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

Career Development Center - 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