning, working professionals in broadcasting, film-making, and radio.
The Professional Studies Associate of Science degree (A.S.) Broadcasting Option is designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates and transfer students often pursue a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, media production, communication, advertising, marketing, and public relations. The Broadcasting Option provides students with a pathway to careers in broadcasting and film, including television & radio production, film-making, post-production, podcasting, management, and engineering. The curriculum provides students with an understanding of the technical, historical, regulatory, and business components that combine to create the digital media world of today. Career options include Camera Operators, Video & Film editors, TV/Film Producers & Directors, Podcast Entrepreneurs, and TV-News Reporters/Anchors. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with Bergen Community College faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by Bergen, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers https://bergen.emsicc.com.
Students pursuing the Associates of Science degree (A.S) and the Associates of Arts degree (A.A.) can transfer into majors, such as communication, cinema, broadcasting, and journalism. Students are encouraged to work closely with Bergen Community College faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer https://njtransfer.org.