What is Radio and Television Major?

In light of the advancement occurring in the Media sector, and the continuous technical and informational development, added to the increasing number of issues and occurrences that are of interest to the public opinion, the Radio and Television major is witnessing a considerable development relevant to the diversity of fields of interest and the advancement of the methods through which subjects are approached and analyzed. This major is thus considered as one of the contemporary and evolving subjects to individuals who aim at delivering their opinions and thoughts to the audience. By studying this major, graduates will be able to practice this career in a professional and competitive manner.

Expected outcomes

Students who study this major will acquire the knowledge, skills and orientations that enable them to work with audio, visual and written media fields through academic and practical programs in editing, developing, presenting and producing news casts, in addition to producing all types of audio-visual programs. These programs will be executed in the labs and studios that are highly equipped with the newest technological means inside the University. Of these skills, we mention the following:

  • Creative skills in developing and writing to pictures and talk shows.
  • Technical skills in editing radio and television works.
  • Advanced skills in producing news casts.
  • Creative skills in developing and producing documentaries.

Fields of work

Graduates from the Radio and Television major shall be able to work in one of the following fields of work:

  • Radio or Television Reporter.
  • Developer and presenter of Radio or Television programs.
  • Radio or Television editor.
  • Photographer
  • Investigative Journalist for Radio or Television.
  • Developer of Radio or Television Reports.

This major shall also provide graduates with the following opportunities if backed with experience and practice:

  • Editor-in-chief for Radio or Television.
  • Program Director in Radio or Television.
  • News Director in Radio and Television.
  • Program Producer.
  • News Cast Producer.
  • Radio or Television Director.
  • Researcher in Broadcast Journalism.
  • Manager of a Radio Station or a Television Channel.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum period for this study is six semesters distributed over three years. The student must achieve successfully 95 credits as follows:

Core Courses 42 credits
Concentration Courses 29 credits
Elective courses 12 credits
University Requirements 12 credits


Study program and Credits

Core Courses (42 Credits):

# Course Code Course Name No. of Credits Course Objectives
1 COMM210 Journalistic Writing 3 Credits This course aims at introducing the student to the principles of journalistic writing, and the types and genres adopted by print media. This is an introduction for the student to comprehend the basics of developing journalistic reports and articles from source to publication in the newspaper.
2 COMM211 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 Credits In this course, the student is introduced to the context and reality of communication in order to promote his understanding of the communication process between the sender and the receiver, distinguish the different types of verbal and nonverbal expression, analyze the elements of the communication process and identify the factors that contribute to its success. This also allows the student to specify how it is manifested among the public opinion while defining the relation between the Media and the audience.
3 COMM212 Media Theories 3 Credits The objective of this course is to acquaint the student with the basic media theories in the field of communication sciences, in addition to their principles and the means of their employment in media productions. It also introduces students to the most important research works of researchers who developed these theories and recent developments in media and media tools. That is achieved by reviewing, studying and analyzing practical models.
4 COMM213 Interpersonal communication 3 Credits This course aims at strengthening the student’s expression skills of a concept, an idea or a state in front of the audience, and communication at its best using voice, body language and other expression tools, overcoming all difficulties through practical exercises.
5 COMM310 News reporting 3 Credits In this course, the student is trained to write news reports for written press, and prepared to achieve a reportage that meets the professional requirements adopted in the field of media.
6 COMM311 Visual Semiotics 2 Credits This course aims at enabling the student to analyze an image, understand the underlying meaning and observe it from different angles in order to read the image in an advanced manner. The student shall thus be able to dive between its different dimensions and interpret its content in accordance with the different schools.
7 COMM312 Introduction to Public Relations and Advertising 3 Credits In this course, the student is introduced to the scientific principles of the concept of advertising and public relations, the different means of influence and measurement of public opinion. It also aims at introducing him to the basics and tools available for employees in the field of public relations and advertising, and acquainting him with the concept of relations in modern institutions and its relationship to society and media.
8 COMM313 Media Psychology 3 Credits This course aims at linking media to theories of crowd psychology. The student studies the concept of personality, the concept of vocational guidance in Media, the types of training programs in the field of Media, the group in Media and its impact on the individual, the psychology of Media communication, the effect of work pressure and psychological combustion in Media work and the art of successful Media intercommunication.
9 COMM314 Introduction to Electronic Media 3 Credits This course aims at providing the student with a general view into the electronic Media, thus enabling him to formulate the principles and skills of working in the field of digital media in relevance to its two dimensions, current and future. The student studies the principles of work, content writing in electronic media, how this science develops, in addition to its relation to other types of media.
10 COMM315 Media, Ethics and Responsibility 3 Credits This course aims at introducing the student to the duties of a journalist, his ethical responsibilities in dealing with any information and how it is transferred to the public opinion, in addition to the basics and rules of publishing which define what is legitimate in journalism.
11 COMM316 Internship 4 Credits In this course, the student is provided with the field expertise, technical skills and personal traits necessary for commencing work in this field of specialty. That is achieved through spending specific time in institutions of deep-rooted experiences.
12 COMM317 Media systems and communication policies 3 Credits This course aims at enabling the student to define the relationship between the different media systems and the actual practices of media in these systems, added to providing him with the ability to distinguish between them, to harmonize the media system with the political system and deduct their pros and cons. The student shall be able to monitor and evaluate the role of media in current conflicts and crises.
13 COMM411 Research methods in media studies 3 Credits This course aims at broadening the student’s intellectual and research horizon by representing the necessary knowledge, skills and orientations of a logical and sound scientific thinking, using scientific means, tools and techniques, leading to scientific conclusions and employing all that is mentioned above in journalism work needed by the student.
14 COMM412 Management of media organizations 3 Credits This course aims at enabling the student to handle the contents of media as a product subjected to the rules of the media market. The student studies the relation between the media product and the administrative processes and functions, i.e. planning, organization, directing, censorship and motivation. Thus, he acquires administrative skills in handling the media content to enable him to manage media work successfully.


