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School of Communication

Media Production and Management Major


Students work behind the scenes in the TV studio on campus. | Photo by Andrew Weier School of Communication students use Point Park University's state-of-the-art television studio.

Earn a Degree in Media Production

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Pictured is alumnus Hunter Tresnicky. "My professors prepared me for the real world and made me ready to take a professional job while finishing my degree." – Hunter Tresnicky

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The broadcast production and media management major is one part strong academics, one part insight and one part hands-on experience. In this program, internships are a must, and with so many AM and FM radio stations, television stations and production houses in and around Pittsburgh, they’re easy to find.

Classroom and extracurricular activities include commercial, news and script writing; producing, directing and editing for radio/TV; program scheduling and production; and station promotions.

You can put your classroom learning to work by joining the staff of the award-winning, student-operated radio station, WPPJ (AM-670). Media production majors can produce shows and other content for U-View, Point Park’s Student Broadcasting Network. And we encourage you to join the Point Park Student Broadcasters' Association, a professional group that connects you with other students, local broadcast media, professional groups and reputable local broadcasters.

Television Production Facilities

One of the most state-of-the-art production facilities in Western Pennsylvania is all yours, right here at Point Park. If you can dream it, you can produce it here.

The 24-by-72-foot studio/sound stage has a 10-foot-high lighting grid, three Sony digital studio cameras with teleprompters, a seamless two-wall hard cyclorama, a grommetted green-screen, an industry-standard video/engineering control room, a live announcer's booth and a 40-channel audio board.

Your career in media production will begin in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1. Check out the production facilities and equipment.

Production and Media Management Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the media production major include:

  • Broadcast Programming and Formatting
  • Broadcast Writing and Editing
  • Applied Studio Practices
  • Communication Law and Regulation
  • Multi-Camera Video Production and Directing
  • Radio Production
  • Video Production and Editing
  • Electronic Media Management
  • Motion Graphics

For a comprehensive list of program requirements, see the degree requirements and School of Communication course descriptions.

Careers in Media Production

With a bachelor's degree in broadcast production and media management, you will have the option to pursue various broadcast job opportunities, such as:

  • News Director
  • Master Controls Operator
  • News Producer
  • Sports Producer
  • Promotions
  • Assignment Editor
  • Media Programming Director
  • Media Research Specialist
  • Broadcast/Multimedia Sales
  • Multimedia Advertising Producer
  • Multimedia Advertising Executive
  • TV Sports, Entertainment or News Photographer
  • Studio Camera Operator
  • Studio or Field Audio Technician
  • Studio or Field Video Program Director
  • Studio or Field Video Technical Director
  • Radio, TV, Online or Motion Picture Marketing Professional