Career Development

New Media

When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in New Media, and find out about program requirements, courses, and the program faculty.

Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a New Media major at Purchase College.

Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Develops creative ways to solve a problem
  • Develop creative problems to question ways.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
  • Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose produce, and perform visual arts
  • Understand and explains complex concepts and ideas
  • Learn, utilize and think critically about new technologies.
  • Knowledge of the theory, aesthetics and techniques of creating digital and media art.
    Creative thinking

CAREER TITLES

  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Camera Operator
  • Cartoonist
  • Curator
  • Documentary Film Maker
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Media Production Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Multimedia Director
  • Online Content Developer
  • Photojournalist
  • Photographer
  • Program Director
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Graphics Designer

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE

  • Yourself (Freelancer)
  • Art Organizations
  • Museums
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • TV, Radio & Cable Broadcast Companies
  • Technology Firms/Consulting Companies
  • Publishing Companies
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Film/Theatre Production Companies
  • Multimedia or Interactive Agencies

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

www.collegeart.org - College Art Association
www.namac.org - National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
rhizome.org - Dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology
eyebeam.org - Leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the US
www.gaffta.org - Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
www.fact.co.uk - Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
idmaa.org/ - International Digital Media and Arts Association
www.bls.gov/ooh - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information

JOB SEARCH LINKS

www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Log onto Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.idealist.org - Internship, volunteer and job opportunities with nonprofit organizations
www.nyfa.org - NY Foundation for the Arts
www.mediabistro.com - Career and community for media professionals
www.iwantmedia.com - Media news and resources
www.creativehotlist.com - Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.Media-Match.com - Online production crew search engine
jobs.awn.com – Jobs in animation from the Animation World Network.
www.Entertainmentcareers.net - Job listings in the Entertainment Industry
www.nyc.gov/film - NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
www.Filcro.com  - Filcro Media Staffing
www.mandy.com - International Film & TV Production Resources
www.showbizjobs.com - Entertainment jobs
www.Coroflot.com - presents jobs and portfolio hosting services
www.Gamejobs.com – Jobs in the video and computer gaming industry
www.journalismjobs.com - A job board for media professionals.
www.lostremote.com - TV new media jobs
www.Guru.com  - Job site for technology, creative, and business candidates
www.productionhub.com - Search site for jobs in film, television, video, live event and digital media production.
jobs.newmediahire.com New Media jobs
www.media-match.com/usa/media/jobsboard.php - Media industry job list

Additional Resources Available at the CDC

Updated 9/15


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