What can I do with a Major in.... Television
Majoring in Television and Film prepares one to enter careers in
the advertising, media and entertainment industries.
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities
available to Television & Film majors, you must look at
yourself and ask yourself a few basic questions:
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths, skills and accomplishments. Some
examples of skills and qualities employers look for include:
- Problem solving
- Detail oriented
- Oral communication
- Written communication
- Flexible attitude/open to new ideas
- Desire to learn new things
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of life style do I want to lead?
Examine your values...is money what you're after, job security,
If you are having trouble answering these questions, you are not
alone. Make an appointment with an advisor in the Career Center. We want to help you!
Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and how you
want to apply this knowledge.
A bachelor's degree in Television and Film and the appropriate
skills and/or internship experience may lead to the following
positions within the industries of advertising, media
graphics, film, journalism, public relations, publishing,
television or video production:
- Advertising representative
- Public relations representative
- Graphic designer
- Camera operator
- Production assistant
- Account executive
- Corporate video producer
- Independent filmmaker
- Documentary filmmaker
- Multimedia video producer
- Lighting designer/technician
- Research assistant
- Marketing assistant
Experience in the field or an advanced
degree could lead to certain positions in:
For information on graduate schools, consult Peterson's.
Typical places of employment are:
Public relations firms/departments
Media graphics firms/departments
Motion picture studios
To help you decide which area to pursue you must do in-depth research into each area of specialization
and/or industry you have an interest in.
Places to begin:
Join the Career Centers COACH
Talk to people in the field, talk to your professors,
write to and/or join one of the following
Association of National Advertisers, Inc. 708 Third Ave., New
York, NY 10017 212-697-5950 www.ana.net
Visual Effects Society 2308 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90414
National Association of Broadcasters 1771 N Street, NW,
Washington DC 20036 202-429-5300 www.nab.org
National Assoc. of TV Program Executives 2425 Olympic Blvd.,
Suite 600E Santa Monica, CA 90404 310-453-4440 www.natpe.org
NY New Media Association 55 Broad Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY
10004 212-785-7898 www.nynma.org
For additional lists of Associations consult the Encyclopedia of