Make Your Own Path: Broadcast Media Technology

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RCC_broadcast_mediaIf you are dreaming of a career in broadcast radio or television, RCC’s Broadcast Media Technology Program (BMT) is right for you.  This program connects you with the knowledge, skills and internship opportunities needed for career success. Our program is designed for students who want to learn the latest in digital editing techniques and use state-of-the-art equipment. As part of this program, students develop, produce and direct a short video project. Other techniques taught include synchronization, audio mixing, lighting, dubbing and special effects production. You can graduate with a certificate after one year, an Associate’s in Arts after two years, or both after two years.


As in many fields, the starting salaries for graduates of our Broadcast Media Technology Program will vary depending on a variety of factors, including previous work experience and job title.  The U.S. Department of Labor provides the following information on the salaries graduates of our Broadcast Media Technology Program can expect upon entering the workforce:

CAMERA OPERATOR: Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Median pay (MA, 2014): $48,600 per year
$23.37 per hour

The demand for camera operators is expected to grow 5% in MA from 2012-2022.


Median pay (MA, 2014): $45,000 per year
$21.62 per hour

The demand for film and video editors is expected to grow 18% nationally and 7% in MA from 2012-2022.


To learn more about the program, contact:

Justin Petty
Director, Broadcast Media Technology Program
617-427-0060 ext.5393/5502

To enroll in the program, contact our Enrollment Center:
617-541-5320 or 617-541-5310

Text “careerrox” to 95577 to learn more about career and technical education at Roxbury.

MEET OUR GRADUATE:  Michael Graham

Michael Graham_amsDreams have come true for RCC graduate Michael Graham, 29, of Jamaica Plain, Mattapan and now New York, where he landed a job shooting video at Bloomberg News. He knew a four year college would be expensive and that his grades needed to be better. He also had inspiration: his uncle Therman Toon was the first African American TV news photographer in New England.

In 2006, Graham enrolled in RCC and earned both his BMT certificate and an Associate’s in Arts. Eventually he worked at Channel 7/WHDH TV, the same station where his uncle had pioneered decades earlier. Today Graham not only shoots video for Bloomberg, he also shoots auditions for the program called “Family Feud,” and says, “I learned a lot about video at RCC and I learned it helps to have a Plan B.”

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