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Digital Media — Broadcasting

About the Digital Media — Broadcasting Program

This bachelor of science degree in digital media — broadcasting offered through the Department of Communication and Media presents a mix of radio and television production courses to prepare you for the current audio and video challenges. A course in web content and management makes sure you are up to speed on emerging media — and ready for that job that hasn’t even been invented yet.

In the last 10 years, our students have won over 300 state and national awards in radio and TV.

A unique feature of this program is a two-semester in-house agency experience where students gain practical experience. A senior capstone course prepares students for a career search and requires the completion of a professional portfolio.


The mission of the Department of Communication and Media is to prepare credible, creative Christian professionals for a world where the mastery of communication skills and technologies is essential. We accomplish our mission by helping students produce, publish and perform original work that is both ethical and effective.

Why should you choose SAU’s broadcasting program?

The study of communication at Spring Arbor University is a hands-on experience with a foundation in classical and Christian perspectives. All students complete a core sequence that promotes a thoughtful and ethical understanding of communication principles and best practices. Throughout the program, you will apply these principles.

We offer extracurricular opportunities in writing, acting, broadcasting, designing, producing and researching in addition to practical hands-on experiences in the classroom. Each year, students in awards in state and national competitions and engage in meaningful internships.

Courses, Course Descriptions & Four-Year Plan

The courses for the 62-hour digital media — broadcasting major include such subject areas as audio production, advanced audio, web content and management, popular culture, agency experience, senior portfolio, writing for the media, directing, and advanced video.

To view the course requirements and layout, course descriptions, a sample four-year plan, as well as learn more about the broadcasting program at Spring Arbor University, download the undergraduate catalog.

Career Opportunities

The study of communication will help you develop useful skills in such fields as ministry, mass media, theater, business, government and social services. Our program is particularly appropriate for positions involving public relations, broadcasting, corporate communication, public information management, employee communication, training and development, and print journalism.

To learn more about how Spring Arbor helps its graduates prepare for a career, visit our career development section.

On-Campus Opportunities

Within the Department of Communication and Media and throughout campus, there are a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved, apply what they’re learning in the classroom in a practical way, and meet students who have similar passions. Here is a list of just some of the opportunities available that might interest broadcasting students

  • “Will-Shoot-for-Credit” Short Films Screening (event) – The best short films and videos of each semester are shown to an excited campus audience. Video/Film students get to see their hard work pay off, and the community has a night of original entertainment, fresh popcorn, and familiar faces on the big screen.
  • Almost Chapel— A weekly intro show that airs before SAU Chapel, chock full of news, announcements and shenanigans.
  • FM radio stations — Spring Arbor University serves as home to four radio stations: KTGG & WJKN-AM (1540 and 1510 AM), WSAE-FM (106.9 and WJKN-FM (89.3 The Message).

See a full list of the various activities and organizations available to students at Spring Arbor University.