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A student in JAVĿ¼'s Media and Communication program records footage on a camera.
Film and Television
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
  • JAVĿ¼ family:1

Film and Television

Explore your interest in storytelling and cinema through a major or minor in film and television. Develop the writing and production skills needed for a career in video production, television, and film.

Program Overview

As a film and television major, you will study narrative, documentary, and studio genres, combining coursework in production and analysis. You’ll have ample opportunities to create as you enroll in production classes during your first semester at JAVĿ¼. The program includes courses in screenwriting, media law, and film analysis.  

A minor in film and television focuses on media analysis. 

Life After JAVĿ¼

The curriculum is designed to prepare you for a number of exciting careers such as:

  • Film, television, or video producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film or television critic

 JAVĿ¼ has put me in front of a lot of important people in my field. The connections I made through JAVĿ¼ are the reasons why I do what I do. They built confidence in me and gave me opportunities to showcase my work. ”

Josh Ramos

 I instantly fell in love with the interactive nature of media production, and it has awoken a part of my identity that I never truly realized was there. I have learned an abundance of skills and best practices that have prepared me to compete in the job market confidently. ”

Cameron Fernandez
  • Cameron Fernandez '22
  • Media Communication Major

 Film and television studies at JAVĿ¼ offers students a program that joins history, theory, and practice. JAVĿ¼ grads who participate in the film and television studies minor can then pursue careers in writing, production, or academia. ”

Todd Sodano
  • Dr. Todd Sodano
  • Associate Professor, Media and Communication

 In my advanced production class, we produced a pilot episode of a TV show. I was a producer. I enjoy the managing-aspect of the production; being able to oversee the whole project. It’s very stressful, but I learned a lot. You have to know a little about everything – so you can be involved in every aspect of the show’s development. ”