Television and Film, Bachelor of Science
St. John’s University, with its history of excellence in television and film education, offers students a thorough understanding of the art and craft of all areas of video and celluloid production, as well as a comprehensive grasp of the business structures and practices of the television-film industry.
Regional employment projections indicate steady labor market demand for television and film production-related occupations for the long-term. Secondary sources indicate that the labor market for television and film production-related occupations can be competitive. Rising above the competition, and gaining access to this industry, is what the Bachelor of Science degree program in Television-Film at St. John's University will help you accomplish.
The B.S. degree program in Television-Film offers a far-reaching course selection - over 50 different Television-Film courses - in writing, production, post-production, animation, special effects, sound design, performance, theory, critical studies, and the business of television-film.
Along with its extensive course offerings, the Television-Film program presents a wide array of dynamic industry internships in New York City, the media capital of the world.
The Television-Film program boasts two division-supported, co-curricular student clubs (in television production and film production), allowing for even more extra-curricular hands-on experience.
The program draws on the guidance and insight provided by the Television-Film Advisory Council, composed of successful professionals in a broad range of television and film careers.
All of this, along with our state-of-the-art facilities, helps our acclaimed faculty of professionally-experienced scholars to provide our students with an extraordinary Television-Film education.
Prof. Alla Baeva
Director of Program / Director of Internships
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When you graduate with a B.S. in Television and Film, you will have received:
- Intensive classroom instruction detailing the history of film, television, and web-based media
- A thorough grounding in film and television theory
- Training in all relevant production techniques, including but not limited to directing, writing, camerawork, lighting, editing, sound recording and mixing, and special effects
- Opportunities for hands-on learning at St. John’s university’s state-of-the art television center, both through classroom instruction and participation in extracurricular organizations
- Courses in management, marketing and business of media, as the industry values professionals with strong business skills
Global Approach to Education
Television and Film majors also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome or Paris campuses, or participate in a global choice of exchange programs at universities around the world, including the West Indies, England, Sweden, Japan, Australia, and Chile.
The following short-term courses are designed and have been offered for students with majors within the Division of Mass Communications, including Television and Film:
- COM 8000 - Communications in India
- COM 8001 - Mass Media in Russia
- COM 8003 - Mass Media in Italy
- COM8004 – Mass Communication in Ireland
- COM 8006 – Media, Culture and Communication in France
- COM 8008 - Communications in Spain
The state-of-the-art broadcast studio and post production facilities on our Queens campus allow our Television and Film students to obtain direct, hands-on, cutting-edge, professionally-oriented training, including computer animation, motion graphics, special effects, green screen and other technologies needed for success in the film and video industries.
Students also enjoy outstanding internship opportunities, thanks to our program's extensive professional connections in the New York area's world-class television, internet, and film industries. Our students have interned at CNN, NBC, MTV, HBO, A&E, The Daily Show, Steiner Studios, Miramax, and many other leading media organizations throughout the New York City metropolitan area.
Students gain an academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. The College of Professional Studies offers membership in clubs and societies of special interest to Television and Film majors:
- St. John's University Television Club (WRED): members prepare for the competitive television/media industry by providing access to St. John's state-of-the-art equipment. Students are able to write, direct, product, edit and act in video productions.
- The Society for Performing and Communications Arts: students develop independent projects to broaden their academic, creative and professional growth, as well as promote their work through the coordination of film festivals, the staging of plays, and visual art exhibitions.
- WSJU: the student-run campus radio station offering academic credit and practical broadcast experience for students interested in the field of radio.
Students also may qualify for any of St. John's varied honor societies. For example, you can apply to The College of Professional Studies Honor Society, which recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and involvement in campus, community and church activities.
Other facilities include high-tech classrooms, computer laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D’Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.
Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students also make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.