Television Production: Career Diploma Programs

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With a Television (TV) Production Diploma, graduates obtain the skills to act as producers, broadcasters, television writers, and other media professionals in the television and video production industry. A program in TV Production will focus on training students the basics of speech development and writing, television production and editing, and the general marketing, ethics, and laws that coincide with television broadcasting and video production. Read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Degree in Television Production?

Are you interested in working in television but looking for more behind-the-scenes responsibilities? Earning a Television Production Diploma lends itself to a variety of career opportunities in the entertainment industry with most positions being just that-behind the camera. Graduates with a TV Production Diploma will graduate with the basic knowledge of the television and broadcasting industry, focusing on such areas as editing, lighting and imaging, video production, and other behind-the-scenes skills.

Career Possibilities for Television Production

Television Production Occupational Outlook

There are a variety of career paths that one could choose from after earning a diploma in Television Production. From the news, to sports, to the entertainment industry, television producers, directors, anchors, editors, audio and video technicians, and other specialists, are all needed to ensure successful production of television shows. Competition is high, as the television production industry is highly sought-out and seemingly glamorous to many individuals. Broadcasting as a general occupation is expected to increase about 11 percent over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is slower than the average 14 percent increase of all other industries.

Television Production Salary Information

Individuals who work in the television production and broadcasting field in larger metropolitan areas earn higher salaries on average. Because of the wide variety of professions and career paths available in the television production industry, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lumps all industries under broadcasting, with salaries ranging from $25,688 for broadcast technicians to $88,878 for producers and directors.

Television Production Degree Specifics

Required Coursework

Students with a Television Production Diploma will have the chance to study some or all of the following courses during their program:

  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Ethics
  • Lighting and Imaging
  • Media Law
  • Video Production and Script Writing

Skills Learned

It is essential that students in a Television Production program realize the importance of teamwork and are comfortable working in team settings with a variety of people. Other skills obtained in a television production program include:

  • Speech development
  • Script writing
  • Production and editing

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
      • Master of Fine Arts - Media Design
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Film (Campus)
      • BS - Media Communications (Campus)
      • BS - Audio Production
      • B.S. - Media Communications
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Purdue University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Communication
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. The Art Institutes

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Film (MFA)
    Bachelor's
      • Audio Production (BS)
      • Audio Production (BA)
      • Digital Cinema & Video Production (BS)
    Associate's
      • Audio Production (AS)
      • Video Production (AS)
    High School Diploma
      • Video Skills (D)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
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    University of Georgia

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    Towson University

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • M.S. - Entertainment Business
  • BS - Film (Campus)
  • BS - Media Communications (Campus)

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Purdue University

  • Master of Science in Communication

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The Art Institutes

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  • Audio Production (BS)
  • Audio Production (AS)
  • Video Skills (D)

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication

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Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Communication

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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