The radio-television program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in electronic media. Courses provide a balance between creative work and theory. Classroom assignments emphasize hands-on experience through participation in both audio and video laboratories. The radio-television labs are equipped with computer, studio and field production technology, including facilities for digital and non-linear editing. Coursework is enhanced by experience gained at SFA-TV2 and KSAU-FM. These two stations produce programming that is distributed to the public by cable and over-the-air channels.
- Comprehensive internship program in media-related jobs for academic credit
- 3,500-watt KSAU-FM, which broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the Boynton Building on campus
- The Nac Edition is a TV news show hosted and produced by SFA students and aired over our own local cable channel.
- Steve Nichols, DJ, WJGK FOX 103.1, Newburgh, New York
- Karah Leigh, DJ, The Buzz, Houston
- Jerry Gumbert, president & ceo, Audience Research and Development, Dallas
- Stacey Beckam Schmidt, regional marketing vice-president, Warner Cable, Waco
- Jason Anderson, vice president, Phillips Television Productions Inc. Dallas
- Robert Slovak, sports reporter, KTRK-TV, Houston
- Patrick Dennis, meteorologist, KTAL-TV, Shreveport
- Mark Austin, news anchor, KSAT-TV, San Antonio
- Ken Koehn, assistant managing editor for the Tampa Tribune, Florida
- Kelvin Davis, CNN
- Donnis Baggett, editor-in-chief, The Bryan Eagle, Bryan, Texas
- Bob Allen, sports director, KTRK-TV, Houston
- Louis DeLuca, photographer, Dallas Morning News
- John Willis, dean of student affairs, The Art Institute of Houston
- Brett Shipp, investigative reporter, WFAA-TV, Dallas
- Stephen White, producer/director, Screenplay Productions, Dallas
- Kirk Draut, director of design, Aarthun Performance Group, Houston
- Deanna Dawson, marketing communications manager-North Texas, Cingular
- Brian Spurling, public relations director, Trinity Valley Community College
- Larry Hygh, communication director of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries
- Greg Derkowski, marketing trainer & president of Derk Strategy, Inc., San Antonio
- Teresa Hagen, producer/owner, Cut Loose Production & editor/writer, California State University, Los Angeles
- Alice Rios, KRLD anchor, DFW
Various organizations add out-of-class education to the in-class instruction students receive at SFA. The following organizations enhance personal and professional development and networking skills. Furthermore, these organizations provide opportunities for leadership and interaction with fellow students, faculty and professionals in the field of communication.
Association For Women and Men in Communication: Purpose is the advancement of both women and men in all fields of communication. Membership is open to any communication major or minor.
Pi Kappa Delta: Promotes knowledge, understanding and practice among competitive debate and forensic students.
Lambda Pi Eta: National honor society for communication students.
National Broadcasting Society (Alpha Epsilon Rho): Encourages and rewards scholarship and accomplishment among students of broadcasting, promotes the advancement of education in the art and science of broadcasting and fosters integrity in the art and science of broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on establishing meaningful communication between students and professional broadcasters.
With more than 200 student organizations on campus, radio/television majors are encouraged to join, participate and become leaders in other organizations.
For more information, contact the Division of Communication and Contemporary Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.468.4001.