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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Film and Video Production

Graduate Programs

Media, Film & Journalism Studies: Video Production Emphasis

Current Students

The Media, Film and Journalism Studies: Video Production Emphasis graduate program is no longer available for new applicants. The program will continue for current students who are entering the program in fall 2015 or entered prior to fall 2015 as they complete their degree requirements.

Prospective Students

We are no longer accepting applications for the Media, Film and Journalism Studies: Video Production Emphasis graduate program. Please consider applying to the M.A. in Media and Public Communication, which will launch in fall 2016.

about the program

Video Production

The Master of Arts in Media, Film & Journalism Studies with a Video Production Emphasis explores the world of film and video production.

As students progress in their studies, they develop expertise in two capstone areas: documentary film production and narrative film production. Courses allow students the opportunity to learn basic and advanced skills in cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, and storytelling. Alongside these necessary skills, students incorporate media history, theory, law, and ethical considerations of students’ creative choices. The video production emphasis provides students with the background, knowledge and skills needed to apply their talent in a multitude of applications.

The DU Difference

What are the benefits of an emphasis in video production?

Video production has become a primary and necessary tool for today's connected communication environment. Television, cinema, websites, social media, nonprofit and for profit organizations all rely on video to educate, instruct, promote, entertain and affect social change.

  • Small classes: Our student to faculty ratio is 5:1, giving you easy access to the knowledge, expertise and abilities of our nationally recognized faculty.
  • Equipment & Facility Access: Our video production resources are plentiful and afford you the opportunity to select form a variety of production tools, including: cameras, sound equipment, light kits, track and dolly systems and more. Our editing suites are open 24/7 giving your round-the-clock access to post-production facilities. 
Where are our alumni today?
  • Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
  • Futuristic Films
  • Dominican University
  • High Noon Productions
  • Marquette University
  • WPXI - Pittsburgh
  • NBC
  • KMGH – TV Denver
  • ABC Family Network
  • CBS Denver
  • Independent documentary filmmaking
  • Community Media Center of Marin, CA
What's unique about DU's program?
  • Engaged, knowledgeable and experienced faculty with diverse presentation records at film festivals, television, and international distribution. 
  • Hands-on, student-centered learning with multiple opportunities to create independent films across multiple genres (documentary, narrative, experimental).
  • A strong emphasis on combining theory, history and practical applications of video production and cinematic arts
  • A commitment to ethical and culturally sensitive creative development, which prepares students for the challenges of diverse global media environments.
  • Outstanding national and international internship programs which place students in a variety of internships related to their individual interests.
  • An established network of contacts with production companies, networks, independent media producers, studios, film festival programmers and organizations.
  • An intimate program with small classes where everyone gets to know your name and works together to create a challenging and supportive learning environment.
Why Study in Denver?
  • A major media market with a variety of traditional and new media outlets 
  • A young and health-conscious city with plenty of options for outdoor recreation
  • A rich local scene for culture and entertainment



Current Media, Film & Journalism Studies Handbook