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

  • Works will under pressure and meets deadlines
  • Communicates emotions and ideas creatively
  • Ability to present specific viewpoints
  • Ability to relate to people of varying backgrounds
  • Ability to respond quickly to unexpected circumstances
  • Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages’
  • Technical and editing skills
  • Desire to learn new things and flexible to new ideas

CAREER TITLES

  • Animator
  • Assistant Director
  • Booking Manager
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Camera Operator
  • Casting Assistant 
  • Casting Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Colorizing Technician
  • Critic
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Director
  • Educator
  • Entertainment Writer
  • Film Archivist
  • Film Distributor
  • Film Editor
  • Film Festival Organizer
  • Film Production
  • Independent Filmmaker
  • Multimedia video producer
  • Personal Asst. to Director 
  • Press Agent 
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Professor
  • Program Assistant
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Supervisor
  • Scriptwriter 
  • Sound Editor
  • Story Editor
  • Studio Merchandising
  • Television Production
  • Visual Effects Specialist
  • Writer/Editor

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE 

  • Educational  Institutions
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Media Organizations/Departments 
  • Film Studios
  • Production Companies
  • Television Networks/Cable
  • Non Profit Organizations

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS

www.afi.com - American Film Institute
www.aivf.org - Association for Independent Film Makers
www1.nyc.gov/site/mome/initiatives/initiatives.page - Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
www.filmindependent.org - Non profit organization for independent film makers
www.afci.org - Non profit film association
www.cencom.org - Center for Communications
www.dga.org - Directors Guild of America
www.sundance.org - Sundance Institute
www.documentary.org - International Documentary Association
www.wif.org - Women in Film
www.nywift.org - New York Women in Film & Television
www.actorsfund.org - The Actors Fund, for everyone in entertainment
www.selfemploymentinthearts.com/#!speakers/cfvg- Self Employment in the Arts
www.bls.gov/ooh - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS

www.showbizjobs.com - The Entertainment Professionals Network
www.mandy.com - International Film & TV Production Resources
www.mediabistro.com - Job and industry information in the media
www.creativehotlist.com - Site for the professional creative marketplace
www1.nyc.gov/assets/mome/pdf/reeljobs.pdf  - Reel Jobs NYC
www.productionhub.com - Search site for jobs in film, television, video, live event and digital media production.
www.entertainmentcareers.net - Entertainment job and internship listings
www.nycfilmcrew.com - TV and Film Jobs
www.media-match.com/usa/media/jobsboard.php - Media industry job list

Additional Resources Available at the CDC