Heather Weibel Tullio, B.A., M.A., M.F.A.,
Associate Professor

Heather Tulio

I have taught media production and critical studies courses at the college level for more than seventeen years. I hold an M.F.A. in Computer Art and Animation from UMass Amherst, an M.A. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa, and a B.A. in Film Studies and 16mm Production from Wesleyan University.

My twenty plus years of production experience includes working in film and television in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. My own films and computer animations have shown at film festivals, in art galleries, and on local television.

My teaching is designed to help student in these ways:

  • Companies and organizations today want to hire employees with strong skills in public speaking, teamwork, computer and technical, and critical thinking. In all of my classes, my students are strengthening these skills through assignments and in-class critiques.
  • In all of the production classes, students create scripts and storyboards before they shoot their projects. This allows them to plan out their decisions ahead of time and make the most of shooting time.
  • Students often create projects in small teams, which increases their computer & technical experience while also strengthening their ability to work well in a team.
  • Students receive detailed feedback from their peers, and from me throughout the production process. The projects get better and better each week, based on this feedback. Their peers are also strengthening their public speaking & critical thinking skills by providing this feedback.

Please visit my YouTube page to see outstanding Franklin Pierce student work:

Some other recommended FP video links:

  • Four of my students being interviewed on the nationally syndicated TV show The Doctors, and showing their Public Service Announcement, called “I Care,” which won The Doctors PSA Challenge.
  • Five Public Service Announcements made by Franklin Pierce students, plus “making of” footage, all submitted to The Doctors PSA Challenge.
  • FPTV-25: Franklin Pierce Television. Three to four nights each week, students get together to produce Film & Entertainment shows, Sports, News, Commercials, and online content.
  • YouTube coverage of politics: NH is the first state in the nation to hold a Presidential Primary, so our students can meet Presidential candidates and interview them when they visit NH. In 2012, students attended the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention as credentialed media.
  • Mass Communication Alumni: This page lists the amazing media organizations where our graduates work.

Course Responsibilities in the Department:

  • Advanced Broadcast Journalism
  • Advanced Media Production
  • Animation I
  • Animation II
  • Audio Production
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication, Media and Society
  • Internship in Media Production
  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Multi-Camera Production
  • Senior Seminar
  • Single-Camera Production
  • Television News Producing
  • Understanding Film

Phone: (603) 899-1032
Fax: (603) 899-1056
E-mail: tullioh@franklinpierce.edu