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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 - College Art Association - National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture - Dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology - Leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the US - Gray Area Foundation for the Arts - Foundation for Art and Creative Technology - International Digital Media and Arts Association - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information


Career Development Center - Log onto Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni - Internship, volunteer and job opportunities with nonprofit organizations - NY Foundation for the Arts - Career and community for media professionals - Site for the professional creative marketplace - Online production crew search engine – Jobs in animation from the Animation World Network. - Job listings in the Entertainment Industry - NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting - International Film & TV Production Resources - Entertainment jobs - presents jobs and portfolio hosting services – Jobs in the video and computer gaming industry - A job board for media professionals.  - Job site for technology, creative, and business candidates - Search site for jobs in film, television, video, live event and digital media production. - Media industry job list

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