Spring Arbor University

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.

Department of Communication and Media

The digital media — broadcasting major is offered by the Department of Communication and Media. Other majors and minors within the department include advertising and public relations, communication studies, cross-cultural communication, drama, professional writing, speech, video and film and visual communication.

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

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:

  • Lumenocular Video Festival (event) – Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Every year, Spring Arbor’s future directors, actors and producers get together to shoot a short video, which is entered into a campus-wide contest and, perhaps also, a national contest.
  • EPIC (television variety show) – Communication majors try their hand at producing a television show by utilizing their wide-ranging talents to produce EPIC, the Spring Arbor University televised variety program.
  • FM radio stations– Spring Arbor University serves as home to four radio stations: KTGG & WJKN-AM (1540 and 1510 AM), WSAE-FM (106.9 Home.fm) and WJKN-FM (89.3 The Message).

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