The Sportscasting curriculum presents how new communication technologies are altering the way audiences consume content. By promoting responsiveness and distinction as a sportscaster, this degree equips you to grow within this arena and connect with modern sports fans. Sports media companies have expanded to reach their audiences through a wider array of communication platforms—social, mobile, digital, and virtual. Sports audiences that used to share only a few traditional platforms are becoming more varied and specific across the available methods for consuming media. Because of this changing landscape of the sports industry, creative professionals are in growing demand who understand new communication technologies and the communities who utilize them. The evolving demands of the sports-content presentation field require you to first have a firm grasp of the core elements of great storytelling. These elements remain applicable to sports media across the board, whether it is among twenty- first-century platforms such as virtual reality experiences, game systems, and mobile devices or traditional platforms such as radio and television. You will explore the fundamentals of understanding audiences, multimedia storytelling, studio production, and broadcasting for advanced technology. The curriculum also provides you with practical opportunities to develop your personal style in processing, creating, and delivering content. This project-based curriculum will culminate with the creation and production of your own demo reel to position you for your entrance into the industry.
Associate's Objective The central goal of the Sportscasting Associate of Science degree program is to provide you a fundamental basis in the core elements of sports and media storytelling. You will develop and refine your skills in basic sports communication— including writing, presentation, and vocal performance. The degree program helps you focus on ways you can maximize your ability to connect with different audiences that would consume your content. You will learn how to utilize the principles of communication in a sports-specific context while implementing original content on multiple technology platforms. Completing this program will enable you to pursue new and emerging entry-level pathways in the field of sportscasting, sports communication, and sports journalism, including positions such as sports producer, sports journalist, and digital sports content creator.
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