Cultivate your visual storytelling skills using our state-of-the-art film and tv studio facilities. The media labs at Rider are home to some of the most advanced software and equipment in the industry, and we encourage you to take full advantage of our studios to bring your vision to life. Labs are open daily with convenient evening hours available for students looking to complete film and television projects, host screenings and more after hours.
Inside our media labs, you’ll have access to a range of filmmaking equipment including cameras, lenses, microphones, LED lighting, camera accessories , sound gear, digital recording equipment, industry standard software and more.
Benefit from the ability to create anywhere and to use our filmmaking gear both on and off campus. Our students and equipment have traveled to shoots in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Creative projects have also taken our students, and equipment, internationally to China, the Galapagos Islands, Ireland and Italy.
Further develop as a creative professional with the multiple opportunities offered to film and tv majors to participate in co-curricular activities. Students interested in working on independent films are encouraged to pitch ideas to faculty who will work alongside them to help support their vision. Additional opportunities include:
- Cranberry Film Collective: Rider’s premier student-run, professional film production unit. Explore your creativity and collaborate with others to make your dream film project come to life. Learn more
- Alternative Film Club: Screen and discuss films of multiple genres with a community of fellow students with a love for film. Learn more
- Rider ESPN production truck: Engage your passion by working in Rider’s ESPN production truck that gives students hands-on experience contributing to live ESPN broadcasts of Rider Athletics games. For more information about how to get involved, contact Brian Kazaks, assistant athletic director for video and live event production, [email protected].
- Rider University Network (R.U.N.): Join this student-run production service that produces a weekly news magazine program. R.U.N. participants write, produce and direct programs distributed over Rider's campus-wide cable system. Learn more