Media Studies: Radio/Television/Video FAQ's
Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Average Class Size: 15
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Evening
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
What makes this program unique?
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 before transferring on to a four year school to complete Bachelor’s degree.
Which classes should I take in high school to prepare for this program?
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.
What are the admissions requirements?
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.
Are Iowa Western credits transferrable?
Yes. In fact, this program is specifically designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Because the majority of Iowa Western students intend to transfer, we offer a variety of resources for our transfer students. To begin your transfer planning early, visit Iowa Western's Transfer Planning website.