Create, Manage, and Distribute Content

The Television Radio degree (TVR) offers courses in video production (studio and field) and post-production, audio, screenwriting, audience research, programming development and producing, and critical analysis the economics, regulation, and content of popular media. You'll learn to work in fast-paced creative and technical environments with diverse teams, to pitch ideas and analyze programming, and to develop a conceptual framework that will enable you to become a principled decision-maker in a fast-changing media industry.

Students have the opportunity to develop their own "Area of Study" including: Multi-Camera TV Studio Production; Single Camera Narrative Production; Non-Fiction/Documentary Production; Sports Production; On-Camera Performance, Scriptwriting; Producing; Directing; Social Media; Graphics and Animation; International Communications, or you can design your own!  We also offer minors in Animation, Audio Production, Integrated Marketing Communications, International Communications and Live Event Design & Management

Student Media

Student Experiences

Excellent Teaching + Amazing Experiences = Great Careers

You're taught in small classes by professors who excel at teaching and who remain active in their areas of producing, consulting, writing, and scholarship. To put your learning into action in a professional setting, you will be encouraged to become actively involved in one of the Park School's award-winning student media outlets from the moment you arrive on campus.

Because of the experience that students get both on campus and in their internships, they are able to land great jobs right after graduation.  Our alumni hold positions at the very top of the industry, including

  • Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company
  • Nancy Daniels, Executive Vice-President of Production at the Discovery Channel
  • Themys Brito,  executive producer at NY1 Noticias, the Spanish-language counterpart to New York City’s news channel NY1
  • Tab Butler, Senior Director of Post-production, MLB Network
  • Bill D’Elia Director and Executive Producer of How to Get Away with Murder, Harry’s Law, Allie McBeal, Boston Legal
  • Mike Royce Television Writer and Producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, One Day at a Time (remake for Netflix).

Our 2019 grads are already getting great jobs including the prestigious page programs at NBC and CBS, production assistants at MLB Networks and WSYR Syracuse, digital media producers at Fandango and Viacom, and media assistant at Entertainment Tonight.

Chrissy Guest
Chrissy Guest
Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Is Disney doing a good job portraying a diverse cast of animated characters? IC assistant professor Chrissy Guest shares her thoughts on NPR.
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Adrienne Smith holds a teddy bear while standing outside with flowers behind her and Cayuga Lake in the distance.
Adrienne Smith
Television-Radio
Adopted from Korea at six months old, Adrienne Smith has become a campus advocate for adoptees and their families.
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CONTACT THE TVR PROGRAM

Professor Steve Gordon, program director for Television-Radio
email: sgordon@ithaca.edu 

Department Administrative Assistant Karen Armstrong
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