Concentration Courses (29 Credits):

# Course Code Course Name No. of Credits Course Objectives
1 CORT310 Media studio 3 Credits This course aims at tackling issues related to Radio and Television by communicating with specialists and experienced persons in this field, inviting them to the university or meeting them outside the campus, during which the student applies the techniques he learned in Radio and Television major.
2 CORT311 Writing for Picture 4 Credits This course aims at enabling the student to write to pictures by learning its principles, steps of scenario development, differentiating between writing to picture and writing for print and enhancing the skills of writing for television.
3 CORT410 Talk Shows 3 Credits In this course, the student is introduced to the different types of televised talk shows, and the key tools for talks through developing, planning, choosing guests and the ability to manage a talk show. It also introduces the student to the television working environment and conditions.
4 CORT411 Voice Performance 3 Credits This course aims at enabling the student to read scripts and present them in accordance with the requirements of Radio and Television works, helping him adapting his voice and enhancing it and introducing him to the different presentation techniques relevant to the different types of news.
5 CORT412 Radio and TV News Editing 3 Credits This course aims at enabling the student to know the basic techniques of fine editing, promoting his ability in reviewing and organizing news editing and introducing him to the main types of journalism, the characteristics of a news script, the elements of a good script and the difference between editing for Radio, Television and Newspaper.
6 CORT413 Radio and TV News Production 3 Credits In this course, the student is introduced to the components of the Radio and Television newscasts, the different types of news included and how they are developed (headlines, news, reports, interviews, live broadcast, and others). It also helps the student understand the roles of different persons in charge of developing the newscast (news manager, editor-in-chief, editors, reporters, producer, anchor and others).
7 CORT414 Live Coverage 3 Credits This course aims at enabling the student to know the fundamentals of political and non-political press field coverage through monitoring events, recording them, conducting field interviews and live on-air interventions. It also introduces the student to the types of news processing for events, and the relation between the journalist and the staff (cameraman, monteur). Students shall be proficient in performance and standing in front of a camera, live on-air interventions and handling emergencies.
8 CORT415 Pre- Production 3 Credits This course aims at teaching students the methodology of developing programs starting from choosing the main idea and subject of the program, defining its objective (political, social or cultural), conducting a scientific research, preparing the content (reality, archive, or internet), choosing the right guests, writing a scenario, planning for program development, defining the baselines for the means of audio (audio equipment, interviews, generic and soundtracks) and visual (scenes, décor, persons and accessories) communications, scheduling filming time, coordinating with the staff, ending with final steps, pre-broadcasting and selecting the program template.
9 CORT416 Documentary Production 3 Credits This course introduces students to the characteristics of a documentary, the techniques of its production and the practical steps adopted enabling them to prepare their graduation projects leading to professional engagement in the field of producing documentaries. Students shall advance gradually from pre-filming phase (choosing the idea, searching, gathering information, selecting audience, selecting guests, choosing sites for filming…) to the filming phase (preparing questions, choosing shots, defining styles…) reaching post-filming phase (scenario, montage and editing). The course also includes watching documentaries, conducting discussion groups with producers to help them be acquainted with real experiences of producing documentaries.
10 CORT490 Final Project 1 Credit This course aims at enhancing students’ skills by conducting a project that houses all the elements they studied in the courses. The student shall plan for the project and carry it out executing all the steps, and finally present and discuss it in front of a committee of specialists in the Major of Radio and Television. The project can be a film, a documentary, a Radio or Television newscast or a Radio or Television reportage.


