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. Instruction on play-by-play, color commentary and analysis, interviewing, talk shows and additional reportorial skills for television, radio and the web (podcasts) will be included. 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.

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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. The Providence Bruins and Sports Radio WEEI, as well as several other local TV and radio outlets throughout the Boston and Providence markets, are also teeming with opportunities for students looking to gain valuable experience as they approach the workplace. Internships and real-world experience will help to implement what you learn and will have you ready to enter the industry when you graduate.

Experienced Faculty

As a student in the Sports Broadcasting program, you will learn first-hand from distinguished faculty and industry professionals, including award-winning sports broadcasters John Rooke and Jerry Trupiano. John Rooke, Director of the Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management and Distinguished Executive Faculty, is the Stadium Voice of the New England Patriots with 31 years experience as the play-by-play voice for Providence College Friars Men's Basketball. Jerry Trupiano is an award-winning sports broadcaster, former Voice of the Boston Red Sox and Talk Show host. 

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 Providence Bruins and more! Check out our blog featuring our sports broadcasting students who landed summer job placements despite the pandemic!  
    • Study abroad in China, Italy, Greece, Ireland, England, France, Spain or beyond. 
    • Primary engagement with The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management.
    • Dean College was ranked #6 in Best Undergraduate Teaching in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Colleges, North category. 

Best Undergraduate Teaching Program

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 l 3
COM 123 Digital Video Production l 3
COM 124 Web Design and Social Media Production l 3
COM 211 Media Writing 3
COM 217 Sports and Entertainment Media 3
COM 223 Digital Video Production ll 4
COM 225 Digital Audio Production ll 3
COM 495 Senior Capstone 3
DCA 100 Campus Connections: Making the Transition 1
DCA 110 Career Connections: Developing Your Brand 1
DCA 200 Internship Connections: Creating Your Plan 1
DCA 300 The Internship Experience 3
COM 112, COM 115, COM 116, COM 312, COM 315, COM 355 Dean Radio or Dean TV 7
DCA 350 Future Connections: Launching Your Career 3
COM 305 Sports Reporting 3
COM 343 Sports Play by Play 3
COM 345 Talk Show Hosting 3
COM 423 Sports Information 3
Total Credits 56

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition l 3
ENG 112 Composition ll 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
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH ELECTIVE Core Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Humanities Elective 3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Social Sciences Elective 3
COM 327 Applied Professional Communication 3
UDLA ELE Upper-Division Liberal Arts Electives 9
Total Credits 40

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELE Electives 24
Total Credits 24

* Subject to change
** Based on the Dean College Academic Catalog 2020-21