The sports broadcasting program at Dean will prepare you for a career in some of today’s most high-powered entertainment careers and provide you with the experience and knowledge you need to become a successful industry leader.

Program Overview

Sports Broadcasting prepares you with the specialized knowledge needed to perform in the multibillion-dollar sports and entertainment industry. Every course has a practical application. You will hone your skills in audio, video, and digital content production as you work with the College’s radio, TV, and digital resources.

Beyond the Classroom

You will also receive inside looks at some of the most sophisticated sports broadcasting operations in New England including our partnership with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, holding company of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, and the Boston Uprising. Your internship, along with other opportunities to implement what you learn, will have you ready to enter the industry when you graduate.

Uniquely Dean

What makes our Sports Broadcasting program best of breed? 

  • The opportunity to earn credits through one-week courses instructed by industry leaders such as Accenture, Dell and the Pawtucket Red Sox. 
  • Attend the annual Dean Leadership Institute Executive Lecture.  Past speakers have included Robert Kraft, Bert Jacobs, Jonathan Kraft and senior executives from Microsoft and Nike. 
  • Internships at venues like the New England Patriots, Patriot Place, the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Bruins and more!
  • Study abroad in China, Italy, Greece, Ireland, England, France, Spain or beyond. 
  • Primary engagement with The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management.

Degree Offerings

  • Bachelor's Degree*

*The course listing below is based on the Bachelor's Degree program.

Sports Broadcasting Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
COM 121 Introduction to Communications 3
COM 122 Digital Audio Production I 3
COM 123 Digital Video Production I 3
COM 124 Web Design and Social Media Production I 3
COM 211 Media Writing 3
COM 213 Media Concept Creation 3
COM 217 Sports and Entertainment Media 3
COM 223 Digital Video Production II 4
COM 225 Digital Audio Production II 3
COM 305 Sports Reporting 3
COM 343 Sports Play-by-Play 3
COM 345 Talk Show Hosting 3
COM 363 Sports Analysis & Commentary 3
COM 423 Sports Information 3
COM 112, COM 115, or COM 212 Dean Radio or Dean TV 7
DCA 200 Internship Connections: Creating Your Plan 1
DCA 300 The Internship Experience 12
COM 450 Senior Seminar 3
COM 495 Senior Capstone 3
Total Credits 69

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 3
ENG 112 Composition II 3
SPC 101 Communication Fundamentals 3
MATH ELECTIVE Core Mathematics Elective 3
LAB SCIENCE ELECTIVE Core Lab Science Elective 4
ARTS ELECTIVE Core Distribution Arts Elective 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Humanities Elective 3
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH ELECTIVE Core Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective 3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Social Sciences Elective 3
COM 332 Advanced Media Writing 3
COM 327 Applied Professional Communication 3
ELE Upper-Division Liberal Arts Electives 9
Total Credits 43

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELE Open Electives 9
Total Credits 9

* Subject to change
** Based on the Dean College Academic Catalog 2018-19