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 about audio and radio production, 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 filmmaking, broadcasting, internships and client work. Over the two years students can earn up to 12 college credits through Vincennes University at no cost.
Year 1 - Principles of Broadcasting (7139), Mass Media Production (7307) & Audio and Video Production Essentials (7306)
Year 2 - Radio & TV Broadcasting Capstone (7308)
Our program provides everything a student needs to know to be successful in communication and media fields. You can read some of our alumni testimonials here.
SBS-TV has a multi-camera production studio, video editing suite, 10' camera crane, gimbal, dolly tracks, podcast studio, drone, 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 their "News Broadcasting School of the Year" in 2023.
WETL 91.7 FM has a 50 mile broadcast radius and is the only student run radio station in South Bend. WETL will celebrate 65th years on the air in November 2023. There are four 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 14 News in Evansville IN and DeAndre works for WSBT in South Bend, IN.
Visit the Vincennes University website here
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