Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community

Are you curious about a career in television and broadcasting? Do you watch the news and think about being an anchor? Do you have a knack for recording cool videos or the urge to "broadcast yourself" on YouTube? If this sounds like you, perhaps RU-tv's Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community is for you.

Apply Online

Current, incoming Rutgers University–New Brunswick students, transfers and first-years, are welcome to apply by submitting the Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community online application. Applications are still being accepted. Applications submitted after March 3, 2015, will be waitlisted and considered on a case by case basis.


Take a Video Tour

Join RU-tv living-learning residents Terek Pierce and Matthew Wolfson, and the rest of the RU-tv crew, for a quick introduction to this unique broadcasting immersion experience.


Where Learning and Fun Mix

Here's your chance to hang out with like-minded broadcasting enthusiasts, earn 3 credits, and explore a career in broadcasting. In the fall semester, first-time student residents in the Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community earn 3 credits by taking "Introduction to Media Systems and Processes" through the School of Communication and Information (SC&I). This course focuses on the historical development of mass media institutions and the role of media in society. In the spring, students take an additional communications course, which builds on the fall course. Students are given increasing levels of leadership responsibilities every year they participate.

Students in RU-tv's Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community have:

  • access to video, sound, and editing equipment;
  • in-depth training sessions to learn how to use the television equipment;
  • opportunities to develop and produce original programming for the university’s network;
  • a chance to live and work with a group of passionate students who share an interest in video production; and
  • special guest speakers.

Right at Home

Students in the broadcasting community live in Winkler Hall, located on the Busch Campus. This unique residence hall features three-room suites accommodating six people with two per room and a shared living room and bathroom, complete with carpet, air conditioning, cable TV, and internet access. The suites are just across the street from RU-tv's facilities at Davidson Hall. You're also only a short walk to the Busch Campus Center and the Werblin Recreational Center.

For More Information

Broadcast Communications Living-Learning Community
Tasha Tharrington
Editorial/Media Specialist

Hébert Peck
Assistant Director of Broadcast Operations

Learning Communities:
Ghada Endick, Director
Undergraduate Education