Radio and TV broadcasting

As a person working in the field of Radio and TV broadcasting, you will be engaged in the distribution of audio and video content to a large audience through any electronic communication medium such as radio,TV, mobile phones and internet etc.

What do Radio and TV broadcasters do?

They are involved in activities like acquiring information ,generating ideas for stories and features, creating and researching content about different matters and events. They coordinate or do plans for broadcasting prerecorded or live radio and video content.

What does a typical day at work involve?

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  • Checked Developing creative ideas to present the information in an interesting and fun way

What areas can Radio and TV broadcasters specialize in ?

Production is a specialization in radio and broadcasting field which involve making radio and video content
Broadcast Management is the method in which systems and technologies serve to automate and regulate broadcast output.
Radio and Tv content developers are involved in researching, gathering, organizing and editing various information for broadcasting.
Editing is the manipulation and rearrangement of various contents such as videos, audios and visuals etc.

How to become a Radio and TV Broadcaster

Step 1
Take any stream at +2 level

You can take any stream at +2 level to go for a career in TV and radio communication.however humanities stream with journalism or any other stream at the +2 level would give you an edge.

Step 2
Take a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/ any other discipline

Taking a bachelor’s degree in any discipline will make you eligible for higher studies in this field. However it is advisable to take a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. BA (Hons) Journalism and mass communication, Bachelor of Mass Communications, Bachelor’s in Advertising, Mass Communication and Journalism are some of such programs available. These are usually of 3 years duration.


After +2 you can also take up Short Term Diploma Courses in News Reading, Reporting, Anchoring & Radio Jockeying; Diploma in Video Production, Camera & Lights; Diploma in Visual Editing; Diploma in Acting and Performing Media, or Diploma in Mass Communication & TV Journalism. These are generally of 6 months to 1 year duration and will enable you to take up careers in this field.

Step 3
Take Master’s degree/ PG Diploma in mass communications

MA in broadcast journalism ( at SBC), MA communication and Media studies are some of the relevant Master’s degree courses available which are of two years duration. You can also take up a PG diploma in Radio and TV Journalism/ PG Diploma in Broadcast technology (JMI) or PG Diploma in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism which also has curriculum components related to TV and radio program production and broadcast.

Note :

You may also take up 1 year postgraduate Diploma courses in an of the subjects, direction, electronic cinematography, video editing, sound recording and television engineering (Film and Television Institute of India)

Radio and TV broadcasting Colleges

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Requirements for masters in Radio and TV broadcasting

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (from School of broadcast journalism for MA in Broadcast journalism)

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Entrance exam

Foreign (From Cardiff University, Wales , UK for MA in Broadcast journalism)

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum of a 2:2 or its equivalent. ( 50% or above)
  • An Overall score of in 7.5 in IELTS with 6.0 in each domain

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required

Communication Skill

Communication skills are very important as they should be fluent and should possess the ability to present the information in an impressive manner.


They should be creative. They should always find novel ideas and keep on modifying the way they present and keep adding entertaining factors in the program.

Technical skill

People who are pursuing this career should possess technical skills. They should have sound knowledge in using various softwares and programs

Time management

Time management is very important as they have to decide the duration of the programs and the time slot of the program.


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Top Companies

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