Bachelor of Arts
- Radio Production and Studies – This program is ideal for the student who wants to concentrate in radio and audio production, including radio reporting, announcing and producing. Students also get an in-depth understanding of the radio industry, its history and programming, as well as the business model of radio. Students in this program frequently work at Hofstra’s award-winning community radio station, WRHU-FM, either as producers, engineers, reporters, announcers and technicians.
- Video/Television – This Bachelor of Arts program is designed for the student who is interested in working in the television industry, either in front of or behind the camera. Students can choose one of two concentrations in Production/Post-Production, where they study technical creative skills such as lighting, editing, design and filming, or in Television Writing/Producing, which teaches creative concepts such as story development, writing, performing, and directing. Student gain hands-on experience with digital and video formats through work on one of Hofstra’s many TV shows and events. Students in this BA program are required to take 94 semester hours of liberal arts courses, compared to 74 in the BS program for Video/Television.
- Film Studies and Production – Designed for the student who is interested in the production, history and creation of narrative or documentary feature or short films, this comprehensive program allows students to study film theory and history while writing, creating, designing, directing and editing short films through traditional and digital formats.
Bachelor of Science
- Video/Television – While the BA program focuses more on creative skills needed for the television industry, the BS program takes a more technical, specialized approach to television and video production. Courses include advanced television technologies, multi-camera production, a production practicum, as well as a science and computer science component.
- Video/Television and Film -- This program prepares students for careers involving a more technical, specialized approach to television, video and film production. Courses include advanced theatrical production, television technologies, multi-camera production, a production practicum, as well as a science and computer science component.
- Video/Television and Business -- Students in this program get an overview of television production, industry standards and history and participate in an industry internship, while taking coursework in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business in legal issues, marketing and management. This program gives student the specialized skills needed to understand the unique business issues of the media and entertainment industries.
Our department also offers a Minor in Radio, Television, Film requiring 18 semester hours, and is taken under advisement and with approval from the advisor.