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Media Studies: Sports Media Technology FAQ's


Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.S.

Average Class Size: 12
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Evening
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

What makes this program unique?
 

A:

Iowa Western is home to 89.7 The River, one of the most popular radio stations in the Omaha Metro area, and CBTV-17, our local cable television station. With the radio and TV stations right here on campus, our students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and exposure to programming starting in their first semester. No other program in the area has access to a radio and TV station like ours, and in most four-year programs, students do not get into the studio until their junior or senior year. In addition, Iowa Western has some of the most competitive junior college athletic programs in the country, and our students film games and edit and review footage.
 

Q:

Which classes should I take in high school to prepare for this program?
 

A:

Audio or visual production courses and computer application courses are helpful. Because the Radio and Television field requires people to be excellent writers and speakers, it is also important to take as many speech, English, and creative writing courses as you can at your high school.
 

Q:

Are scholarships available?
 

A:

Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.  

Q:

What are the admissions requirements?
 

A:

All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. For more information on admissions requirements, visit our Admissions page.