Radio, Television, Film

At Hofstra University's Department of Radio, Television, Film you will learn the art and craft of creative storytelling in radio, video/television, film and new media. Our programs, along with easy access to the media-rich resources of New York City, are designed to prepare students for the challenges that await them in the dynamic, transformative world of mediated communication.

Our students have access to a rich variety of resources including:

  • Award-winning faculty who are industry experts, working professionals, and accomplished scholars, including Emmy Award winners, groundbreaking documentary and feature filmmakers, radio personalities, writers, editors, and producers.
  • State-of-the-art television, film and radio facilities including two studios and student-run radio station, WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, in which to work and learn, as early as the first year
  • Unparalleled real-world experience on and off-campus, including hundreds of internship opportunities within 25 miles of New York City, the media capital of the U.S.

With programs that combine a strong liberal arts framework with the latest media technology, our students are taught to think critically as they explore countless opportunities to express themselves creatively and prepare for professional careers as the next generation of communication leaders.

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Meet the students, faculty, and staff of the Herbert School and RTVF Department: 

2019-20 at LHSC

Herbert School 360 is The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication's aggregation news site featuring student produced content. Our live productions are streamed through Herbert School's livestream page


The production facilities are also our classrooms

Check out our 2018 student program compilation and behind-the-scenes reel.

Our students gain experience in the biggest media market in the U.S.

The RTVF Internship Program encourages students to excel at their talents.

“My internship at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has prepared me for the TV industry more than I could have imagined. I’m thankful I had the opportunity during my time at Hofstra to learn under such a welcoming company.”

--Sam Thor, Class of 2019