Michael Schoonmaker, Chair
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-9240
Douglas Barrett, Richard L. Breyer, Rockell Brown Burton, Imraan Farukhi, Benjamin Frahm, Keith Giglio, Tula Goenka, J. Christopher Hamilton, Shaina Holmes, Jordan Kligerman, Taylor Vaughn Lasley, Kelly Leahy, Michelle Santosuosso, Michael Schoonmaker, Evan Smith, Olivia Stomski, Robert J. Thompson, William Werde
The Television, Radio and Film Department provides students with a collaborative, multidisciplinary center for the pursuit of intellectual, creative, and professional practice in the study and area of visual and aural storytelling for entertainment media.
The TRF curriculum prepares students for careers in creative storytelling across the entertainment media spectrum; including animation, digital, documentary, film, gaming, music, podcasting, radio, sports and television. Students learn and excel in a wide array of creative and business practices that lay the foundation for careers in areas such as:
- Entertainment Attorneys
- Media Scholars
- Music Producers and Scoring Artists
- Production Designers
- Sound Designers
- Visual Effects Artists and Supervisors
TRF majors complete an extensive core of school and department requirements over their first two years. At end of their sophomore year students work with their faculty advisor to choose the track of advanced study best suited to their goals and interests:
Cinematography Track - Students focus on coursework and experience in cinematography practices.
Entertainment Business Track - Students focus on coursework and experience in entertainment business practices.
Media Innovation Track - Students focus on coursework and experience in innovation and entrepreneurship practices.
Production Track - Students focus on coursework and experience in their area of interest within production practices: Audio, Directing, Editing, Management, Music, Producing, Production VFX, etc.
Screenwriting Track - Students focus on coursework and experience in screenwriting topics.
Sports Media & Communications Track - Students focus on coursework and experience in sports media & communications practices.
TRF General Track- Students select interdisciplinary courses that meet their independent educational and professional goals from more than 50 course topics.
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/), NYC (https://newhouse.syr.edu/nyc),or other study abroad opportunities (http://suabroad.syr.edu/). All of these abroad opportunities are synergistic elements of the TRF curriculum and overall student experience.