Are you a notorious movie junkie? Do you love telling and sharing stories? If the answer to all those questions is “yes,” you might be the perfect candidate for Buffalo State College’s Media Production program.
Media production is the art of visual storytelling through film and sound. Media production students learn the foundational skills of shooting, producing, and editing video, as well as the basics of lighting and sound production. They create visual media that is broadcast on television, posted on blogs, shared on podcasts, and/or posted on social media. Media production students are prepared for work in industries such as film, television, advertising, marketing, journalism, and sports media.
“Ultimately, effecting change in the film business starts with schools. As faculty members we want to guide students to be more inclusive and think more broadly,” said Meg Knowles, associate professor who teaches media production. “I think having women teaching media production shows female students that they can do this.”
This major (formerly called broadcasting) allows students flexibility to tailor a program based on production of audio and/or visual messages using various electronic media. It prepares students for careers integrating research, planning, writing and other aspects of preproduction; studio and field experience in technical production; post-production activities, such as editing; and media management. What makes Buffalo State’s media production program better than the rest? We’ve got plenty of reasons:
Students in media production prepare for careers in radio or audio production, television or video production, web design, music production, media sales and management, related technical areas, and other fields that require a liberal arts education enhanced with production skills. The profile of a successful media production graduate is a person with strong skills in using computers, cameras, and other technical equipment, writing and speaking proficiency, keen ethical insight, analytical and creative competence, and management abilities. Below are most of the jobs titles of media production graduates:
Buffalo State College is committed to providing media production students with the tools, training, and experiences that will prepare them for the professional world of sound and video production. Opportunities we offer include:
Media production students are encouraged to intern in radio stations, television stations, or production companies before they graduate. Some of the companies and organizations where our students have interned include:
To see a complete list of recent internship placements, click here.
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