Elective Courses (12 Credits):

# Course Code Course Name No. of Credits Objectives
1 COMM201 Montage 3 Credits This course aims at enabling students to use editing software for producing videos. Students shall employ skills learned in this course to perform required projects in other courses.
2 COMM200 Photography 3 Credits This course enhances students’ skills in photography and videography after being introduced to photography theoretically. Students acquire the skills of photography, processing and editing videos, focusing on photographs for newspapers and television, and filming and editing news videos.
3 GR201 Current Events 3 Credits This course aims at explaining the correlation and interaction between the role of media and current issues, tackling different fields from a scientific approach, through studying some media related scientific researches, and familiarize with global, Arabic and local examples, and hosting specialists and experts in the field to learn their points of view and discuss them.
4 COMM206 Video Production 3 Credits This course aims at enhancing students’ skills in video production in accordance with scientific and technical standards by teaching them how to build scenes, mastering all steps of the filming process, and apply all what they have learned in the editing course to reach results that are compatible with scientific standards consistent with the labor market.


General University Requirement Courses (12 Credits):

# Course Code Course Name Number of Credits Objectives
1 ENGL201 English Communication Skills I 3 Credits This course aims at enhancing students’ knowledge and skills in English language in relevance to understanding, listening and reading, in addition to comprehending terminology specified to levels exceeding average. Students learn grammar through extensive exercises. The course also aims at reinforcing students’ skills in communication, oral presentations and writing five types of articles.


2 ENGL202 English Communication Skills II 3 Credits In this course, students’ skills in communication are enhanced through exercising debates, discussions and oral presentations in English. The course aims at strengthening students’ abilities in reading, and introduces them to a wide spectrum of advanced terminology related to media, advancing their aural apprehension and their thoughts using English language. It also reinforces students’ abilities in writing articles and reports.
3 ARAB201 Arabic Communication Skills 3 Credits This course aims at improving students’ knowledge and skills related to communication in Arabic language in the following fields: Grammar (parts of speech), principles of writing (rules of writing), writing activities (conditions of writing, letter writing, event speeches, report writing) and using Arabic dictionaries (definition of a dictionary, types of dictionaries, how to detect a word in dictionaries and texts).
4 ARAB202 Arabic Communication Skills II 3 Credits This course aims at enhancing students’ skills in Arabic communication relevant to media work in writings, critiques and analyzing contents of texts and scenes. This is achieved through studying phonetics, eloquence of Arabic language, semantics, literary appreciation skills and arts of writing.



  • Obtaining official Lebanese BACC II degree or any equivalent document.
  • Conducting a placement test in Arabic Language and one of two foreign languages (English or French).
  • Passing the academic orientation stage that determines the suitability of a student’s abilities and qualifications in accordance with the field of study.