Career Opportunities in Film/TV
General Areas of Service
Mass communication graduates with a media concentration look toward employment in commercial, public, and religious radio and television stations, cable television, video/film/multi-image production companies and support industries, recording studios, advertising agencies, media research companies, audio/visual training departments in industry, hospitals, and educational institutions. Media positions are on the increase, with publishing houses accessing the burgeoning home video market. Freelancing opportunities exist for the extremely creative and competent.
A broad liberal arts background combined with strong writing skills is preferred by many employers when hiring non-technical personnel. Courses in media production and philosophy should be combined with courses in writing, business, marketing and the liberal arts. Students are advised to develop at least one practical and marketable media-related skill.