TV Production & Media Management

Major: TV Production and Media Management
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 186.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 10.0202
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 27-2012

About the Program

The TV Production and Media Management program educates students to conceive, produce, and market entertainment  through current and evolving television platforms. The program addresses the creative aspects, the craft, and the business of producing fictional and nonfictional content, and prepares students to work in all distribution formats.

The TV Production and Media Management program combines the resources of DUTV, Drexel’s fully-equipped, high-definition television station, with a  comprehensive academic program to provide students with foundational experiences in the development, writing, production, editing, programming, multi-platform distribution, management, and promotion of television and internet content.

The major offers a course of study of 186.0 credits distributed over courses focused on development, production and post-production, business, and history. Students are taught by and work with a faculty of notable industry professionals whose experience, passion, and contacts help prepare them to enter and navigate the competitive world of television.

The major is designed as a four year, co-op program. For more information about this major, visit the College's TV Production and Media Management page.

Degree Requirements

All TV Production & Media Management majors take the same core courses for the first five terms (through the winter term of their sophomore year). These core courses encompass production fundamentals, digital media fundamentals, an introduction to television industry and enterprise, and beginning screenwriting. Finally, there is an introductory TV studio course, TV field course, and television studies course. The core requirements build a foundation for further advanced and specialized courses, taught in the student's area of concentration.

By the spring term their sophomore year, students select one of the following concentrations:

  • TV Comedy & Drama: Students who choose this track gain an education in fictional programming. They will further hone their production skills in lighting and editing; they will be introduced to acting so they can better understand directing actors.
     
  • TV Industry & Enterprise: Students choosing this track gain an education in the business of television, completing three courses in the LeBow College of Business: business law, entrepreneurship, and marketing. They learn about the financial aspects of television and are introduced to managing the IT area as it relates to television.
     
  • TV News & Non-Fiction Production: Students who choose this track gain an education in documentary, news and nonfiction programming. They will hone their production skills in lighting and editing; they will learn how to direct TV studio programs and remote programs using multiple cameras.
Degree Requirements
Written Analysis and Communication Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Mathematics and Natural Sciences Requirements
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
or MATH 119 Mathematical Foundations for Design
Two natural science electives6.0-8.0
Arts/Humanities Requirements
HIST 203United States History since 19003.0
or HIST 268 Twentieth Century World II
English (ENGL) elective3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social Science Requirements
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
Social Science elective3.0-4.0
University Seminar Requirements
Co-op 101: Career Management/Professional Development0.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Free electives24.0
Visual Studies Requirements
ARTH 102History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism3.0
ARTH 103History of Art: Modern Art3.0
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
Communications Requirements
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
Television Core Requirements
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Students select any three DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST courses.
Concentration Requirements51.0
Total Credits189.0
TV Comedy & Drama Production Concentration Requirements
FMVD 200Acting for the Screen3.0
FMVD 202Directing for the Screen3.0
FMVD 215Narrative Video Production3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
TVPR 230Scripted TV Production3.0
TVPR 240Producing for Television3.0
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
SCRP 241Writing TV Comedy3.0
or SCRP 242 Writing TV Drama
TVPR 201TV Studio: Comedy3.0
or TVPR 202 TV Studio: Drama
TVPR 351TV Comedy Series I3.0
or TVPR 354 TV Series I
TVPR 352TV Comedy Series II3.0
or TVPR 355 TV Series II
TVST 361Art of TV Comedy3.0
or TVST 362 Art of TV Drama
Total Credits51.0
TV Industry & Enterprise Concentration Requirements
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
TVIE 495Senior Project: TV Enterprise I3.0
TVIE 496Senior Project: TV Enterprise II3.0
TVIE 497Senior Project: TV Enterprise III3.0
TVIT 270Digital Content Delivery3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
TVST 361Art of TV Comedy3.0
or TVST 362 Art of TV Drama
Practicum
Select three of the TVIE practicum courses:9.0
Practicum: Promotions (example)
Practicum: Programming (example)
Practicum: New Media Management (example)
Total Credits51.0
TV News & Nonfiction Production Concentration Requirements
COM 260Advanced Journalism3.0
FMVD 210Documentary Video Production3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
TVPR 205TV Studio: Advanced Live Directing3.0
TVPR 220TV News Writing3.0
TVPR 221TV News Production3.0
TVPR 236Reality TV Production3.0
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 340Remote TV Production3.0
TVPR 356DNews 3.0
TVPR 357DNews II3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
Total Credits51.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plans of Study 

TV Comedy & Drama Production

Term 1Credits
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ARTH 102History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 103History of Art: Modern Art3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
Mathematics course4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
HIST 268
or 203
Twentieth Century World II
United States History since 1900
3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
FMVD 200Acting for the Screen3.0
FMVD 215Narrative Video Production3.0
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
SCRP 242
or 241
Writing TV Drama
Writing TV Comedy
3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
FMVD 202Directing for the Screen3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 230Scripted TV Production3.0
TVPR 240Producing for Television3.0
TVPR 202
or 201
TV Studio: Drama
TV Studio: Comedy
3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
TVPR 351
or 354
TV Comedy Series I
TV Series I
3.0
TVST 361
or 362
Art of TV Comedy
Art of TV Drama
3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 355
or 352
TV Series II
TV Comedy Series II
3.0
Social science elective 4.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course.3.0
Free elective 3.0
English (ENGL) elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
Free electives 12.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 189.0

