Radio/Television Broadcasting Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Do you have an interest in broadcasting?

Have you ever wanted to be on the radio or television? Do you enjoy talking to people or finding out the latest news and information in the world around you? In the Radio/Television broadcasting degree program, you will train in the technical aspects of production, such as audio console operation, and learn about radio show preparation through script writing, radio personality development and vocal interpretation. You will have the opportunity to participate in real‐time laboratory experiences and classroom exercises that introduce you to media outlets in the community as well as on‐air and production work for GCSC-TV and WKGC‐AM/FM, the public radio station associated with Gulf Coast State College.

Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the State of Florida University Baccalaureate Programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $53,530 in May 2015.  

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Dr. Erika Goines
Associate Professor, Digital Media
850-769-1551, extension 5886

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Caleb Erskine, BAS Student

I have not only gained lifelong experience but I've made lifelong friends. Both will help me in the future.
– Caleb


Who is eligible for the Radio/Television Broadcasting Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you are a candidate for Gulf Coast’s Radio/Television Broadcast Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR Radio/Television Broadcasting Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree?

  • Our students pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • Small Classes! 1:20 Professor/Student Ratio.
  • Multiple state of the art broadcast facilities are available for students to use.

How do I apply to Radio/Television Broadcasting Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply to the Radio/Television Broadcast Option, Liberal Arts A.A. Program, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Visit the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register and pay for my classes?

Classes are starting soon. Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

Ready to apply? Or, find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirements 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirements 3
Literature See General Education Requirements 3
Mathematics Area
See General Education Requirements 6
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirements 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirements 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirements 3
History AMH2010, U.S. History I 3
Government •POS2041, American National Government 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
AMH2020, U.S. History II 3
POS2112, State and Local Government 3
Electives 18



Pre-Communication students wishing to transfer to a four-year Florida school should be aware of the AMH2010, AMH2020, and ECO2013 requirements by some institutions.)

Recommended electives:

DIG2000, Intro to Digital Media OR

MMC1000, Survey of Mass Communication, 3 crs.

DIG2251, Sound for Digital Media, 3 crs.

+DIG2252, Digital Audio II, 3 crs.

CGS2069, Internet Marketing, 3 crs.

DIG2257, Radio Production Sound Recording, 3 crs.

+DIG2200, Basic Video, 3 crs.

+MMC2100, Writing for Mass Communication, 3 crs.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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 Digital Media Television Studio

Television Studio

Students produce broadcast quality television programs in the studio of GCSC-TV and on location with our production trailer, using professional digital cameras and editing facilities.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology

 Application DeadlineS

  • Fall 2016 - August 15th
  • Spring 2017 - December 10th
  • Summer 2017 - May 1st

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