Top Graduate Schools for the Study of Television Production
Learn about the top television production education programs available at the graduate degree level. Read on for school rankings and locations as well as program requirements and curriculum.
Top graduate schools offering television production programs include the following two, both of which have been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report. One in California and one in Texas, both universities offer master's degrees that provide a thorough education in film and television production, including the opportunity to film, direct, and edit production pieces of their own, sometimes in professional studio settings. Both master's degree programs in television and film production require three years to complete. Read on for additional details for each of the programs.
Top Television Production Graduate Schools in the USA
1. University of Southern California in Los Angeles
The University of Southern California (USC) was ranked among the top 30 schools in the nation in 2010 by U.S. News and World Report. Because of its location in L.A., USC is a popular school among students interested in television production.
The university's School of Cinematic Arts offers a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production. The program, which is usually completed in three years, includes courses in television directing, news writing, cinematic communication, film and television acting, television station management and television documentary production. In addition to classroom courses, students learn television production skills through hands-on production projects with film and television studios.
2. University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin was named in 2010 as one of the top 15 public schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The university's Department of Radio-Television-Film offers a 3-year Master of Fine Arts in Film and Media Production. The program allows students to film, produce, and edit films and documentaries through courses in television writing, alternative media, production techniques, and reception studies. In the third year, students demonstrate their proficiency in film and television production with a comprehensive thesis project.
List of 20 Good Television Production Graduate Schools in the USA
|College/University Name||Student Population||Address||Phone Number|
|The University of Texas at Austin||49,984||Austin, TX 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|Michigan State University||46,510||East Lansing, MI 48824||(517) 355-1855|
|New York University||42,189||70 Washington Square S., New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|University of Arizona||38,057||1401 E. University, Tucson, AZ 85721||(520) 621-2211|
|Temple University||35,490||1801 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122||(215) 204-7000|
|San Diego State University||34,889||5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182||(619) 594-5200|
|University of North Texas||34,830||Chestnut Ave., Denton, TX 76203-1277||(940) 565-2000|
|University of Southern California||33,747||University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089||(213) 740-2311|
|Boston University||31,766||One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215||(617) 353-2000|
|San Francisco State University||30,014||1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132||(415) 338-1111|
|The University of Alabama||27,014||739 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35487||(205) 348-6010|
|DePaul University||24,352||55 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604||(312) 362-8000|
|Ohio University||21,369||Athens, OH 45701||(740) 593-1000|
|Ball State University||20,243||2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306||(765) 289-1241|
|Syracuse University||19,366||Syracuse, NY 13244||(315) 443-1870|
|Northwestern University||19,291||633 Clark St., Evanston, IL 60208||(312) 491-3741|
|CUNY Brooklyn College||16,689||2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210||(718) 951-5000|
|University of Miami||15,323||Coral Gables, FL 33124||(305) 284-2211|
|Southern Methodist University||10,965||6425 Boaz St., Dallas, TX 75275||(214) 768-2000|
|Emerson College||4,536||120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116||(617) 824-8500|
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