Filmmaking, TV and Radio Major

Student shoot video outside.

Students majoring in Filmmaking, TV & Radio have the opportunity to participate in classes tailored especially to their interests. They learn the secrets behind successful production in small, hands-on classes in the Department of Communication and Journalism's state of the art digital film, television and radio studios.  In addition to class projects, internships and co-ops, students gain valuable experience in producing and directing short films and radio and television programs, even as freshmen, on 107.7, The Bronc - Rider’s own radio station, or by participating in R.U.N., The Rider University Network, Rider’s student-run television network.

Curriculum Overview

Core classes in the digital media program include The Aesthetics of Filmmaking, Audio Production, Television Production, Broadcast Programming, Directing for Film and Television Field Production. Other courses include Broadcast Programming, Writing for Broadcast, Digital Filmmaking, and Documentary Film and Video. Filmmaking, TV & Radio students also have the opportunity to take courses in the Film and Media Studies minor.


Shawn Kildea
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication and Journalism
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B.A., M.A., Rider University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Dr. Kildea teaches courses primarily in studio and field production. He founded R.U.N., the Rider University Network that produces campus programming. Kildea's research interests include digitization of news. His doctoral thesis, A Comparative Analysis of the Student Use of the New York Times Print and Digital Formats, was successfully defended in 2009.