The Radio and Television (RTV) program of the Communication Arts Department at the American University of Science & Technology is dedicated to offer practical skills and conceptual knowledge, and to prepare students for work in the various production, creative, and managerial professions in the TV, radio and film industries. This hands-on intensive program requires students to produce and direct TV shows and short films as well as experience the various production roles and tasks. It offers cutting edge facilities and equipment and prepares students to pursue careers as writers, producers, directors, sound designers, and directors of photography. This program introduces students to the profession of audio, video and film production and provides basic, intermediate and advanced media production competencies that complement various majors and specialties. Students also get an in-depth understanding of the radio industry, its history and programming, as well as the business model of radio. This program is ideal for the student who wants to major in radio and audio production, including radio reporting, announcing and producing.
The Bachelor of Arts program is also designed for the student who is interested in working in television, and the many new outlets for creative video production, while developing a strong foundation in the liberal arts. This well-rounded mixture provides increased flexibility when choosing the right career path upon graduation. The program offers a broad range of fundamental television skills and studies courses and then allows each student to select and develop further the creative skills they are most interested in, such as editing, writing, videography, directing, or producing for television and related media. Students also have the opportunity to expand their hands-on experience through working on one of the many extracurricular shows and events.
Furthermore, this program is designed for the student who is interested in the production, history and creation of narrative or documentary feature or short films; this comprehensive program allows students to study film theory and history while writing, creating, designing, directing and editing short films through traditional and digital formats.
Studying Radio and Television of the Communication Arts Department at the American University of Science and Technology gives the students opportunity to learn about, and work in, a variety of media outlets. Working both individually and as part of a team, students will explore theory and practice as they develop the production and analytical skills they need to succeed in the emerging media landscape. Using industry standard equipment and facilities, the students will be well-equipped for entry into the media industries. They will also have access to television and radio studios and galleries. The program has employability at its heart, and is taught by experienced and passionate instructors. In addition, visiting industry professionals will offer students guidance and advice through workshops and dedicated masterclasses. The Department of Communication Arts provides students with a comprehensive and integrated program of study, which incorporates theoretical knowledge with practical skills, relevant to their future professional careers. The department looks to its experienced academic staff, to educate students to become the next generation of professionals in the radio, television and film world.The courses in the Department of Radio, Film and Television are given in classrooms equipped with advanced audio-visual and Information and Communications Technology infrastructure. Students can also gain practical work experience from working on projects and production in the photography, television and radio facilities at the Media Center and Multimedia Laboratory within the university.