Radio & Television I

Course Overview

Radio and TV  introduces students to the multi-faceted world of mass communication in the United States. In addition to studying the history of radio and television, students will gain an understanding of the broadcast media as tools of persuasion, and their impact on society. Students will develop oral and written communication skills, acquire software and equipment operating abilities, and integrate teamwork skills. Students will study programming trends and strategies, and also work in video and audio production, including work on Jefferson High School’s FM radio station, WJEF.   Students will be placed in a work-based learning setting in the community. Admittance to Radio-TV I is by instructor consent after the audition process is completed. Auditions will be scheduled during  spring semester and held at Jefferson High School.

Vincennes University Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
BCST 102 Intro to Audio-Video Production (fall) 3 Accuplacer  
BCST 120 Audio Production (fall/spring) 3 BCST 102 Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credits
BCST 140 Video Production I - Studio Production (spring) 3 BCST 102

Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credits







DOE Course

5986 (2 credit)/5974 (4 credit)

Recommended Grade Level

11, 12

Required Prerequisite

Successfully complete an audition and earn a 'C' or better in previous semester English class

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 3 credits per semester
  • 6 credits maximum

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas

Class Location

Lafayette Jefferson High School