The School of Journalism and Mass Media (JAMM) at the University of Idaho combines classroom learning, hands-on training and personal guidance from seasoned faculty members. With a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Broadcasting & Digital Media, you will have the creative and technical skills, broad media knowledge and practical experiences you need to succeed in a career in broadcasting, film or digital media production.
Through courses and out-of-class productions, you will learn to incorporate digital technologies and to apply aesthetics (such as composition and lighting) in the planning, producing and editing programs. Students learn to write, produce and direct news, documentaries, narrative videos, sports, commercials, entertainment shows and a variety of other formats. Courses in literature, theatre, film studies, art, music and philosophy will give you the well-rounded perspective and aesthetic appreciation you need for a career in radio, television and digital media production.
University of Idaho JAMM students graduate with valuable practical experience, which employers demand. Students may work at the campus radio station, KUOI-FM. They also use state-of-the-art, high-definition equipment to produce such news and feature programs as “UI Voices” and “Mostly Moscow.” Each May, seniors produce video projects for the student digital media festival. Students operate cameras and serve as production assistants for programs on KUID-TV, part of Idaho Public Television, and also may work for Northwest Public Radio.
Students in the Broadcast Sports Reporting course produce an award-winning weekly television show focusing on Vandal Athletics. The program, “Inside the Vandals,” features player profiles, interviews, and game highlights. Students, write, edit, and produce the show, which is carried on cable channels and television stations around Idaho.
Throughout your four years at the University, you will receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty experts who know what it takes to succeed in the real world. Your professors draw from years of professional experience in radio, television and digital media production to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills you will need for a career in this diverse field.
Our strong ties to radio and television stations in the region, as well as contacts with filmmakers and production houses, open doors to internships and job opportunities. Field trips, guest speakers, alumni events and other activities give you the chance to network with practicing professionals from around the world.