To master their technical skills, students put on a series of live shows that air on GUTV, cable channel 15, which is accessible in the greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, viewing area. GUTV also posts its broadcasts on its YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gonzagatv15). Students engage in all aspects of the creation and production of these shows, including on-air roles, camera work, directing, mixing audio, using field cameras and non-linear editing.
The program offers a class in live sporting events, during which students gain experience broadcasting games from Gonzaga’s remote-production truck.
Internships in broadcasting-centric workplaces allow students to transfer knowledge and experience acquired in classes to the professional world. Each semester, Spokane’s television and radio news organizations invite our students to work alongside professionals in a range of appropriate roles. University credits toward major course requirements are available for internships, which must be approved by the faculty.