The courses in this program are primarily focused on the business side of the film and video industry, including financing, distribution, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The curriculum also includes a scriptwriting course. This program is ideal for working adults who are interested in a career in film or video. We welcome professionals of all backgrounds.
American University School of Communication Associate Professor Claudia Myers shares her passion for storytelling through film. Myers recently wrote and directed her third feature, "Shadow Girl," starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson and Megan Fox.
Our master's in Producing Film, Television, and Video is designed for working professionals whose schedules make Saturday classes an excellent alternative to full-time study. You'll receive intensive instruction from faculty who are leaders in the filmmaking and producing fields; you'll master skills in financing, distribution, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship; and you'll form a cohort with fellow students who bring their own diverse professional backgrounds into the classroom.
A producer is the creative and business leader of a production. While most producers are classic examples of entrepreneurs who may or may not have backgrounds in the crafts of film or video production or other experience in the industry, their currency for success is an idea and the ability to develop it for the right market. The person who gets the award for "Best Picture of the Year" is the producer.
Our program provides the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you develop, finance, manage, market, and distribute content intended for the movie theater, the television screen, online, the boardroom, or the classroom.
We have an active and effective alumni mentoring program that will help you build your professional connections and networks. Because they appreciate what they learned here, our alumni keep returning to share their success. You'll find them working at media organizations across the country, and at local media organizations including PBS, Discovery Communications, The Travel Channel, National Geographic Television, Comcast/Universal, and Maryland Public Television. Many other alumni have formed their own production companies and are creating independent content and commissioned programs.
We also have two full-time career advisors to help you plan the next stage of your career.