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Top Media Production Universities: List of Schools

Students interested in earning a media production degree will learn about two of the top schools in the country to offer such programs. Read on to learn information about school rankings for institutions offering top media production programs, as well as curriculum and graduation requirements.

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Schools Overview

The following schools represent two of the best to offer media production degree programs, including bachelor's and master's degrees. Located in Texas and Massachusetts, both schools have been highly ranked by the US News & World Report and offer programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students may have the opportunity to focus their studies on a concentration; depending on their specializations, practicum or projects, such as the direction or production of student films, may be required.


Top Schools for Media Production

1. The University of Texas at Austin

The graduate fine arts programs offered at University of Texas in Austin (UT-Austin) were ranked 15th by US News & World Report in 2008. The school offers at least two degree programs in broadcasting through the school's Department of Radio-Television-Film.

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film and Media Production degree program is for students who plan to pursue professional filmmaking. The program emphasizes both documentary and fiction types of films and includes coursework in production design, audio for picture, writing for media, and new media technology. By graduation, students will have directed at least four films.

Undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film degree program study media production and screenwriting skills. Classes include history of radio, television and film, communication and culture, documentary production and digital media.

2. Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts

Emerson College, ranked 14th among the best regional universities in the North by the US News & World Report in 2011, is located in the heart of Boston and is the only liberal arts school in the U.S. dedicated to communication and the arts. The college offers two bachelor's and one master's degree programs related to media production.

The Bachelor of Arts in Media Production program is designed for students who are planning careers in media criticism, publishing, and research. Classes include writing for various media, field production, and studio production. Students choose a concentration from 13 areas, including film, animation, interactive media, radio, documentary film, experimental media, studio television, audio design, screenwriting, cinematography, direction, production, and post-production.

The school offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Media Production program, for those interested in an in-depth study of the artistic side of media production. Students in the BFA program are required to complete a production project before graduation.

An MFA in Media Production program is for those who wish to work in media production or teach at the university level. The program explores narrative fiction, documentary, and experimental production, with classes in digital media and culture, computer animation, directing fiction narrative and interactive production. Students can emphasize an area of study in animation, experimental media, documentary, interactive art, installation, sound design, or fiction narrative.

List of Good Media Production Schools

College/University Name Total Student Enrollment Address Phone Number
The University of Texas at Austin 50,995 Austin, TX 78712 (512) 471-3434
Florida State University 39,785 211 Westcott Bldg., Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850) 644-2525
George Mason University 32,067 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 993-1000
Boston University 31,960 One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (617) 353-2000
University of Iowa 28,987 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 (319) 335-3500
University of Illinois at Chicago 26,840 601 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 996-7000
Columbia University in the City of New York 24,230 116 St. and Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (212) 854-1754
Ohio University 22,647 Athens, OH 45701 (740) 593-1000
Syracuse University 19,638 Syracuse, NY 13244 (315) 443-1870
Stanford University 18,498 Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-2300
CUNY Brooklyn College 17,094 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210 (718) 951-5000
CUNY City College 16,212 160 Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031 (212) 650-7000
University of Miami 15,629 Coral Gables, FL 33124 (305) 284-2211
The University of Montana 14,921 Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-0211
Montana State University 12,348 Bozeman, MT 59717 (406) 994-0211
Columbia College Chicago 12,127 600 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 663-1600
Savannah College of Art and Design 9,906 342 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31402 (912) 525-5000
Chapman University 6,398 One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866 (714) 997-6815
Emerson College 4,556 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 (617) 824-8500
San Francisco Art Institute 571 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 771-7020
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