TV Production Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Programs that give students skills in television production may focus solely on television or may be part of a broader program in film, video, media or broadcasting. When choosing a college for television production, students often consider the types of degrees available, schools' facilities and class size.

There are numerous schools that offer programs in television production at the certificate, associate, and bachelor's degree levels. Programs may focus on television production but can also include related areas such as film or video editing.

10 Schools with Television Production Programs

The following schools offer programs in television production:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition (2015-2016)*
Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ 4-year, Public Bachelor's In-state: $10,158; Out-of-state: $25,458
Miami Dade College Miami, FL 4-year, Public Certificate, Bachelor's In-state: $2,834; Out-of-state: $9,661
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 4-year, Public Bachelor's In-state: $6,381; Out-of-state: $28,659
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 4-year, Public Bachelor's In-state: $6,368; Out-of-state: $22,467
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's In-state: $9,806; Out-of-state: $34,676
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 4-year, Public Bachelor's In-state: $13,560; Out-of-state: $36,360
New York University New York, NY 4-year, Private Bachelor's $47,750
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 4-year, Public Bachelor's In-state: $11,403; Out-of-state: $32,630
California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA 4-year, Public Bachelor's In-state: $6,452; Out-of-state: $17,612
University of Houston Houston, TX 4-year, Public Bachelor' In-state: $8,759; Out-of-state: $20,519

*Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Individuals interested in programs that focus on television production should consider the following when looking at schools:

  • There are a number of different areas of focus within television production, so students should research programs to see if they offer a specialization that is in-line with their career goals.
  • Students can find a lower-cost program by looking at public schools within their home state.
  • A bachelor's degree program may take longer to complete, but it could give graduates an edge in competitive markets.
  • Students' decision of what school to attend may be influenced by the technology and facilities available at a given school.

A number of public and private schools either offer degrees in television production or teach the foundations of television production as part of a broader media curriculum. There are many job options for individuals who pursue a degree in television production, so it is important to consider one's career goals when selecting a program.

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