Students will develop theirs skills as professional communicators while exploring the intersections of media and culture. The program integrates daily production-centered training with regularly scheduled media literacy workshops designed to engage students with the important role media plays in society. In addition, the program includes site visits to media industry locations such as working television studios, as well as field trips to cultural sites. Media professionals from television, radio and film meet with the students and share their knowledge of the industry. Students completing the program will gain a solid foundation in both studio and field production in the classroom as they experience the world of professional communication in the media capital of the USA.