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.


Degree Requirements

Digital Media with Digital Audio and Radio Concentration– total program semester hours: 45-48
Digital Media with Film and Television Concentration– total program semester hours: 55-58

Core Requirements

24 semester hours

RDIO 112Intro to Digital Audio4
RDIO/TV 166Introduction to Mass Media4
RDIO 230Radio Production I4
TV 225Fundamentals of Video Production4
TV 251Writing the Short Script4
RDIO/TV 460Law and the Mass Media4
or RDIO/TV 467 Ethics of Mass Media-Printed and Electronic
Select one of the following concentrations:21-34
Digital Audio and Readio Concentration
Film & Television Concentration
Total Semester Hours45-58

Digital Audio and Radio Concentration

21-24 semester hours

RDIO 240Radio Production II4
RDIO 426Radio Station Operation2,2
RDIO/TV 305Radio and TV Newswriting and Editing4
RDIO 328Media Sales4
RDIO 497Internship1-4
RDIO 499Senior Project4
Total Semester Hours19-22

Film & Television Concentration

33-36 semester hours

TV 190Intro to Cinema4
TV 235Intermediate Video Production4
TV 325Multicamera TV Production4
TV 330Film and Television Editing4
TV 350Cinematography4
TV 351/THAR 360Playwriting and Screenwriting I4
TV 430Film Directing4
TV 497Internship1-4
TV 499Senior Project4
Total Semester Hours33-36