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Media Study - Production

University at Buffalo

48 months
24740 USD/year
24740 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students selecting the Media Study - Production program of the University at Buffalo take basic level courses in all three production areas: film, video and digital arts. It is our philosophy that students should be exposed to multiple media forms and systems to challenge perceptions and encourage experimentation.


Through these multiple exposures students broaden their horizons and understand that no medium functions in isolation.

A student interested in film, for example, may value exposure to digital arts (for special effects or to present their work online); similarly, a student in digital arts will value exposure to video (to incorporate time-based imagery in web or virtual reality projects, for example). Students continue to diversify their skills and interests at the intermediate level, and focus on one area at the advanced level.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, recall and reproduce elements of media technology and theory: ability to operate the technology, such as cameras, sound equipment and use computers and software for robotics, gaming and programming.
  • Comprehend, explain and interpret media theory and use of media technology.
  • Apply, produce and demonstrate use of media technology and theory: be able to use the knowledge towards media theory and produce media objects skillfully.
  • Deconstruct, analyze and compare media objects and theory: deconstruct media objects for analysis, and create comparisons using media theory.
  • Incorporate media technology and theory into critiques and appraisals. Be able to take the knowledge one step beyond merely applying it.
  • Create, design and compile media objects in various technical frameworks. Revise, compose and generate content: demonstrate the highest levels of creativity.

Career Outlook

In the past employment for media study graduates were mostly found in traditional film, video and broadcasting industries. More recently, graduates from our program land in information-centric areas as well as emerging fields that require a combination of skills and the ability to rapidly synthesize new information.

The Media Study - Production program of the University at Buffalo is also an excellent gateway to graduate studies in the humanities, and social sciences.

Recent graduates have found employment in the following areas:

  • Assistant editor
  • Assistant producer
  • Director of George Eastman House
  • Editor for Fox Sports
  • Film and video production
  • Film programmer
  • Multimedia developer
  • Production coordinator
  • Videographer & Video Editor
  • Virtual Reality Video Stitcher
  • News Editor
  • Metro Reporter
  • Professor
  • Web master

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Video
  • Basic Documentary
  • Web Development
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Film & Media History
  • Video Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class
  • You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university
  • UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale
  • English language requirements
  • Personal Essay
  • You must submit one (1) teacher recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24740 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24740 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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