Radio & Television

Learn the five components of television: camera operations, audio, lighting, writing, and editing.


Do you want to know how to produce a television show, be a news reporter or shoot and edit your own films? Would you like to be on the cutting edge in the communications field? If these are career paths that are appealing to you, then consider signing up for this program. Video and Radio Production and Media Studies will provide instruction in various communication, media, production, and technical functions and tasks performed by employees, including management personnel, in broadcasting and communications occupations.

Emphasis will be placed on career opportunities, production, programming, announcing, equipment operation, news and sports casting, broadcasting regulations and laws, technical, oral and written communication, and listening skills. In addition, students will learn proficient journalistic skills with news writing for print, radio and television.

Video and Radio Production and Media Studies students will learn the five components of television: camera operations, audio, lighting, writing, and editing. Students will have the opportunity to learn editing, directing, producing, camera operation, audio and lighting techniques and skills. You will train on professional equipment, creating a variety of video projects, including music videos, commercials, and short films along with professional news packages and stories. Students should have a strong interest in fine arts, speech, production, journalism, and electronics.

Students can receive a Core 40 and a Technical Honors Diploma credit. 
Students enrolled in this course are also eligible for dual credits through Vincennes University.


  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Ball State University
  • Vincennes University
  • Indiana State University


  • Editor
  • Production Assistant
  • News Anchor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Photographer
  • Sportscaster
  • Journalist
  • News Reporter



Mr. Milligan is a first-year teacher in Career and Technical Education this year. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and will have his Master’s Degree in Communication in May of 2021 from Purdue Northwest. While at the University of Kansas he worked for the Jayhawk basketball, football, baseball and soccer programs. He worked as a Television Director and Producer for KUJH-News in Kansas, and also did work for ESPN, Fox Sports, NFL Network and CBS sports. He worked for the Kansas City Royals baseball organization as a Sports Reporter and Web Producer. He was on-air talent as a Sports Broadcaster and  the Social Media Manager for KPQX, KOJM, and KRYK. He has also worked locally as an on-air talent and Producer for Lakeshore Public Media, WIMS and several other radio stations throughout Northwest Indiana. Mr. Milligan was also a Radio student at WDSO in high school at Chesterton High School. In his spare time he loves to kayak, fish, run and work out. He does anything to stay healthy and active! He plays the guitar and sings in a band with his sister’s husband. They are called The In-Laws! He really enjoys cooking and can make anything taste great on the grill. He says, “As always, how bout dem’ Cowboys and Rock Chalk!”

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