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.
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.
- Art Director
- Camera Operator
- Documentary Film Maker
- Exhibition Designer
- Video Editor
- Graphic Designer
- Media Production Specialist
- Multimedia Designer
- Multimedia Director
- Online Content Developer
- Program Director
- Programmer Analyst
- Technical Writer
- Web Developer
- Web Graphics Designer
Types of Organizations that Hire
- Yourself (Freelancer)
- Art Organizations
- Nonprofit organizations
- TV, Radio & Cable Broadcast Companies
- Technology Firms/Consulting Companies
- Publishing Companies
- Advertising Agencies
- 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
Rhizome - Dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology
Eyebeam - 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
Job Search Links
Career Development Center - Log onto Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
Idealist - Internship, volunteer and job opportunities with nonprofit organizations
NY Foundation for the Arts
Mediabistro - Career and community for media professionals
Communication Arts (CA) - Site for the professional creative marketplace
Media Match - Online production crew search engine
Animation World Network - Jobs in animation
EntertainmentCareers.net - Job listings in the entertainment industry
NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
Mandy - International Film & TV Production Resources
Showbizjobs.com - The Entertainment Professional’s Network
Coroflot - presents jobs and portfolio hosting services
GameJobs – Jobs in the video and computer gaming industry
JournalismJobs.com- A job board for media professionals.
Guru - Job site for technology, creative, and business candidates
ProductionHUB - Search site for jobs in film, television, video, live event and digital media production.
Media Match - Media industry job list
Additional Resources Available at the CDC