Create a World of Your Own

Learn the secrets behind successful production in small, hands-on classes. In addition to class projects, internships and co-ops, students gain valuable experience in producing and directing short films, television programs, even as freshmen, by participating in student-run television and film clubs. 

Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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Career Outlook

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


projected employment growth through 2028


median salary for producers and directors

Major Requirements

The film and television program combines coursework in narrative and documentary film production, screenwriting, and film and TV studies. In addition to courses required for the major, students will have the opportunity to study specific filmmaking disciplines in more detail, as well as minor in film and media studies.

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From Viewer to Creator

Whether your interest is in production, post production, writing and direction, or all of the above, Rider prepares you for a career in film, television and new media. Rider graduates have gone on to work for major movie studios, post production houses, television stations and talent agencies. 

Common Careers

  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Documentarian
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
Anita Chomenko Class of 2016
Rider gave me the opportunity to build on my creative experience and get involved right away. Each week I had new opportunities to keep shooting, keep editing and keep learning.
Anita Chomeko '16
Film and Television (B.A.)
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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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From Here to Hollywood

Put theory to practice, starting in your freshman year, with hands-on production experience in Rider’s state of the art digital studios and gain the opportunity to spend a semester working professionally and studying in the heart of Hollywood with our semester in LA program.


Film and Television (B.A.)

Shawn Kildea

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Film and Television

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skildea [at]


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