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Broadcast Communications

To inquire about this program:
Dr. Richard Vogel | 423.869.6375 |

Combining technology, science, and the fine arts, LMU's Broadcast Communications program will give you the knowledge and the sophisticated hardware you need to unlock your creative potential and express your ideas. Through courses that provide a broad educational background, you'll study all aspects of basic broadcast communications. But, you'll also have the flexibility to pursue a specialized course of study that fits your area of interest.

Students pursuing study in Broadcasting at Lincoln Memorial University have the opportunity to learn under a faculty distinguished in scholarship and professional knowledge, in a curriculum admired for its seamless blending of concept and practice, and within the exhilarating environment and a commitment to technological advancement.  

Students study digital audio and video production techniques, including nonlinear editing, post-production, animation, web and multimedia graphics, and sports. WLMU-FM gives students the opportunity to put into practice learned skills.  

They also examine the impact of history, law, and programming on broadcasting, cable, and satellite operations. Graduates of the program enter various careers in television, radio, cable, satellite, and post- production operations including directing, producing, reporting, on-air talent programming, sales, advertising, sports, and post production.

Hands-on training, state-of-the-art equipment, and experienced instructors is a plus for this program.

Special Features

You can focus on and strengthen your particular interests through courses that allow you to specialize in:
  • Media Production
  • Media Performance
Program courses cover every aspect of communication--from Acting for the Camera to Communication Law and Ethics. You may also work with other programs to study marketing and advertising.

Special-topics classes allow you to explore a variety of subjects and develop particular skills. Past courses have included:

  • Film Genre
  • Writing for the News
  • Makeup and Special Makeup Effects
  • Announcing for the Camera
LMU's Sigmon Communications Center houses a radio station and a television studio that produces nightly news broadcasts--all run by students.

Course Information

As a Broadcast Communications major, you'll take courses in:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Writing for the Media
  • Print Media Practicum
  • Production Practicum
  • Television Production (basic and advanced)
  • Fund of Scenery and Lighting
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Audio Production
  • Electronic Editing (basic and advanced)
  • Multi-Camera Production
  • Single-Camera Production
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Video Performer
  • Production Design
  • Film Genre
  • Survey of Dramatic Literature
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Special Topic
  • Video Computer Graphics
  • Senior Capstone Course
  • Independent Study
  • Internship


Broadcasting Minor
  • Introduction to Media
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Writing for the Media
  • Fundamentals of Scenery and Lighting
  • Television Production
  • Electronic Editing
  • Media Law and Ethics

Theatre Minor
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Fundamentals of Scenery and Lighting
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Film Genre
  • Survey of Dramatic Literature
  • Production Design

Internship Opportunities

Our students have interned with mid-market TV stations, area radio stations, and the David Letterman Show.

Internship Sites

WBIR-Channel 10 (NBC), Knoxville, TN; WVLT-Channel 8 (CBS), Knoxville, TN; WATE-Channel 6 (ABC), Knoxville, TN; ThinkTank, Knoxville, TN; WJDT FM 106.5 and WBGQ FM 100.7, Morristown, TN; MC-TV 22, Middlesboro, KY; Scripps Communication, Knoxville, TN; WFXY AMĀ 1490, Middlesboro, KY.

Career Opportunities

A broadcast communication degree from LMU prepares you for a career in television, post-production, public relations, advertising and marketing, video computer graphics--you name it.

Alumni Success

LMU graduates can be found in all areas of television. They are working as television news anchors and directors. They're handling graphics and promotions for major companies such as Ruby Tuesdays and national affiliated news organization. They're also editing shows for Scripps Networks television. But you'll also find our alumni writing for newspapers and working in radio.