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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN... FILM STUDIES. www.sc.edu/career. film. Motion pictures collectively. The motion-picture industry, or its productions, operations, etc. Motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment. *

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film
  • Motion pictures collectively.
  • The motion-picture industry, or its productions, operations, etc.
  • Motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment.*

* "film." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 27 Jul. 2009. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/film>.

film studies majors study
Film Studies Majors Study
  • historic and contemporary issues depicted in films
  • the role of gender, class, race, or status in American and other cultures’ films
  • the influence of media on society

...and more

film studies at the university of south carolina
Film Studies At The University Of South Carolina

Undergraduate Options

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Major: Film Studies

Minor: Film Studies

Graduate Degrees

None

film studies majors develop skills in
Film Studies Majors Develop Skills In
  • historical/comparative analysis
  • critiquing films
  • describing the influence of media on society
  • thinking critically
  • problem solving, conceptual, and analytical thinking
  • knowledge of social factors in communication
  • seeing connections
  • arguing logically/ independently
  • using effective verbal and written communication to convey facts, theories, and ideas
employment settings
Employment Settings
  • Business & Commerce:Includesmanagement and direction of for-profit organizations including the development of business plans, marketing strategies, product development, and human resource management.
sample occupational titles associated with business commerce
Sample Occupational Titles Associated WithBusiness & Commerce
  • Personal Assistant to Director
  • Press Agent
  • Product Merchandiser
  • Program Assistant
  • Promotions Director
  • Publicist
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Commercial Designer
  • Entertainment Lawyer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Fund Raiser
  • Information Assistant
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Planner
  • Media Relations Representative
employment settings1
Employment Settings
  • Education: Includes classroom instruction, curricula development, research, writing, administration, program management, and lecturing.

Teaching and research positions at colleges and universities require an advanced degree. Most other teaching positions require appropriate certification.

sample occupational titles associated with education
Sample Occupational Titles Associated With Education
  • Education Administrator
  • Film/Video Production Instructor
  • Librarian, Special/Academic
  • Teacher

Academic Advisor

Admissions Counselor

College or University Faculty

Curriculum Developer

Distance Education Technology Coordinator

Drama Coach

employment settings2
Employment Settings
  • Media Arts / Film / Entertainment:
    • Includes the theater, movie, radio, television, radio and amusement park entertainment industries as well as popular press and Internet publications. Sound and visual thinking and its applications in electrographic and photographic media production is also included.
    • Public/media relations professionals, journalists, editors, and publishers also work within this setting.
sample occupational titles associated with media arts film entertainment
Sample Occupational Titles Associated With Media Arts / Film / Entertainment
  • Educational Television Coordinator
  • Film Director/Producer
  • Publicist
  • Subsidiary Rights Director
  • Talent Agent
  • Radio Producer
  • Set Designer
  • Theatre Manager
  • Video Producer
  • Multimedia Director
  • TV Reporter/Researcher
  • Theme Park Unit Manager
  • Sound, Visual or Special Effects Specialist

Actor/Actress

Animator

Art/Creative Director

Arts Programmer (TV/Radio)

Audio-Visual Production Coordinator

Broadcast & Sound Technician

Camera Operator

Casting Assistant

Cinematographer

Colorizing Technician

Community Arts Center Director

Costume Designer

employment settings3
Employment Settings
  • Writing, Editing & Publishing:Includes the areas of creativity, the precise use of language, and details. Further specialization may lead to writing your own works of fact of fantasy, proofing the quality and style of someone else’s writing, or managing the logistical and business side of writing.
sample occupational titles associated with writing editing publishing
Sample Occupational Titles Associated WithWriting, Editing & Publishing
  • Film Historian
  • Grant Writer
  • Layout Manager
  • Magazine Researcher
  • Photojournalist
  • Publishing Company Manager
  • Script Writer
  • Script Supervisor
  • Story Editor

Archivist

Author/Journalist

Columnist (Arts or Movie Review Section)

Dramaturge

Entertainment Editor (Newspaper/Magazine)

Features Writer

Film Critic

Film Editor

strategies for developing skills to get the job you want
Strategies For Developing Skills To Get The Job You Want
  • Develop photography or videography skills
  • Secure leadership positions in campus or community groups
  • Shadow the work of a professional

Pursue an excellent academic record

Obtain part-time, summer, or internship work experience

Develop strong writing and speaking skills

books and web resources
Books And Web Resources

Web Resources

American Film Institute http://www.afi.com

Independent Film & Television Alliancehttp://www.ifta-online.org/

Books

Careers In Media And Film by Georgina Gregory

Smart Moves For Liberal Arts Grads: Finding A Path To Your Perfect Career by Sheila J. Curran

Careers in Science by Thomas Easton

resources for more information
Resources For More Information

USC’s Department of Film and Media Studies

http://www.cas.sc.edu/film/

Career Center Library

http://www.sc.edu/career/Library/library.html

Film Related Websites

http://www.sc.edu/career/la/art.html#MEDIAFILMVIDEO

College of Arts and Sciences Career Development Program

www.sc.edu/career/cascdp/index.html

career center contact information
Career Center Contact Information

University of South Carolina Career Center

6th Floor, H. William Close Building (BA Building)

Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-7280

On-call counseling without an appointment:

M - F, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Summer and holiday hours may differ, please check the website at www.sc/edu/career)