Television Production Degree Programs and Courses

Television producers oversee the writing, directing and editing of television shows. Read on to learn more about related degree programs. Find out about courses you're likely to take. Schools offering Radio Broadcasting degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What is Television Production?

Television production is a field that includes all aspects of planning, filming and airing television shows and news programs. Producers might choose scripts, organize funding, direct filming or edit a program. Job duties for producers differ depending on the type of show they work on and their employer.

A television production degree allows you to work as a television producer, camera operator, sound or lighting director, floor manager or editor. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ('www.bls.gov') reported that in 2008, television producers earned approximately $55,000 per year. The field is extremely competitive and advancement mainly depends on experience.

What Degrees Are Available?

Common undergraduate degrees include an Associate of Science in Television Production, Associate of Arts in Television Production, Associate of Applied Science in Television and Video Production, Bachelor of Arts in Television Production and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Picture and Television Production. Graduate degrees include a Master of Fine Arts in Television Production, Master of Arts in Television Production and a Master of Science in Television Production. Arts and fine arts programs tend to focus on the creative aspects of production, while science programs concentrate typically on operations, engineering and planning.

A television production or television and video production associate's degree program will teach you the basics of creating, filming and airing television shows. Workshops in the school's television studios and internships will allow you to build a portfolio.

In television production bachelor's degree programs, you'll expand your knowledge of show creation, editing, planning and studio operations. Workshops, studio work and internships allow you to produce television shows. Film, motion picture and movie bachelor's degree programs teach you about funding, directing, editing and advertising major motion pictures. In new media degree programs you learn about digital television production and Internet communication.

Television production master's degree programs will teach you advanced production skills, including show management, cable production standards and scriptwriting. In a fine arts program you'll learn how to write and direct dramas, documentaries, sportscasts and news shows. You will build a portfolio through studio work and internships.

What Will I Study?

In an undergraduate program you'll study audio and video engineering, broadcast writing and announcing, scriptwriting, special effects, staging, film genres and advertising. Labs, internships and studio work supplement lectures.

Graduate coursework may cover more specialized or advanced topics such as multi-camera production, episode writing, Spanish language television production, television theory, production techniques and news reporting. You may also complete internships, a capstone project and a thesis.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

  • 1. Degree Options:

Popular Schools

  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Grand Canyon University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Full Sail University

    Full Sail University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Full Sail University:

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • Florida: Winter Park
  • Southern New Hampshire University

    Southern New Hampshire University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Southern New Hampshire University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Sanford-Brown

    Sanford-Brown responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Sanford-Brown:

    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • Florida: Orlando, Tampa
    • Illinois: Chicago
    • Minnesota: Mendota Heights
    • Nevada: Henderson
    • Washington: Tukwila
  • University of the Rockies

    University of the Rockies responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at University of the Rockies:

    • Doctoral
    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Kaplan University

    Kaplan University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Kaplan University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Colorado State University Global

    Colorado State University Global responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Colorado State University Global:

    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

 More Schools