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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 local 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 audio mixer.

What You'll Get

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

  • Faculty with real-world experience in the field

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does earning a degree take?

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

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

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.

Are internships available for college credit?

Internships are required for credit to complete the major.

Is this field competitive?

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

Why should I choose Mercy College?

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.

Are there jobs in this field?

Yes. Over 50 percent of the program's graduates got jobs immediately after graduation. 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

Curriculum Overview

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. 

 

Program Outcomes

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