Founded in 2001, HEAT is Hofstra’s student-run network and home to Director’s Cut, Two Week’s Notice, Sports Beat, Hofstra Today, and the College Television Award-winning sketch comedy show, Thursday Nite Live. HEAT accepts members from all majors at Hofstra to join in producing first-rate content. When you work on HEAT shows, you’ll gain not just industry experience, but a network of friends and professional contacts that will last a lifetime.
Hofstra Filmmakers' Club
Hofstra Filmmakers Club (HFC) is the Herbert School's student-operated film production club. Founded in 2000, HFC offers students opportunities to develop skills, showcase their work, exchange ideas, and share their experiences. Membership is open to all students who are genuinely interested in film production.
WRHU 88.7 FM
The multiple Marconi Award-winning student-run community radio station has been home to the NHL’s New York Islanders for more than a decade. In 2021 the Academy of Radio Arts and Sciences of America selected WRHU to receive the World Radio Day Award. Representing more than 60 years of broadcasting excellence, WRHU’s impressive alumni span leadership and talent positions across the media industry.
This is an advanced practicum dealing with creative production in aesthetic and technical phases. Students are responsible for all phases of producing independent television programs of various genres. Every year, teams of television students create full length episodes of their own concepts. The Spring ‘21 shows included:
Label’d – Third annual music competition in collaboration with Hofstra’s Unispan Records
The Herbies – The Herbert School’s television awards show
The Underdog – Hofstra’s first dog-friendly reality television competition
Inside the Team – A mockumentary series about the least legendary sports moments
Safety in Numbers – Hofstra’s own competitive reality show
Media Action Projects
RTVF 145 focuses on writing, researching, planning, and producing programs for nonprofit and community-based organizations. Working with clients, students develop an understanding of how media productions can assist in community outreach and action.
Required Radio is a student-run club that allows all Hofstra majors to create and broadcast their own podcasts. Every member has the opportunity to create their own show and is responsible for is production and hosting. Podcasts vary on topics from sports to video games to arts, music, culture and current events.
Students in this intermediate class write and produce original content within a wide range of nonfiction television genres. The Spring ‘21 class created a new show centered around overcoming the challenges of COVID on campus. Pride and Perseverance features profiles of student organizations, community service, residence life, and more.
Hofstra Votes LIVE
Hofstra Votes LIVE is a multi-platform Election Night broadcast, simulcast live across Hofstra University television, Herbert School social media and WRHU 88.7 FM. More than 150 students participated in 2020 as members of WRHU, HEAT Network, and The Hofstra Chronicle collaborated to cover national and regional races. In addition to the four-hour simulcast on the evening of November 3, Herbert School students also produced an election preview show, “Hofstra Votes LIVE: Charting the 2020 Election,” which showcased student-produced packages and live discussions.
Hofstra University Student Film Festival
The Annual Student Film Festival showcases the best work in narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary genres created, produced and directed by Herbert School seniors, juniors, and sophomores. More than 35 films were shown over two days in May 2021 during the 24th Annual Film Festival. Class of 2020 graduates were also invited to participate since last year’s festival could not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.