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    Dean Pre-College Programs: Sports Broadcasting

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Sports Broadcasting
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
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    Overview

    Join us for our Sports Broadcasting Pre-College Program at Dean College! Instructed by John Rooke, Director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management and the voice of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and Providence College men's basketball, students are sure to learn the ins and outs of sports broadcasting.

    Sports broadcasting is by far one of the most popular journalism jobs, thanks to the proliferation of traditional and web-based media outlets that are focused on it. Because of this, high school students who are interested in this exciting profession will certainly benefit from some hands-on experience in the field, making summer sports broadcasting programs a great idea. Dean College offers a robust program that gives budding sports broadcasters plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and experience everything the field has to offer. Even better, students have the option to audit the course or opt to take the class for credit and earn valuable college credits for attending.

    There’s more to sports broadcasting than just a love for the game. Students spend time learning and honing the skills they need to do play-by-play work, as well as general radio and television broadcasts. Play-by-play work involves the ability to understand the game on a very deep level and discuss what’s taking place on the field as it happens, while more general broadcasts discuss the sport, the players, and include plenty of statistics and facts. Professional broadcasters must be able to pull this information up in a few split seconds in order to share it with their audiences in a timely manner. At Dean College, students in summer sports broadcasting programs get a fun-filled taste of exactly what that involves. 

    Summer programs for high school students are a great way for students to get a feel of college life while learning skills that will translate to a future career. All of Dean College’s Pre-College programs award college credit hours at the time of completion. During these courses, students receive valuable experience in the world of sports broadcasting and have the chance to get their feet wet in the field before choosing a college major. 

    The summer sports broadcasting program offered by Dean College is the “real deal,” putting students in front of audiences and behind microphones. By the end of the summer, students have a professional highlight reel that includes a live radio broadcast, as well as a live in-stadium play-by-play of either a professional soccer or baseball game. A television demo reel is included as well, with students giving reports on games after they have taken place. Plus, the program includes lectures given by professionals in the field, as well as plenty of opportunities for fun and growth.

    Additionally, several trips are planned throughout the summer. Students get behind the scenes tours of Gillette Stadium, as well as McCoy Stadium, and they also have some exclusive access to the New England Patriots during the program. This highly coveted access is truly exciting for the students, and it serves the purpose of fully introducing them to the exciting world of sports broadcasting, as professional sports broadcasters are allowed behind the scenes quite often. Additional events include visits to local attractions, like Six Flags, giving participants plenty of chances to get to know one another and bond. If students choose to attend Dean College after high school or any other college/university, they will also earn three college credit hours for their participation in the summer sports broadcasting program.

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