The Broadcast Media & Film Production program (also known as TV/Radio or Audio/Video) is an award-winning two year program through SBCSC's Career & Technical Education department for juniors and seniors, as well as select sophomores. We accept students from all four South Bend high schools and our production studios are housed at Riley High School. During the first year, in the fall students learn and radio production, and then progress into video production. In the spring they delve into mass media and news broadcasting. In year two, students learn advanced audio and video techniques, including film school, broadcasting, internships and client work. Over the two years students can earn up to 12 college credits through Vincennes University at no cost.
NEXT LEVEL PROGRAMS OF STUDY (NLPS)
The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet’s Office of Career and Technical Education is fully launching new secondary career and technical education courses for the 2022-2023 school year. This initiative, called Next Level Programs of Study (NLPS), will improve the consistency, quality, and intentionality of CTE instruction across Indiana. More at https://www.in.gov/gwc/cte/career-pathways-programs-of-study
Year 1 Fall - Principles of Broadcasting (7139)
Audio and Video Production Essentials (7306)
Year 1 Spring - Mass Media Production (7307)
Year 2 Fall/Spring - Radio & TV Broadcasting Capstone (7308)
A current list of our program's state standards can be viewed here: Radio & TV NLPS Standards.
SBS-TV has a multi-cam production studio, video editing suite, 10' camera crane, gimbal, dolly tracks, podcast studio, and green screens. Projects include newscasts, talk shows, music videos, commercials, short films, live events, and client work. We are an award-winning member of the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters and we were named IASB Television School of the Year 1st Runner-Up in 2022 and 2nd Runner-Up in 2020 & 2021.
WETL 91.7 FM has a 50 mile broadcast radius and is the only student run radio station in South Bend. We'll celebrate WETL's 65th anniversary in November 2023. There are three audio recording studios plus one live "On Air" studio. Students deejay live and recorded shows, create PSAs, underwriting spots, and station imaging, host live remote broadcasts, podcasts, and create sound design for projects.
Through Project Excel, students statewide can receive free dual college credits through Vincennes University. We offer:
BCST 102 - Introduction to Audio Video Production
BCST 140 - Video Production I (Studio)
BCST 206 - Video Production II (Field)
BCST 120 - Audio Production
A number of students from our program have gone on to Vincennes University to continue their study of broadcasting. Thanks to receiving dual credits during high school, Bernado Malone and DeAndre Barton graduated early with an Associates Degree in Broadcasting, which saved them time and money. Bernado now works full-time for 14News in Evansville IN and DeAndre works for WSBT in South Bend, IN.
Visit the Vincennes University website at www.vinu.edu
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