Radio / Television / Film

Career Potential

Among 2017-2018 Hofstra graduates of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, 91% of the respondents report that within one year of graduation they were employed or attending/planning to attend graduate school. Among all 2017-2018 Hofstra University graduates of the Herbert School of Communication who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $40,000.

Outcomes for Individual Majors in the Department of Radio, Television, Film

Professionals in radio, television/video, 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 from the Department of Radio, Television, Film work at prominent companies and organizations including:

  • ABC/ABC News
  • CBS/CBS News
  • CNN
  • FOX/ FOX News/ FOX News Radio
  • Google Inc.
  • MSG Networks, Inc.
  • NBC/NBC News
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Showtime Networks, Inc.

Graduates have also enrolled in or said they were planning to attend graduate programs at Brooklyn School for Screenwriting, George Washington University, Hofstra University, Iona College, Loyola Marymount University, New York University, Rutgers University, Texas State University, University of Kansas, and University of Mary Washington.

Of the 1,508 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2017 and May 2018, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 83% of the 17-18 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 39% 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.