With media increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, the need for talented people to create compelling content has never been higher. Whether you’re interested in television, radio, or digital media, a specialization in broadcasting prepares you to work in a fast-paced team environment while producing a variety of media content.

Here's What to Expect

An African American male student in a soundlab recording an interview. The broadcasting curriculum at UAB is designed to educate you through a combination of history, theory, and practice. You will be taught to think critically about human communication while learning to communicate through audiovisual techniques — you will learn to write, produce, direct, record, and edit visual media through hands-on projects in the field. As you progress through your studies, you will work on increasingly complicated projects, learning to use more complex production tools and software with the ultimate goal of producing captivating stories.

Why Study With Us?

Student work has been featured on TV and radio broadcasts, online, and in festivals, and several of our students have garnered awards for their work. They have also been a part of award-winning teams landing ADDY awards from the American Advertising Awards.

Students who study broadcasting are armed with skills that are valuable in a number of professional settings, and our graduates have found jobs in a variety of careers across the country. Graduates work in TV and radio stations — in news, production, sales, and marketing — and many got an early start here at UAB through internships at local stations. Our graduates also work at companies and nonprofits with a need for strategic visual media content, while others find work at production companies or media networks.

Program Requirements

A complete list of major requirements, courses, and a proposed four-year program of study for Communication majors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

Want to Learn More?

Do you have questions that we haven't answered? Ask us! Email professor Alan Franks, director of the broadcasting program, at alfranks@uab.edu.

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