New Orleans is ranked as the nation’s #47 radio market. New Orleans is also home to a variety of strong-signal radio stations, competing for market share in a diversity of formats. Whether your passion is to become a talk show host, radio DJ, programming director, sportscaster, newscaster or other radio professional, this city offers plenty of opportunities to learn, grow and connect within its radio industry. Broadcast Nola doesn’t have much use for classrooms or simulated studios. Broadcast Nola participants range from business professionals seeking to promote their expertise or present their talent and drive via the airwaves, aspiring DJ’s and reporters, all the way to radio aficionados who have always dreamed of becoming a radio talk show host.
Current affairs, politics, entertainment, and community activism are but a few of the talk formats Broadcast Nola students train in. We believe, as most industry professionals do, that the best place to learn radio is in the heart of the industry itself. Through our innovative apprentice intern program, combined with our industry relationships formed over the years, we teach you the fundamentals of the radio broadcasting industry and place you as an apprentice inside a real radio station. You are trained by an industry professional with proven experience, and you gain plenty of on-the-job experience along the way. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with lots of other professionals, which greatly increases your chances for getting hired when job openings arise. Discover what Broadcast Nola can do for your future career.
WHY BROADCAST NOLA?
- ▪ We keep you out of debt. Our exceptionally low tuition rate means you can graduate with little or no debt, so you can concentrate on your broadcasting career, not on how you're going to pay your debt.
- ▪ Learn on-the-job. You'll be learning as an apprentice in a real radio station, which means you'll learn the business from the inside.
- ▪ A structured yet adaptable course curriculum. You will be watching someone who makes a living doing what you want to do and applying the things you are learning from being on the job.
- ▪ Connections, connections, connections. As with any creative industry, training alone won't get you where you want to go. The radio industry lives and breathes by connections—the kind you can only make in the real world, not in a classroom or lab. Your curriculum is taught completely on-the-job in a real broadcasting facility, and your "classroom" is the real world. This means you get the chance to meet, interact and network with people of influence—the decision makers in this industry who can one day hire you!
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
At Broadcast Nola, you'll be learning a lot more than just how to work at a radio station. You will learn communications skills that can take you into many different realms of broadcasting, from Radio to Television, and even the expanding field of Internet Streaming and YouTube hosting. Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything you need to become a 21st-century broadcasting professional. It's also why what you will learn in the course is adaptable to fit your goals and interests. Whether you want to be a radio DJ, voiceover talent, sportscaster, news anchor, or even host your own Internet show!
The best thing about the Broadcast Nola program is that you never have to do it alone. Your mentor will be there to help you every step of the way. You'll be learning on-the-job in a real broadcasting facility from a highly experienced broadcasting professional. Develop skills at your own pace, and you can ask your mentor as many questions as you like!
WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM LIKE?
The Broadcast Nola Boot Camp is an intensive combination of homework, practice, and on-the-job experience. Here's just a sample of what you'll learn:
- ▪ Introduction to Editing
- ▪ The Studio
- ▪ Vocal Development
- ▪ Performance Development
- ▪ Copywriting essentials
- ▪ Commercial Announcing
- ▪ Interviewing Techniques
- ▪ News Announcing
- ▪ Specialty Announcing
- ▪ Introduction to Voiceovers
- ▪ Sports Broadcasting Announcing
- ▪ Developing Your Demo Tape
- ▪ Integrating Social Media into Radio
- ▪ Building and Utilizing Your Network
- ▪ Secrets to Landing Your First Job in Broadcasting
In addition to the curriculum listed above, the Broadcast Nola course also includes:
▪ Six months of hands-on training inside a nearby radio station
▪ Convenient training schedule which YOU set
▪ Structured learning using the most in-depth and contemporary radio broadcasting course curriculum available
▪ Audio seminars taught by sports broadcasters, DJs, newscasters, and talk show hosts
▪ Demo tape creation and resume’ assistance
▪ Membership in NOMAI and use of facilities on campus.
Core Career Values
By incorporating the following learning and career outcomes into its programs, Broadcast Nola ensures that members who complete the course can handle themselves in professional, civic, and personal settings.
▪ Effective Communication. Members will demonstrate competence in written communication skills that lead to the clear and purposeful expression of ideas, information, and logical reasoning.
▪ Critical Thinking. Members will demonstrate critical thinking skills to analyze problems, search for evidence to support conclusions, reflectively process information, and formulate solutions.
▪ Job-Specific and Technical Skills. Members will demonstrate competence in program-specific technical skills and an understanding of the common body of knowledge associated with a specific program.
▪ Professional and Life Skills. Members will demonstrate competent professional and life skills that include responsibility, self-motivation, and will make progress toward becoming engaged and self-reliant learners.
▪ Qualifications for Advancement. Members will have the skills and credentials to apply for jobs, change careers, advance in their current workplace, or pursue advanced education.