Broadcasting & Film

The Broadcasting & Film Department at Central Campus is a dynamic, two-year program which concentrates on the creative and communication aspects of the radio/television/film industry. Emphasis is placed on analysis of career paths and the production techniques associated with gainful employment. Considerable time is spent working on the craft of writing, reading, equipment operation, announcing, creative thinking and management skills.

The program may include studio assignments in the FCC-licensed radio station, KDPS 88.1 FM (and streaming live online:, or submission of film and television projects to DMPS-TV. Students also have the opportunity to submit work to various contests and festivals, such as the Wild Rose Film Festival, 48 Hour Film Festival, Iowa Motion Pictures Association Film Festival, Cedar Rapids Film Festival and John Drury Radio Awards. Projects can also be submitted to colleges and universities in pursuit of scholarships in the area of Broadcasting & Film.

Prerequisites: C or better in Speech and English. Grades 10-11-12

All students interested in enrolling in one of the Advance Career Programs at Central Campus can learn more about enrollment here.

College Credits Available *

Program College Course Code College Course College Credits
Broadcasting & Film
Year 1 MMS120 Media Practices I (ICCC) 2
HUM120 Intro. To Film (DMACC) 3
MMS191 TV & Radio Production (ICCC) 3
Year 2 MMS154 TV & Radio Announcing (ICCC) 3
MMS145 Broadcast Writing (ICCC) 3
HUM121 America In The Movies (DMACC) 3
ADM221 Career Development Skills (DMACC) 2
Year 3 MMS121 Media Practices II (ICCC) 2
MMS172 Video Production (ICCC) 2
MMS171 Audio Production (ICCC) 2
ADM936 Occupational Experience (DMACC) 3
* Central Campus is always evaluating the best college credit opportunities for our students. Please check with the Counseling Office or the instructors with any questions.