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TV Major Gets the Green Light

March 20, 2009 — The Department of Cinema & Television is launching a new undergraduate major in Television built around experiential learning in the University's television station DUTV, the College's two television studios, and under the tutelage of our deep faculty of TV industry professionals. Starting in September 2009, students will be able to pursue one of three tracks: TV News & Nonfiction Production, TV Comedy & Drama Production and TV Industry & Enterprise. Minors in TV Production and TV Industry & Enterprise will also be offered.

Andrew Susskind, the former President of Imagine Entertainment Television and a director of television series for CBS, ABC, UPN and WB, will serve as the major's Program Director. Dave Culver, the general manager of DUTV with production experience at virtually every station in the Philadelphia market, will be a mainstay of the program. The TV major was designed to build production experience into the curriculum. The Television major will continue with the production of the student produced drama series Off Campus, and The Daily Digest and The Bruiser Flint Show, all broadcast on DUTV.

This innovative new major was designed by a committee of faculty members with extensive experience in the television industry. The committee was headed by Cinema & Television Department Head Yvonne Leach and included Film & Video Program Director Karin Kelly, Television Management Graduate Program Director Al Tedesco, Entertainment & Arts Management Program Director Larry Epstein, Dave Culver and Andrew Susskind, all of whom will contribute to the new major along with our faculty in Screenwriting & Playwriting. For further information on the Television major, click here. For information on applying to the Television major, please contact the David Miller at 215-895-1675 or at ddm22@drexel.edu.

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