The future of media is now and it will be televised, broadcast, printed, and uploaded to the Internet for all to see. The digital media program will help you join the media revolution, providing you with advanced equipment and instruction in the convergence of video production, television broadcast, radio and Internet journalism.
Digital cameras and camcorders are available for checkout to all students through the Teaching and Learning with Technology Center (TLTC). All BVU-issued laptops provide access to Adobe Creative Suite CS5. The Lage Communications Center contains a Mac design lab with Adobe CS5 graphic and photo work, as well as industry-standard software for video and audio editing, an Epson 7800 large-format roll printer, Epson 3800 photo printers, and high-definition video cameras available for checkout through the University Cable Network.
The Tack has been BVU's student newspaper for over 100 years. Students involved with the multiple award-winning Tack cover the campus community with an online news publication. The staff generally includes more than 40 students from a variety of majors who fill all production roles as reporters, photographers, designers, advertising representatives, department editors, and editors-in-chief. Collaborating with other campus media, The Tack provides online multimedia journalism at www.bvtack.com.
KBVU, "The EDGE," 97.5 FM, broadcasts from a digital studio and production facility. The radio station has 3,500 watts of power and can be heard in a 40-mile radius. Each spring, the station sponsors and organizes EDGEfest, a music festival which draws bands from across the country and raises money for charity. You can listen to KBVU at edge.bvu.edu.
The University Cable Network (UCN) is BVU's campus television production facility and cable broadcasting company. UCN serves Storm Lake, as well as nearby Lakeside and Alta. The studio also produces corporate and educational videos. Many productions utilize high-definition cameras.
Studio productions cover sporting, cultural, and news events, offering extensive opportunities for students across campus to get involved in writing, producing, shooting and starring in original programming. Around 25-40 students participate in the UCN each year, filling all production roles on and off camera.
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