FILMMAKING & MEDIA STUDIES

The Media Studies program at Sacred Heart Greenwich offers students the opportunity to learn in a hands-on, real-world environment. After a year in the Intro to Filmmaking elective, Upper School students can specialize in Multimedia Production, Creative Filmmaking or Real World Filmmaking. The annual Film Festival allows students to share their work with a wide audience. Media Studies provides the foundation for a lifelong journey as many of our alumnae pursue careers in the field. Students learn from alumnae as class speakers and mentors via the Alumnae Media Network.

Who We Are

AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM

Broadcast Journalism is a real world, hands-on experience for students of all ages. Students regularly receive local, national, and international awards for their videos.

​"TODAY FROM THE HEART" and the FILM FESTIVAL

Broadcast students produce a monthly news show, "Today from the Heart," using an actual set from the Today Show. Students in all four classes produce videos that can be entered into our annual film festival.

OUR CLASSES

Broadcast Journalism is a popular elective in the Upper School. Students begin by taking Into to Filmmaking, and then they may choose one of three classes:Broadcast Journalism, Creative Filmmaking, or Real World Filmmaking. 

EMPOWERING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE

Broadcast Journalism is not merely an elective at our school… it is the first step of a lifelong journey for many students. Our alumnae go on to study at top media and filmmaking programs. We connect students with media professionals and internships to help our alumnae pursue careers in communications, media, and filmmaking.

Broadcast Journalism News

Sacred Heart Greenwich student podcast wins first place in diversity contest

Sophomores Jhonni Dixon '23 and Advika Dushyanth '23 won first place in the Multimedia category for the Alma Rutgers Defining Diversity for their podcast, "Let's Face It."

The event was sponsored by the YWCA Greenwich, The First Selectman’s Diversity Advisory Committee, and The Greenwich Youth Services Bureau.

They were awarded $400 in prize money by The Resource Foundation, Inc.

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Sacred Heart Greenwich seniors Olivia Christensen, Lé-Anne Johnson, Eloise Moulton, Isabelle PipherSofia Pye, and Lilly Thompson will study film, journalism, and media at their respective universities next year.  These five seniors will utilize the skills they have learned in Sacred Heart’s media programs to pursue their passions in the news and communications industry.

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Washington Post political journalist Jacqueline Alemany promotes a proactive approach to a career in media  

American journalist and political reporter Ms. Jacqueline Alemany visited the Sacred Heart Greenwich Real World Filmmaking class via Zoom on April 30, 2021. Ms. Alemany graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Government. She currently works at the Washington Post where she is the author of an early morning newsletter, PowerUp. 

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Student films have a monopoly on award-winning creativity

The Sacred Heart Greenwich school community gathered April 15 to celebrate the work of student filmmakers during the twelfth annual Sacred Heart Film Festival.  The festival showcased films produced by a total of 72 students in the Broadcast Journalism program who hoped to remind the school community of the unifying power of art and film after an unprecedented year.

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Broadcast Journalism by the Numbers

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awards won by Sacred Heart students in the 2018 Greenwich Youth Film Festival, open to students in Fairfield County, Westchester County, and New York City

94+

alumnae working in TV news, communications, filmmaking, or social media

77

students in the program, up from just 7 at the program's inception in 2001

559

awards won in local, national, and international competitions by filmmaking students since the opening of the studio

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