TV Industry and Enterprise

Term 1Credits
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ARTH 102History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 103History of Art: Modern Art3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
Mathematics course 4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
HIST 268
or 203
Twentieth Century World II
United States History since 1900
3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
EAM 211Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management3.0
EAM 365Media and Entertainment Business3.0
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity3.0
TVIT 270Digital Content Delivery3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Practicum: Promotions 
Practicum: New Media Management 
Practicum: Programming 
Social science elective 4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Practicum: Promotions 
Practicum: Programming 
Practicum: New Media Management 
TVST 361
or 362
Art of TV Comedy
Art of TV Drama
3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Practicum: Promotions 
Practicum: New Media Management 
Practicum: Programming 
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVIE 495Senior Project: TV Enterprise I3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free elective 3.0
English (ENGL) elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
TVIE 496Senior Project: TV Enterprise II3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
TVIE 497Senior Project: TV Enterprise III3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 189.0

TV News and Nonfiction Production

Term 1Credits
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
FMVD 110Basic Shooting and Lighting3.0
FMVD 120Basic Sound3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 108Design I for Media3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
ARTH 102History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
FMVD 115Basic Editing3.0
TVPR 100TV Studio: Basic Operations3.0
VSST 109Design II for Media3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ARTH 103History of Art: Modern Art3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
DIGM 100Digital Design Tools3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
Mathematics course 4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
DIGM 220Digital Still Imaging I3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
SCRP 270 [WI] Screenwriting I3.0
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
HIST 268
or 203
Twentieth Century World II
United States History since 1900
3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
TVPR 212TV Commercials and Promos3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
WBDV 240Web Authoring I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 260Advanced Journalism3.0
FMVD 210Documentary Video Production3.0
TVPR 200TV Studio: Live Directing3.0
TVPR 220TV News Writing3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
FMVD 235Intermediate Lighting3.0
FMVD 237Intermediate Editing3.0
TVPR 205TV Studio: Advanced Live Directing3.0
TVPR 221TV News Production3.0
TVPR 236Reality TV Production3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
TVPR 340Remote TV Production3.0
TVPR 356DNews 3.0
Natural science elective4.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
TVPR 315Episodic Webisode Production3.0
TVPR 357DNews II3.0
Social science elective 4.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 10
TVIE 480TV Professions and Business3.0
TVPR 495Senior Project: TV Production I3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free elective 3.0
English (ENGL) elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
TVPR 496Senior Project: TV Production II3.0
Any DIGM, EAM, FMVD, FMST, SCRP, TVIE, TVIT, TVPR, or TVST course. 3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
TVPR 497Senior Project: TV Production III3.0
Free electives 12.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 189.0

Co-op/Career Opportunities

As the fourth largest television market and home of Comcast, one of the most rapidly expanding cable companies in the United States, Philadelphia is a major national television center. The TV Production & Media Management program takes advantage of this in numerous ways, including adjunct faculty, guest speakers, scholarship possibilities, internships, co-op experiences, and joint ventures. The major interacts with the Paul F. Harron TV Studios, which houses DUTV's fully HD studio, where students produce projects as part of their course work. 

TV majors have done internships and Co-ops in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, working for production companies, talent and casting agencies, and television stations.

Drexel also offers a graduate level program in Television Management, and some students in the undergraduate major may wish to apply to the graduate program.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Television Facilities

DUTV, an educational access channel operated by Drexel University, provides a laboratory for students majoring in Television. The Paul F. Harron TV Studios houses DUTV and its fully-HD shooting studio, providing students with work space as well as hands-on technical and management experience that is so essential to the program.
Film and video facilities include a shooting studio with a green screen, large and small screening rooms, a fully equipped television studio; digital editing facilities; specially outfitted multimedia rooms for all courses; digital video camcorders; 16mm film cameras, and lighting and audio equipment.

TV Production & Media Management Faculty

Andrew Altrichter, MBA (Drexel University) Program Manager, Drexel University's television station (DUTV). Videography, editing, production.
Jackie Borock, LLB (Widener University). Adjunct Instructor. Media law, intellectual property, first amendment
David Culver, AS (Graham Junior College) Manager of the Paul F. Harron Studios/DUTV. Associate Teaching Professor. Film, Video, Station Management, Emerging Media Technology
Karen Curry, BA (Fordham University) Executive Director, Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies. Global media, news production and management.
Yvonne D. Leach, MFA (Temple University). Associate Professor. Television studies.
Joe Marsini, BS, CPA (University of Delaware). Adjunct Professor. Media finance, strategic planning, financial reporting, contract negotiations, collective bargaining agreements.
Philip W. Salas, BS (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Utilization of advanced set top box data to measure fragmented viewing behavior. Impact of new television distribution technologies on traditional broadcasters and multichannel program providers.
Andrew Susskind, BA (Harvard University) Program Director of TV Production & Media Management. Associate Teaching Professor. Producing for Television, The Sitcom, Directing Single and Multi-Camera
Albert S. Tedesco, MA (University of Pennsylvania) Director of the Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management. Teaching Professor. Media Management, Organizational Structure, Research Methods, Media Ethics, Media Law, The Regulatory Environment, Technology Assessment, Media Theory, Media Analytics
Martin (Marty) Zied, BA (Penn State). Adjunct Instructor. Speech Communications, Producer/Director Television and Film
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