BFA Television and Broadcast Journalism
- Students will demonstrate strong writing and storytelling skills that are appropriate to professional expectations in their area of emphasis – narrative television, broadcast journalism or documentary.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze current TV market conditions and business models and then evaluate the marketability and viability of their skills and creative work within that market.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use technology and other craft areas – cinematography, videography, sound, editing – to enhance story as it grows from the written word (script) to a finished, visual story.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a professional, collaborative environment appropriate to broadcast news, documentary or narrative television.
Course requirements for the degree
The curriculum map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.
Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)
In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Chancellor. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Program Review Schedule: 1995-1996, 2000-2001, 2010-2011, 2015-2016
2010-2011 review timeline below:
- Self Study: Fall 2010
- External Review/Site Visit: Spring 2011
- External Reviewers Report Submitted: Spring 2011
- Departmental Response Letters to External Report: Fall 2011
- Long Range Planning Council Response: Spring 2012
- Assessment Committee Response: Spring2012
- Faculty Academic Response: Spring 2012
- Chancellor Response to Program Review: Spring 2013
Institutional Response and Action Items resulting from the Program Review:
- Dodge College to create a 5-year-course-offering and enrollment model
- Division to conduct audit to ensure advising is working effectively
- Division to prioritize future new hires by program area
See department website for additional information about this program