​Television, Radio, and Film

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Learn about the creative, management, and production processes that are the foundation of the entertainment industry.

First, you’ll discover how sight, sound, and motion can be combined to tell the stories that keep us entertained. Later, you’ll channel your studies into a narrower focus that reflects your interests, like screenwriting, producing, or new media entertainment.

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About NewhouseLink

Long recognized as one of the elite schools of mass communication, Newhouse embraces virtually every known form of information dissemination. Programs are rooted in the liberal arts while you learn how to manage and produce for the mass media and other areas of public communications.

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Sample courses for television, radio, and film majors include:

  • Sight, Sound, and Motion
  • Communications Law for Television-Radio-Film
  • Screenwriting
  • Principles and Practices: Television-Radio-Film
  • Topics in Critical and Historic Perspectives

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Practical ExperienceLink

You’ll put your learning into practice and gain new experience through local and national internships. The LA Semester provides a unique opportunity to take entertainment industry-related classes in Los Angeles while working as an intern in your field of interest. You’ll work with passionate alumni and attend social events, TV show tapings, awards shows, and screenings.

New television and multimedia studio facilities give you access to cross-disciplinary learning in news, film, visual effects, set augmentation, and more. Resources like the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and Orange Television Network enhance your education and experience.

Study AbroadLink

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. You can choose from semester, summer, short-term, and yearlong options. The London program has courses specific to television-radio-film.

Life After Syracuse UniversityLink

As a Newhouse graduate with a major in television, radio and film, you can explore such careers as:

  • Executive producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director of programming
  • Multimedia marketing
  • Radio personality
  • Studio communications manager
  • Digital media manager

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You can also pursue graduate training in television, radio and film, as well as many different areas related to the entertainment industry. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.