An Accelerated Sportscasting Degree
Published on Feb 28, 2019 by Shae Ryan
Full Sail University partnered with Dan Patrick to develop an accelerated bachelor’s degree program for those seeking a career in sports media and entertainment.
To keep up with the demands of a content-hungry audience, sportscasters are evolving as they turn to mediums such as podcasts, web shows, and social media. To break into this field, one must be equipped with a thorough understanding of these mediums and the best methods to keep an audience engaged.
Introducing Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting.
This school was designed to provide students with real-world experience and advanced knowledge of sports media and broadcasting. Throughout the program, students build a foundational understanding of multimedia journalism, focusing on elements such as interviewing, news-gathering, reporting, and storytelling. The bachelor’s degree program is also accelerated in comparison to traditional universities – 20 months on campus, or 29 months online – allowing students to become accustomed to and prepared for the fast pace of the industry.
Full Sail has developed a partnership with neighboring Rollins College to provide essential experiences for students as they call and provide color commentary for around 150 basketball, soccer, and volleyball games each year.
Industry experts often visit the campus to give special presentations, stream informative lectures for those studying online, and meet with current students to provide feedback. Renowned sports journalist Bill Simmons visited the campus to discuss the industry and how the field has changed with the rapid evolution of technology. ESPN veteran Sage Steele also hosted a Q&A session for students interested in pursuing a career in sportscasting.