Television Production is one of the majors in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. The department is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Murray State
is one of three universities in Kentucky with ACEJMC accreditation.
The television production program provides extensive theoretical and practical experience in all aspects of digital video production. In addition to in-class lectures, this program gives students a chance to develop their skills in television production through scheduled labs and class projects. The program's objective is to turn out independent television producers who can compete for production management jobs within existing organizations or set up their own production companies as entrepreneurs.
Students majoring in television production may earn a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree. Students need a minimum of 120 semester hours, another major or minor, and completion of the university studies requirement for the appropriate degree. ACEJMC requires that students take 80 hours outside the department, 65 hours of university studies/liberal arts, and only three hours of credit for internships/co-ops.
An internship is often recommended between the junior and senior years. Students are encouraged to work with MSU TV-11.