Academic Programs

Television-Radio (B.S.)

Be the voice of your generation.

Broadcast, streaming, social—the world of television and radio today goes way beyond the traditional studio setup. From your first day in the TV-R program, you’ll have hands-on access to our advanced studio spaces with the latest audio and visual technologies.

You’ll learn about storytelling for current and future audiences, and get a feel for life in front of and behind the camera or mic. You’ll also learn what it takes to produce groundbreaking TV dramas, hard-hitting news hours, viral web comedies, popular podcasts—works of art that entertain and make people think.

Our professors are experienced industry professionals who will teach you the technical and foundational knowledge you’ll need to back up your artistic vision. From media theory and analysis to economics and law—and, of course, equipment and software expertise—you’ll gain deep understanding that will make you ready to succeed in a competitive, fast-paced industry.

You’ll work on real-world projects in the Park School’s award-winning media organizations and get help landing your dream internship through our huge network of industry connections and alumni mentors. You can even spend a semester in our Los Angeles program, ICLA, where you’ll learn and live immersed in the Hollywood culture. Or if the East Coast is more your style, our ICNYC program can help you get your foot in the door of the Manhattan media elite.

Half of the TV-R degree requirements can be completed through areas of study, which means you can design your education around your own professional goals. Areas offered include multi-camera TV studio production; single-camera narrative production; nonfiction/documentary production; sports production; on-camera performance, scriptwriting; producing; directing; social media; graphics and animation; and international communications. You can even create your own area of study.

Professional Facilities and Tools

TV-R majors make full use of the Park School's extensive production equipment and instructional facilities. This includes two large high-definition television studios and two radio production studios; over 75 portable high-definition digital video cameras; multiple digital nonlinear video editing stations with Adobe Premiere, Avid, and motion graphics software; a multi-track audio production studio; multiple Pro Tools audio production stations; a master control complex; and a fully equipped high-definition television remote-broadcast truck.

You'll take classes in our media labs and produce audio, video, motion graphics, journalism, media research, and multimedia projects. Our technical staff will help you create your vision every step of the way.

 

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