Arts and Communication
Media Communications

Media Communications


Benton Harbor High School

Career Opportunities Include:

· A/V Equipment Technician 
· Broadcast Engineering Technician
· Broadcast Technician
· Radio Operator
· Sound Engineering Technician

GRADES: 11-12

Class Description

This course provides an overview of the various careers in media with a focus on video production (both in front of and behind the camera). Emphasis will be on communication skills (both written and oral), video production equipment, and video production. Students will produce and direct programs for local cable television distribution.

Content Areas

· Writing skills for various journalism media
· Audio Production Equipment
· Video Production Equipment
· Editing Audio/Video Productions
· Technical Production Support
· Designing, Planning, Presenting a Broadcast Production
· Camera Operation
· Business Issues Relating to Broadcast Journalism
· Ethical/Legal Issues

Career Outlook

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians set up and operate audio and video equipment, including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences.

Job applicants face strong competition for jobs in major metropolitan areas, where pay generally is higher; prospects are better in small cities and towns.

Technical school, community college, or college training in electronics, computer networking, or broadcast technology provides the best preparation.

Median annual earnings of Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians were $45,510 in 2019.

Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019-20 Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Updated 11/20/2020