William T. O'Brien

William T. O'Brien

Professor of Film, Television, and Media Arts
Chairperson, Department of Film Video & Interactive Media
Professor of Media Production

BA, Fairfield University; MA, University of Rhode Island; MFA, School of the Art Institute Chicago

Film Television and Media Arts
Center for Comm.&Engineer LL  342


FTM 102   Understanding Film   -   Spring 2017
FTM 245   Intermediate Production   -   Fall 2016
FTM 355   Documentary Production   -   Spring 2017
FTM 372   Screenwriting   -   Fall 2016


Liam O'Brien is Chair of the Department of Film, Video and Interactive Media and an Emmy and other award winning professor of Communications at Quinnipiac. His research interests include theatrical feature film, television and interactive media production in Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States; propaganda and disinformation during wartime and natural history and adventure documentary filmmaking. He has worked as a director and/or producer for Discovery Communications, Turner Broadcasting, National Wildlife Productions, Audubon Productions and CBS News and has served in a variety of production capacities on over a dozen feature films.