Mass Media - Radio
This program introduces students to audio and radio production. Students learn about announcing, audio editing, advertising and commercial design, and radio programming. Students get the opportunity to observe and work in a fully functioning, student-run radio station, WZND, learning all operations involved.
Students interested in careers in the radio or audio industry or who wish to work in corporate media will find the Radio sequence especially informative. Students often complete their course-work with internships at radio stations.
Significant course-work in this sequence includes: Radio Production, Advanced Radio, Broadcast Performance, Media Ethics, and Media Regulations.
The spring 2021 semester will be the final semester for this program. If you’re applying for fall 2021 or beyond, check out our new program, Mass Media.
Point of Pride
WZND student broadcasters have won over 175 national, regional and state awards and scholarships for Excellence in Radio in the last 20 years.
Why study Mass Media - Radio?
Mass communication is the process that begins when someone observes what is happening, analyzes and interprets that information and transmits it to an audience through a variety of media. The mass media industry may be roughly divided into six basic areas of endeavor; advertising, public relations, journalism, information, entertainment, and research.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!