In 2017, streaming through WatchESPN and the ESPN app – available nationwide through every major video distributor across platforms including computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices – averaged 8.2 million unique devices and 1.8 billion minutes per month, up 31% and 52%, respectively.
The students in Advanced Sports Media Production will be in charge of the complete production of home men’s and women’s basketball games for ESPN under the supervision of a faculty member, a producer/director and an engineer.
The courses for Manhattan College’s sports media concentration include Introduction to Sports Media, Sports Remote Production, Sports Media Performance, Advanced Sports Media Production, and Field and Post-Production for Sports.
Within the introductory course, students will have the opportunity to learn about sports as a media business. The remaining classes will give students hands on experience, teach them how to produce a television production in the school’s new mobile production unit, how to announce and offer commentary on games, and how to film, interview and edit packages.
One of Manhattan College’s most popular majors, Communication department graduates currently have jobs at a number of major media outlets in New York City and across the country, including at CBS Sports, NBC Sports, NBC, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, Fox News, and MSNBC.