Mercy College TV Studio

Media Studies: Radio and Television Production

Bachelor of Science
  • 120 Credits
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • Dobbs Ferry

The Radio and Television Production concentration teaches students the technical skills needed to gain entry-level positions in the field of radio and television production. Through hands-on instruction, students learn and practice several styles of production. They include multi-camera studio productions producing TV talk shows and fictional narratives, in addition to single camera fictional narrative production, TV news production, video documentary production and video editing. Radio courses cover console operation and announcing, audio recording for radio, writing, and producing. All courses for this concentration are taught on the Dobbs Ferry Campus in our television and radio studios.

A teaching moment in Mercy's TV and Radio Production studios.

Media Studies: Radio and Television Production Overview

The Media Studies: Radio and Television Production concentration, with a challenging course of study in technical and non-technical skills. It’s for students who work well in communal environments like sharing ideas to facilitate a creative experience.

You’ll gain analytical, technical, and practical skills through academic course work, hands-on studio application, and internships with media outlets. Graduates of the program are well equipped to compete in the broadcast marketplace.

If you want to broadcast to millions, Mercy can help you get there.

In the control room of a television production.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include: 

Producer, camera operator, scriptwriter, technical director, graphics producer, video editor, production coordinator, video librarian, production manager, stage manager, post production manager, lighting director, facility manager, tape operator, radio announcer and radio audio mixing technician.

TV studio control room

The Mercy Advantage

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Access to state-of-the-art production facility including equipment for field production, post production and radio production.

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Faculty with real-world experience in the field.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Internships are required for credit to complete the major.

Internship locations include:

NBC Universal

Viacom

News 12

CBS-TV and Radio

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Yes. That’s why we ensure you’ll be as prepared as you need to be. "Luck" happens when preparedness intersects with opportunity.

We’re one of the few four-year colleges in the region that offer a specialization in radio and television production. You’ll get the hands-on training you might not get elsewhere. Also, production courses are specialized, so you’ll become very knowledgeable with that application.

Yes. Over 67 percent of the program's graduates got jobs after graduation in the field they studied or related fields. These graduates work in both technical and non-technical positions at CNN, NY; Fox News, NY; Titan Sports, CT; WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL; RNN, NY; WNBC-TV News; WABC-TV; Family Channel; ESPN, NY and ESPN, Florida.

Program Details & Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences

General Education Requirements: 60 Credits

Major Concentration
Media Studies: 48 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog. 

 

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Develop appropriate creative, technical, and communication skills necessary for work in media related fields
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for careers in their chosen fields
  • Use media technology to communicate and present material as per their major
  • Create personal and social presentations in their chosen media
  • Find ready employment in their chosen fields or continue onto advance study

Full-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty