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.


  • 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


  • 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


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

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS - American Film Institute - Association for Independent Film Makers - Non profit organization for independent film makers - Non profit film association - Center for Communications - Directors Guild of America - Sundance Institute - International Documentary Association - Women in Film - New York Women in Film & Television - The Actors Fund, for everyone in entertainment!speakers/cfvg- Self Employment in the Arts - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS - The Entertainment Professionals Network - International Film & TV Production Resources - Job and industry information in the media - Site for the professional creative marketplace -  NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting - Search site for jobs in film, television, video, live event and digital media production. - Entertainment job and internship listings - TV and Film Jobs - Media industry job list

Additional Resources Available at the CDC