TV-10 courses are taught by faculty and staff who have worked in broadcasting and who work to stay current with the industry.
In 100-level classes (COM 163 TV Production and COM 167 Broadcast News), students take entry-level roles in the daily live shows and get accustomed to the newsroom and control room.
At the 200-level (COM 263 Advanced TV Production and COM 267 Broadcast News II), students are the frontline of TV-10s newsgathering, as reporters and photographers in the field. TV-10 crews cover stories all over campus and all around the Twin Cities of Bloomington and Normal.
At the 300-level (Professional Practice), students get opportunities to earn leadership roles - producing a segment, directing a live show and/or moving to more challenging field assignments. At this level, students can choose their focus each semester: News, Sports or Features. Students in each of these units work together to create content for the live 30-minute shows, and for this website.
TV-10 can help qualified students find internships and jobs at television stations, production houses and sports venues throughout the Midwest and the nation.
TV-10's cooperative arrangements with ISU Athletics and the US Cellular Coliseum give students the opportunity to work camera, audio, graphics and other production positions at more than 100 live sports events each year.
TV-10 has a very involved alumni base and students get many opportunities to meet, network with and learn from these and other hard-working professionals.
CBS2 Reporter Sandra Torres and WTWO Sports Anchor Brett Edwards
were among the alums who visited in April 2016.
Former WGN-TV News Director Paul Davis coached vocals in April 2015 & 2016;
CNN Anchor Don Lemon did a Q & A session in February 2014.
Alum Mike Caplan did a weather workshop in 2013 and NBC5's Stefan Holt came as the guest of alum/co-worker Sandra Torres in 2012.
Alums Jeff Wagner '09 and Danielle Dybas '12 were our hosts on an April 2013 tour of WCIA-TV's studio and newsroom in Champaign.
In September 2012, TV-10 Alum Daralene Jones returned to campus to work with students and share stories of her reporting assignments in Orlando. Memphis and Champaign.