Master’s in Television, Radio and Film

The Newhouse School’s television, radio and film master’s program gives you the skills you need to be part of the creative, management and production processes of the television, radio, film and online entertainment industries.

About the Television, Radio and Film Master’s Program

The television, radio and film graduate program will show you how movies are directed, how TV and film scripts are written and how radio programs are produced.

In this one-year program, you’ll learn how to tell stories with visuals and audio. You’ll study systems of production, distribution and exhibition. You’ll benefit from experiential learning–working in state-of-the-art studios, operating high-end digital equipment, and participating in hands-on production experiences. You will work with our experienced faculty to build your own program based on your interests and goals.

Who Should Apply to the Television, Radio and Film Master’s Program?

If you dream of screenwriting, directing, producing or working in any aspect of the entertainment industry, our program provides the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to turn your passion into a successful career. Aspiring filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters, future media entrepreneurs, cinematographers and entertainment business analysts will find success with the Newhouse master’s program.

If you are interested in dissecting media content, analyzing trends and providing insightful commentary, the television, radio and film program will equip you with these skills. If you have ambitions of launching your own media venture or startup, our program offers entrepreneurial strategies tailored to dynamic media environments. If you are interested in the business side of entertainment—from management to marketing—this program provides specialized knowledge to succeed in this competitive field.

A student peering into a film camera.

What Will I Learn in the Television, Radio and Film Graduate Program?

The television, radio and film master’s program is designed to put your career on the fast track. You’ll learn the skills, techniques and strategies that top professionals rely on daily. Coursework focuses on production, screenwriting, criticism, business management and trends, the creative process, and entrepreneurial strategies in dynamic media environments.

The program places a strong emphasis on storytelling. You will master the art of screenwriting and gain practical experience in film production, honing your abilities to craft compelling narratives and bring them to life on screen. Develop directing, producing, cinematography and editing skills to create compelling content across various mediums, from film and television to the digital landscape.

As a student in our program, you have the freedom to choose your path. You may choose to learn screenwriting, produce a documentary or create a web-based public service campaign, and then research your audience and market your creation.

You will be exposed to the latest digital media trends and innovations, learning how to leverage emerging technologies to create engaging and interactive content. Equip yourself with essential business management skills tailored to the entertainment industry’s demands and trends.

Work on projects that mirror real industry scenarios and build a portfolio that sets you apart in the competitive job market. Learn from seasoned professionals and renowned experts who have made significant contributions to television, radio and film. Make connections with insiders through our extensive network of alumni, guest speakers and industry events.

Professor Tula Goenka teaching in a television control room

What Opportunities Will I Have in the Television, Radio and Film Program?

Newhouse’s television, radio and film master’s program offers you unique opportunities in and out of the classroom. You will have hands-on experience that mirrors authentic industry scenarios, which will enable you to build an impressive portfolio that will distinguish you in a fiercely competitive job market.

You will have the chance to travel to New York and Los Angeles for seminars with industry insiders. You can work with student media outlets like Orange Television Network and access resources like the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship to enhance your education and allow you to tailor it to your interests and goals.

At Newhouse, you will have access to state-of-the-art studios, high-end digital equipment, and real-world production experiences, enabling you to develop your skills in film, television and radio production.

What if I am Interested in Sports Documentaries and Production?

The television, radio and film graduate program has a Sports Media and Communications (SMC) track run by the Newhouse Sports Media Center. This track includes sports production, play-by-play (radio and TV), television sports anchoring and reporting, sports writing, sports documentary production and more.

Application Deadline

For more information about the M.A. program in television, radio and film, contact Professor Tula Goenka (, Program Director.

For more information about graduate studies at the Newhouse School, contact Martha Coria (, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs.