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Film and Media Studies Program


Careers

Film and media studies students learn to explain and reimagine a society saturated by audiovisual media—from cinema and radio to television, mobile micro screens and video games. Students who have earned a degree in film and media studies have gone on to work in film and media production – both independent and industrial – in Los Angeles, New York and throughout the Southeast.

Workforce success

 The courses required for graduation within this major equip graduates to:

  •  Analyze media
  •  Describe how, and with what effects, media engage audiences
  • Situate contemporary media production in a global context
  • Think critically
  • Write persuasively and edit effectively
  • Read and listen actively
  • Design and conduct independent research programs
  • Evaluate ideas and evidence
  • Collaborate effectively in teams and small groups

 

 Career options by sector

As a liberal arts degree, Film and Media Studies prepares students for lifelong learning, social engagement and a wide array of careers, some of which will require additional credentials. These are a few examples. 

  • Casting director
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Freelance writer
  • Producer
  • Publicist
  • Production assistant
  • Screenwriter
  • Archivist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Information specialist
  • Media consultant /coordinator
  • Teacher /media educator
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Social media strategist
  • Web content producer
  • Writer/copywriter