Film, Television and Digital Production

Courses

You’ll take hands-on courses in TV studio production, single-camera production and narrative filmmaking. Here are a few experiences to look forward to.

A student sitting on the 'Friends' couch at Warner Bros. Studios.

Semester in Los Angeles

Internship program

Intern and take Media School classes in the heart of the entertainment industry. Students in the Semester in Los Angeles program live in shared apartments adjacent to the Warner Brothers and Universal Studios lots, take hands-on classes in the historic Raleigh Studios and intern at companies including NBCUniversal, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and FOX Sports.

Learn about Semester in L.A.

Short Film Production

Create a short film with the Vltava River as your backdrop. Short Film Production is a four-week field experience course in Prague. You’ll work with a Media School professor and faculty from Prague’s national film school on screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing.

Experiments with the Film Camera

Explore techniques and concepts of experimental filmmaking, and build on the foundation of your other production classes. Practice basic cinematography, visual storytelling skills and the fundamentals of digital editing.

Student work

Vanity

Zach Milnamow and Elizabeth VanBuskirk produced this music video for the song “Vanity,” written and performed by local music duo GraceKellie.

Read about the project

Description of the video:

The screen shows a girl playing the piano and another playing a drum set. Their instruments are in the woods.

The camera does a close shot of the pianist’s fingers before showing two dancers, also in the woods.

The pianist begins to sing:

He asks what I've done sinfully

He asks who keeps me company

He asks about my selfish needs

He asks what's gotten into me

And I tell him vanity I tell him vanity

My newfound vanity

From the depths of my lungs it's all just vanity

The camera shows the dancers moving asynchronously.

The camera shows the singer and the drummers’ hands.

He asks why I'm the only one I see

He asks why I don't feel lonely

The camera shows one dancer.

He asks if it's him I need

He asks what is wrong with me

And I tell him vanity

The camera shows the dancers dancing synchronously.

I tell him vanity

My newfound vanity

From the depths of my lungs it's all just vanity

It's understanding confidence

And so he's reprimanding what he doesn't know

Beauty is a stranger and so he turns away

Am I so brilliant afraid of what I'll say

So I'll claim my vanity

My newfound vanity

From the depths of my lungs

Black Film Center/Archive

Center

The Black Film Center/Archive is a resource for scholars, students and researchers studying films and related materials by and about Black people. Included are films that have substantial participation by Black writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians and consultants, as well as those that depict some aspect of Black experience.

Visit the BFC/A’s website

Center for Documentary Research and Practice

Center

The Center for Documentary Research and Practice supports faculty and students who make documentaries; serves as a research hub for historical, theoretical and critical research on nonfiction film and video; and hosts visiting artists and scholars who are working on projects with nonfiction media components. The center provides direct assistance in the form of technological and creative support for projects, and it also serves as a forum for faculty and students to present completed and in-process work.

Visit the CDRP’s website

Careers

This concentration will prepare you for careers in for cinema, television, games and web-based communication. Through our alumni network, including the “Hollywood Hoosiers,” we’ll introduce you to veterans in all aspects of the business who will connect you to meaningful internships and guide you along your career path.

Kyle Benham

Do you want to be a writer? Write now. Write every day. Want to direct? Find another student that wants to be a writer, and direct their scripts. Want to produce? Find another student that wants to direct, and produce their projects. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to achieve your goals.

Kyle Benham, BA’09, producer/director/writer at Pale Moonlight Cinema