Sports Broadcasting Curriculum

Sports BroadcastingThe goal of SCM is to graduate students trained as professional communicators able to convey ideas across a wide variety of media, and to develop in our graduates a critical perspective that brings forward the profound ethical and social responsibilities that come with being a professional communicator. As such we have developed the individual courses and the overall curricular pathway to bring together the theory and practice of communication in the contemporary sports media industry.

‌For students interested in Sports Broadcasting, we have established a program that trains students in this sports media area through a combination of in-class exercises, out-of-class field production work, and internships with some of the many sports media companies that are located near SHU. Professional sports broadcasters with experience at companies like ESPN, NBC Sports, and The Dan Patrick Show, will provide guidance and feedback throughout the curriculum, and students will have ample opportunity to produce sports media content as both on-air talent and behind the camera producers.  All SCM students will graduate with an accomplished digital portfolio/production reel of their work.

A featured element of the Sports Broadcasting track in SCM will be the student-produced Connecticut Sports Show covering High School and College athletics across the state of Connecticut. Students in the Sports Broadcasting track will have the opportunity to produce projects for the show from their first day in the program, and will be expected to work extensively on the show while enrolled in Sports Practicum I and Sports Practicum II classes.

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SCM offers both a Masters degree that features a Sports Broadcasting track and a Sports Broadcasting Certificate:

Plan of Study for MA with Sports Broadcasting Track

Full Time/1 year
with FALL start

Full Time/1 year
with SPRING start

Module 1 Sep-Oct

Module 3 Jan-Feb

 CM550 Sport Communication in the Digital Age

 CM555 Sport Media Production

 CM555 Sport Media Production

 CM556 Sports Event Production

Module 2 Nov-Dec

Module 4 Mar-Apr

 CM562 Sports Journalism

 CM561 Studio Sports Broadcasting

 CM561 Studio Sports Broadcasting

 CM551 Sports, Culture and the Media

Module 3 Jan-Feb

Module 5 May-Jun

 CM556 Sports Event Production

 CM565 Sports Communication and Social Media

 CM656 Sports Media Practicum I-Sports Show

 CM696 Internship 1

Module 4 Mar-Apr

Module 6 Jul-Aug

 CM551 Sports, Culture and the Media

 CM566 Sports Media in a Professional Context

 CM657 Sports Media Practicum II-Sports Show

 CM697 Internship 2

Module 5 May-Jun

Module 1 Sep-Oct

 CM565 Sports Communication and Social Media

 CM550 Sport Communication in the Digital Age

 CM696 Internship 1

 CM656 Sports Media Practicum I-Sports Show

Module 6 Jul-Aug

Module 2 Nov-Dec

 CM566 Sports Media in a Professional Context

 CM562 Sports Journalism

 CM697 Internship 2

 CM657 Sports Media Practicum II-Sports Show

 

Part time/2 years
with FALL start

Part time/2 years
with SPRING start

YEAR ONE

YEAR ONE

Module 1 Sep-Oct

Module 3 Jan-Feb

 CM550 Sport Communication in the Digital Age

 CM555 Sport Media Production

Module 2 Nov-Dec

Module 4 Mar-Apr

 CM562 Sports Journalism

 CM561 Studio Sports Broadcasting

Module 3 Jan-Feb

Module 5 May-June

 CM555 Sport Media Production

 CM565 Sports Communication and Social Media

Module 4 Mar-Apr

Module 6 Jul-Aug

 CM561 Studio Sports Broadcasting

 CM566 Sports Media in a Professional Context

Module 5 May-June

Module 1 Sep-Oct

 CM565 Sports Communication and Social Media

 CM550 Sport Communication in the Digital Age

Module 6 Jul-Aug

Module 2 Nov-Dec

 CM566 Sports Media in a Professional Context

 CM562 Sports Journalism

YEAR TWO

YEAR TWO

Module 1 Sep-Oct

 Module 3 Jan-Feb

 CM656 Sports Media Practicum I-Sports Show

  CM556 Sports Event Production

Module 2 Nov-Dec

Module 4 Mar-Apr

 CM657 Sports Media Practicum II- Sports Show

 CM551 Sports, Culture and the Media

 Module 3 Jan-Feb

Module 5 May-June

 CM556 Sports Event Production

 CM696 Internship 1 (SB or ACP)*

Module 4 Mar-Apr

Module 6 Jul-Aug

 CM551 Sports, Culture and the Media

 CM697 Internship 2 (SB or ACP)*

Module 5 May-June

Module 1 Sep-Oct

 CM696 Internship 1

 CM656 Sports Media Practicum I-Sports Show

Module 6 Jul-Aug

Module 2 Nov-Dec

 CM697 Internship 2

 CM657 Sports Media Practicum II-Sports Show

Plan of Study for Sports Broadcasting Certificate

  • CM550 Sport Communication in the Digital Age
  • CM551 Sports Culture and the Media
  • CM555 Sports Media Production
  • CM556 Sports Event Production
  • CM656 Sports Media Practicum I – Sports Show
    • OR CM696 Internship I in Sports Broadcasting