Broadcast Production - Certificate Program
If you're interested in television, broadcast, and online media, what happens behind the camera is just as important, if not more, than what you see on screen! By earning a Broadcast Production Certificate from Eastern Florida, you can enter the exciting world of digital television and broadcast media.
This certificate includes an exciting practicum with the College's professional public television station WEFS-TV. If you decide to continue your education, the 24 college credits earned through this College Credit Certificate can be applied toward EFSC's Digital Television and Media Production A.S. degree program
In this program, you'll develop essential skills for studio and location production, such as camera operation, sound recording, lighting, and editing. You'll also learn valuable writing and interviewing techniques for informative and investigative purposes. Additionally, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the history and current landscape of media. This program equips you with the necessary skills to produce and direct documentary and news-style programs.
Broadcast Production Certificate - Course Curriculum
As you pursue this certificate, you have flexibility in how you attend classes. They're available through a combination of online and in-person instruction, or face-to-face at our EFSC campus locations in Cocoa and Melbourne, Florida.
Broadcast Production - Certificate Program
- Certificate Type
- College Credit Certificate (CCC)
- Delivery Methods
- On-Campus, Hybrid
- Cocoa, Melbourne
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Arts, Humanities, Communication, & Design
- Contact Information
Brittany Luke, Advisor
Karla Roberts, Instructor
Full-time students can complete this certificate in just two semesters. For part-time students, it may take a bit longer, but you'll have the convenience of progressing at your own pace.
If you've completed or are currently enrolled in relevant courses through Brevard Public Schools, you may be eligible for college credit toward this certificate so check with an EFSC advisor if that time, and cost-saving option could apply.
Broadcast Production Certificate - Admissions Information
If you're considering this certificate, you should follow the regular enrollment process at EFSC to apply. It's an open-access program with rolling admissions, so you can apply or start classes during any term. If you have any questions about the admissions process, don't hesitate to reach out to the program advisor or one of Eastern Florida's academic advisors. They're here to help you navigate the process and provide guidance!
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you're an in-state student pursuing the Broadcast Production Certificate at EFSC, the tuition cost will be around $2,500. Keep in mind that this doesn't cover expenses like course materials, lab fees, or equipment. However, there's good news! You may be eligible for financial aid or scholarships, such as the Debois Scholarship if you're simultaneously pursuing the Digital TV and Media Production A.S. degree, which can help to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. To learn more about these opportunities, reach out to the program advisor for further information.
College Courses You Would Take
By taking the classes required for this CCC, you'll gain the skills necessary for entry-level positions in digital and broadcast television, video production, and related fields. Throughout the program, you'll engage in creative assignments that offer hands-on learning experiences. These assignments also serve as valuable material for your professional portfolio, which plays a crucial role in impressing and attracting potential employers. So, not only will you gain practical skills, but you'll also have tangible evidence of your abilities to showcase to future employers!
Here are some of the courses that you'll take:
Teaches fundamental digital video skills (including tools, techniques, principles, story development, creativity, planning, and more) through hands-on projects.
Explores narrative through the art of filmmaking, with topics like film history, genres, independent films, cinematography, screenwriting, and criticism.
Provides fundamental instruction and practice in writing for electronic media — including scripts for radio, TV news, commercials, and industrial programming.
Why Study Broadcast Production at EFSC?
Hands-On Learning Opportunities
At Eastern Florida, the Broadcast Production program offers you a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. You'll have exciting opportunities like field trips, joining EFSC's Titans Digital Media Club, competing in global competitions, getting published, and receiving job placement assistance.
Access to the latest technology, equipment, and networking with industry professionals will enhance your career prospects.
The practicum course that can take place at the state-of-the-art studios of WEFS-TV will provide you with invaluable hands-on training in a real broadcasting environment using professional digital cameras and editing facilities.
Related Media Programs
If you're interested in the Broadcast Production Certificate, it's worth exploring other programs at Eastern Florida, too. You can combine many of the College Credit Certificates (CCCs) to work toward a degree, such as an associate or even a bachelor's degree at EFSC. To get started, reach out to an academic advisor, who can provide guidance and help you explore your options.