Michael Schoonmaker, Chair
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-9240
Richard L. Breyer, Susan-Sojourna Collier, Imraan Farukhi, Benjamin Frahm, Keith Giglio, Tula Goenka, J. Christopher Hamilton, Shaina Holmes, Barbara E. Jones, Kelly Leahy, Ulf Oesterle, Douglas Quin, Michelle Santosuosso, Michael Schoonmaker, Evan Smith, Olivia Stomski, Robert J. Thompson, William Werde
The Television, Radio and Film curriculum engages students in the vital dimensions of 21st-century storytelling: critical thinking, writing, foundations of multimedia storytelling, diversity, law and policy, visual and aural aesthetics, business principles and practices, collaboration, global perspective, ethics and a capstone project.
The heart of the major is the purposeful selection of specialized, elective coursework from a broad range of topics. TRF faculty advisors connect each student to coursework that will best meet their individual interests and needs. The TRF department offers a number of popular culture courses in association with the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, http://tvcenter.syr.edu/.
Students are encouraged to participate in our Semester in Los Angeles (http://lasemester.syr.edu/) or NYC (https://newhouse.syr.edu/nyc) and study abroad opportunities (http://suabroad.syr.edu/).
Alumni have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers as producers, writers, directors, designers, agents, editors, executives, attorneys, and media educators.