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Radio, Television, Film: Career Potential

Among 2016-2017 Hofstra graduates who graduated from the Department of Radio, Television, Film, 96% of the respondents report that within one year of graduation they were employed or attending/planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who graduated from the Department of Radio, Television, Film, and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $39,000.

Professionals in radio, television and film production careers work in positions such as broadcast technician, radio operator, sound engineering technician, camera operator, film and video editor, and producer and director. Recent graduates work at prominent companies and organizations including:

  • NBC / NBC News
  • Showtime networks
  • Viacom Media Networks
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
  • HBO
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • iHeartMedia
  • 1010 WINS Radio
  • Fox News Radio
  • Marvel Entertainment
  • Lionsgate
  • News 12 Long Island

Graduates have also enrolled in or said they were planning to attend graduate programs at Columbia University, New York University, Boston University, University of Southern California Otis College of Art & Design, American Film Institute, Brooklyn School for Screenwriting, and Hofstra University, among others.

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.