What is the Television program at Hofstra? Creative, compelling content for every screen, whether streaming over your phone, watching on your laptop, or viewing on your 65 in.-display. Great storytellers are evolving with a changing media landscape. Master the world of visual storytelling at the LHSC.

You’re Needed On Set

See your passion come to life as you work alongside future directors, producers, and talent who help bring your storytelling to the screen.

Inside television studio

The Student Experience

Explore potential career paths with a degree in Television at Hofstra. Develop valuable workplace skills and build a network of professional contacts through internships, study abroad opportunities, campus media outlets, and student organizations.

Student interning at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Students have recently interned at:

  • HBO
  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • Viacom Media Networks
  • The Walt Disney Company
student in tv studio

Gain hands-on experience:

More than a dozen campus media outlets, including Hofstra Entertainment Access Television (HEAT), a student-run network that produces dozens of original programs each year.  

Student taking a photo in Rome.

Go global:

Journey beyond the classroom and experience RomeCuba, NYC through the Herbert School's study away programs.

Learn from Experts

Students in Hofstra’s Television program learn from highly respected and experienced professionals in the industry, including Professor Geoffrey Tarson, an accomplished television writer who has worked for NBC and the Disney Channel, and has written more than 20 produced scripts. He was named to Variety magazine’s 2020 list of top educators around the world and teaches in the new BFA in Writing for the Screen program.

Television by the numbers


Employed, in graduate school, or both


Accepted a job within six months of graduation

Explore Your Career Potential


Growth in employment from 2020 to 2030

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Alumni Success

Recent Hofstra Television graduates work at prominent companies such as MSG Networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Netflix, CNN, and Showtime networks.

Others continue their studies at top graduate schools including George Washington University, New York University, Rutgers University, and elsewhere.

State-of-the-Art Learning Spaces

Learn and create television at Hofstra with the latest in field/mobile gear and in industry quality spaces that include two production studios with 4K ultrahigh-definition cameras, several edit rooms, a post-production color correction suite, Foley/ADR audio studio, and a large screening room.

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Seriously Entertaining

Channel your creativity at Hofstra University’s Television program and learn the skills that will prepare you to work in any professional setting, coast to coast.

students working in the television studio


The Television program at Hofstra offers the biggest variety of degree options available at the School of Communication. Choose from five television-degree options catered to your interests.

The BA in Television Production and Studies focuses on the creative side of the television industry, from scriptwriting and editing to directing and producing. Choose from courses in television aesthetics and criticism, shows and showrunners, sitcom production, sports reporting and production, digital editing, lighting, and single- and multi-camera production.

The BS in Television gives you a more technical, specialized approach to television and video production. Courses include advanced television technologies, multi-camera production, a media production practicum, as well as a science and computer science requirement.

The BS in Television and Film adds a film component to the video/television degree program, with courses such as advanced theatrical production, screenwriting, and cinematography; this degree also requires a media production practicum and coursework in science and computer science.

The BS in Television and Business combines an in-depth overview of television production and industry standards with coursework in legal issues, contracts, marketing, and management. If you are interested in working on the business side of media and entertainment, this program will give you the specialized skills and acumen you need to make killer deals.

The BFA in Writing for the Screen provides instruction for dramatic writers across all platforms, offering deep study in professional writing practice in pre-professional settings, to prepare our graduates to excel in “writing rooms” for all manner of screen media, new and old. As various streaming services emerge and thrive, the demand for new material continues to escalate, and our BFA program is designed to prepare students for this exciting new media landscape. 

Questions about our program?

Contact Us

William, I. Jennings
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Radio, Television, Film
Phone: 516-463-6143

Randal Hillebrand, MBA
Adjunct Associate Professor and Television Area Coordinator
Phone: 516-463-5205