Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Film Studies

Film has been an artistic and popular medium of exploring representations of the world for over a century now, and film and media studies have grown progressively as an academic discipline for several decades.

Film has been an artistic and popular medium of exploring representations of the world for over a century now, and film and media studies have grown progressively as an academic discipline for several decades. Film studies expanded rapidly in the 1970s and media studies followed with more analysis of television. Now, digital media in the form of social networks and tremendously popular sites like YouTube are part of everyday life. Smartphones and iMovie now make it possible for anyone to be a filmmaker. These areas are now a well-established and popular course of study at universities throughout the United States and around the world. This discipline also examines the history of film and media aesthetics, technological development, and changes in the production of these visually-centered works, as well as the place of film within cultures around the world. Students who study film in an academic setting learn to analyze this mode of visual representation, while gaining an awareness of the history and theory of the filmic arts. They also learn invaluable writing, critical thinking, visual rhetoric, analytical skills, and research skills that transfer to a variety of professional settings. Knowledge of Film Studies will be useful in a variety of careers. For instance, marketing, television & broadcasting, educational environments that utilize film technology, political campaigning, editorial jobs, and the entertainment industry (writer, director, producer).

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Career Opportunities

Multimedia Artists create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Job titles include: Animator, Creative Director, Art Director, Artist, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, 3D Artist, 3D Animator, Animation Director

Wages:

The median annual wage was $61,370 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Film and Video Editors edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

Job titles include: Editor, Video Editor, News Editor, Videographer, News Video Editor, News Videotape Editor, Assistant Film Editor, Film Editor, Non-Linear Editor, Online Editor

Wages:

The median annual wage was $51,300 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow -2-2% from 2012 to 2022.

Producers plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing. Directors interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.

Job titles include: Producer, News Producer, Television News Producer, Promotions Producer, Television Producer (TV Producer), Animation Producer, Executive Producer, Newscast Producer, Radio Producer, Associate Producer, Director, Television Director (TV Director), Artistic Director, Newscast Director, Stage Manager, Technical Director, News Production Supervisor, Television Newscast Director, Assistant Director, Associate Artistic Director

Wages:

The median annual wage was $71,350 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is expected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

The broadcasting industry includes radio and television broadcasting, as well as and cable and other subscription programming. It includes organizations that operate broadcasting studios and facilities for over the air or satellite delivery of radio and television programs of entertainment, news, talk, and the like. These establishments are often engaged in the production and purchase of programs and generating revenues from the sale of air time to advertisers and from donations, subsidies, and/or the sale of programs.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow 4% by 2022.