Majoring in Digital Media

ULV’s Digital Media Program prepares students for the ever-changing world of media and gives students real-world training to thrive in a competitive environment.  Students choose between either Film and Television or Radio Broadcast and Digital Audio Production  concentrations.

Film and Television

La Verne’s Film and Television program is an intensive learning environment that trains students to work in both the film and television industries.  Students will learn the arts of narrative filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, 3-camera shoots and live sports and events broadcasting.  Courses of study include, Screenwriting, Editing, Directing, Cinematography and sound design. LVTV, La Verne Community Television, and KWST, San Dimas Community Television, are operated by the Communications Department and offer film and television students opportunities to produce a wide variety of programming including sporting events, political forums and city news shows. The stations have consistently won national awards from the Society for Professional Journalists, the Alliance for Community Media and the Broadcast Education Association. KWST

Radio Broadcast and Digital Audio Production

The Radio and Digital Audio Production program educates and trains students to prepare them for careers in radio, audio production, podcasting, entertainment, music streaming services, and voice over. Our students work in our studios and on our radio station to develop their on-air, production, and content creation, skills. They intern at the largest and best Southern California radio stations and production companies. We have alumni who are working with, and for the most innovative programmers and stations in the country, including, iHeart Radio, Entercom, Merulo Media, and more. These stations include, KOST, K-EARTH, The WAVE, AMP Radio, Power 106, KDAY, KNX, Fox Sports, AM 830, K-FROG, Hot 103.9, and more.

Our campus station, LeoFM is run by the Communications Department providing music and sports play-by-play to the student body throughout the residence halls on 107.9 Mhz and streaming online. The station and the student on-air personalities have received recognition and awards from Broadcast Education Association, Society for Professional Journalists, and the College Broadcasters, Inc.


Program Requirements

Digital Audio and Radio Concentration: 45-48 semester hours
Film and Television Concentration: 55-58 semester hours

Core Requirements: 24 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
RDIO 112 Intro to Digital Audio 4
RDIO/TV 166 Introduction to Mass Media 4
RDIO 230 Radio Production I 4
TV 225 Fundamentals of Video Production 4
TV 250 Writing the Short Script 4
RDIO/TV 460 Law and the Mass Media, or 4
RDIO/TV 467 Ethics of Mass Media—Printed and Electronic 4

Digital Audio and Radio Concentration: 21-24 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
RDIO 240 Radio Production II 4
RDIO 426 Radio Station Operation 2, 2
RDIO/TV 305 Radio and TV Newswriting and Editing 4
RDIO 328 Media Sales 4
RDIO 497 Internship 4
RDIO 499 Senior Seminar 4

Film & Television Concentration: 31-34 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
TV 190 Intro to Cinema 4
TV 235 Intermediate Video Production 4
TV 325 Multi-Camera TV Production 2
TV 330 Film and Television Editing 4
TV 350 Cinematography 4
TV 355 Screenwriting 4
TV 430 Film Directing 4
TV 497 Internship 1~4
TV 499 Senior Seminar 4