Master of Science in Television Program By Boston University |Top Universities

Master of Science in Television

Master of Science in Television

  • QS World University Rankings
    =112
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
The MS in Television curriculum is designed to give students the tools they need to seek professional careers in TV producing, management, writing, programming, and teaching. The program stresses that the producer is the intellectual driving force behind all television production, and that he or she must have a mastery of basic technical skills as well as a developed aesthetic sensibility. The producer, in turn, must be intellectually agile and have the ability and foresight to adapt to structural changes in a fast-moving industry. Management skills, essential in the successful completion of each production, are also essential to the economic welfare of the industry. Writing, the ability to tell a powerful story, remains the foundation for all TV and integrated media. New distribution technologies, including broadband and mobile devices, play an increasing role as well. The curriculum includes courses in producing, management, writing for television series and pilots, as well as electives in a wide range of television-related fields. In addition to electives, students have some choices in the courses they are required to take during their three semesters. These choices should reflect the direction they plan to follow when they leave the College and should support their ideas for their thesis projects. All students must give thought to these choices before registering for their first semester. They are strongly advised to discuss their curriculum design with the faculty before the time they arrive on campus.