Film And Television

School of Communication & The Arts

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As a Film and Television student at Marist, you’re ready to discover where your passion and creativity can lead you. With our tools, resources, facilities, and technology, Marist’s Film and Television concentration will help you do just that. You’ll learn from industry professionals and gain the hands-on experience to ensure a successful career in Film and TV after graduation.

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Align Your Film and TV Curriculum With Your Career Goals

The Film and Television concentration in the Media Studies and Production major creates exciting opportunities for you to mold your coursework around your interests. Whether you want to be behind the scenes editing and producing or are drawn to the theory, history, and criticism of film and television, you’ll choose from classes unique to your career goals. Take classes like:


  • Screenwriting for Film and Television
  • Directing the Narrative Film
  • Experimental Film and Video
  • Lighting and Cinematography
  • Audio Production
  • Race and Ethnicity in Film

As a freshman Media Studies and Production Major with a concentration in Film and Television, Jackson was posed with the idea to make a music video by close friend Steven for the Silver Fox Awards, Marist's campus film, music, and media awards event. A year later, Jackson won the award for the best music video as a sophomore with “Spaceship Boy,” the titular track of his EP. The song has nearly two thousand plays on Spotify and its accompanying video has nearly 1.6 thousand views on YouTube.

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Develop Skills To Keep Up With An Ever-Changing Media Landscape

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Writing for Media

Learn to write scripts for episodic television, feature films, web series, and other types of media production.

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Learn to record and edit dialogue, sound effects, voice-over narration, and music for media.
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Edit Film and Video

Marist is an Avid Learning Partner, so you'll learn the same systems and techniques used to edit your favorite TV shows and movies. You can even become professionally certified.
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Become Media Literate

Study the genres, history, and evolution of the media industry. By understanding key figures like Alfred Hitchcock in and larger structures of media industries, students are better equipped to navigate and work in the field.

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Critical Analysis

Apply theories and principles of critical analysis to film and television content. Students become more savvy, skilled, and ethical producers and consumers of film and television media in preparation for work, but also as lifetime citizens in a media-saturated society.
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Digital Video Production

Use UHD cameras, cutting-edge lighting and special devices such as dollies, cranes, and gimbals to shoot eye-popping digital cinema footage.


Produce Content For Real Clients

At Marist, we firmly believe that producing media serving the needs of real clients, rather than simply completing a class assignment, provides real-world skills for an edge in the industry. That’s why our Film and Television students are given the opportunity to produce work for real clients in the community like the Walkway Over the Hudson, the Franklin Roosevelt Home and Library, and Marist’s School of Computer Science and Mathematics, and even collaborate on interdisciplinary projects with students from other majors.

  • Film and TV students are helping produce a documentary film for Criminal Justice faculty member Dr. Julie Raines to raise awareness of problem-solving courts seeking to remedy conditions such as drug addiction and mental illness as an alternative to incarceration.
  • Students produced a recruitment video for the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
  • On the Right: Students in the Comedy Writing Workshop class produced a song parody video of “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande to be used as a promotional video for Marist Dining Services.
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At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.


Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience


Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges


Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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