The goal of SCM is to graduate students trained as professional communicators able to convey ideas across a wide variety of media, and to develop in our graduates a critical perspective that brings forward the profound ethical and social responsibilities that come with being a professional communicator. As such we have developed the individual courses and the overall curricular pathway to bring together the theory and practice of communication in the contemporary sports media industry.
For students interested in Sports Broadcasting, we have established a program that trains students in this sports media area through a combination of in-class exercises, out-of-class field production work, and internships with some of the many sports media companies that are located near SHU. Professional sports broadcasters with experience at companies like ESPN, NBC Sports, and The Dan Patrick Show, will provide guidance and feedback throughout the curriculum, and students will have ample opportunity to produce sports media content as both on-air talent and behind the camera producers. All SCM students will graduate with an accomplished digital portfolio/production reel of their work.
A featured element of the Sports Broadcasting track in SCM will be the student-produced Connecticut Sports Show covering High School and College athletics across the state of Connecticut. Students in the Sports Broadcasting track will have the opportunity to produce projects for the show from their first day in the program, and will be expected to work extensively on the show while enrolled in Sports Practicum I and Sports Practicum II classes.