Internships and Opportunities

Internships are crucial to gaining entry to the film, television and media industries. Acquire hands-on production experience that will deepen your technical abilities and make you a more attractive candidate to potential employers. 

You can earn up to six credits while interning locally or in Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Study Away Program. The program in Los Angeles provides direct learning insights and professional work experiences in the media and entertainment industries.

Film and Media Arts students may also find opportunities through

Film Festivals 

The Film and Media Arts Department holds film festivals for student work, including the

Learn more about film festival opportunities.

Careers

A degree in Film and Media Arts prepares you for numerous careers in the culture industries and allows you to analyze the impacts of media on current society. Upon completion of the Film and Media Arts BA, you will be equipped to take on a professional role in media production, manage your own freelance portfolio career, or pursue a position in higher education.

Any city with a thriving media arts and entertainment industry, such as Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta or Philadelphia would be a great landing place to kick off your new career. A few possible career paths for this degree are listed below.

  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Editor
  • Games designer
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Web designer

Career Services

The Film and Media Arts Department encourages students to find job opportunities by checking the information boards in Annenberg Hall, consulting with faculty, and visiting the Career Center for guidance on career direction and job search strategies.

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Film and Media Arts Major may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, & Radio

$71,620.00

Film & Video Editors

$61,180.00

First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers

$58,870.00

Helpers--Production Workers

$26,070.00

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers

$37,340.00

Motion Picture Projectionists

$22,050.00

Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers

$30,820.00

Photographic Process Workers & Processing Machine Operators

$27,480.00

Poets, Lyricists & Creative Writers

$61,820.00

Prepress Technicians & Workers

$39,910.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).