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.
Rider’s Program for Advanced Scholastic Standing (PASS) offers high school students interested in entering the film and tv program the ability to earn college credit by completing carefully selected courses taught in high schools by high school faculty.
Semester in Los Angeles
Put theory to practice with the opportunity to spend a semester working professionally and studying in the heart of Hollywood, the world’s center of media and entertainment, in our semester in LA program.
Students in the News
Junior Danielle “Dani” Jackson, a history and film and television double major, is turning an academic research project into a 12-part documentary series exploring African American veterans’ fight for civil rights thanks to a recent Kickstarter campaign.
Learn more about Rider’s application process.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
projected employment growth through 2028
median salary for producers and directors
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.
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.
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.
Film and television faculty also provide individualized support and mentorship to ensure the program and experiential learning opportunities are tailored specifically to your creative goals, and offer assistance with internship placement.
Rider’s film and television faculty bring their creativity and industry experience to the classroom, and build strong mentoring relationships with students, to challenge and inspire them to explore their artistic freedom and support them to take their ability to the next level.