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Film, Television and Interactive Media

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Career Resources
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Film, Television and Interactive Media Program exemplifies interdepartmental inquiry and multicultural exploration, with a strong curriculum in world cinema. The major and minor focus on analysis of film style and content, film history, and the relationships between cinema and culture.  Students develop an awareness of cinema as a complex narrative form and as an art, learn the rhetorical and syntactical conventions of moving images, and understand how this language has developed historically.  The program provides a broad overview of the history of the moving image to develop expertise in cinematic style and cultural meaning and an appreciation of the practical and technical side of motion picture production.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Film, Television and Interactive Media alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Film, Television and Interactive Media major at Brandeis.

Alumni Career Paths

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored/minored in this program. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate in this field at Brandeis.

Year Company Title Industry
2013 The Nielsen Company Research Analyst Research
2012 TAG Creative Project Manager Radio
2012 DirectIQ Marketing Associate Marketing
2010 Publicist Modem Associate Project Manager Publicity
2009 Atlantic Productions Camera Assistant Entertainment
2006 National Geographic Channel Program Coordinator Television
2005 Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Development Architecture
2004 Rubicon Marketing Group Product Manager Marketing
2003 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Editorial Staff Publishing
2003 CBS News Production Entertainment/ Television

Career Resources

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

Job and Internship Search Links

Animation World Network www.awn.com/index.php

Production Hub www.entertainmentcareers.net
Jobs, Internships and Career Information in Entertainment Industry

FilmStaff: Crew Placement Services http://www.filmstaff.com/

The Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/index.jsp

Kemps Film and TV Production Services Handbook www.kftv.com

NewEnglandFilm.com http://www.newenglandfilm.com/

ShowBizJobs (mostly LA & NY) http://www.showbizjobs.com/

ShowBizCrew (mostly LA & NY) http://www.showbizcrew.com/

FilmBiz Jobs http://jobs.filmbiz.com/

Entertainment Careers http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/

EntertainmentJobs.com: www.eej.com

HireCulture.org at the Massachusetts Cultural Council https://www.hireculture.org/

Massachusetts Film Office: http://www.mafilm.org/

MonsterTRAK http://www.monstertrak.com

New Line Cinema jobs http://www.newline.com/jobs/index.html

New York Foundation for the Arts http://www.nyfa.org/

TVJobs.com www.tvjobs.com

Studio Job and Internship Boards

Disney http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

Fox http://www.foxcareers.com/

HBO http://www.hbo.com/ (scroll to bottom, click on “Jobs at HBO”)

MGM/UA http://www.mgm.com/employment.php

New Line Cinema http://www.newline.com/internships.html

Paramount Pictures www.paramount.com

Pixar http://www.pixar.com/companyinfo/jobs/index.html

Warner Bros Entertainment www.wbjobs.com

Universal http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

Career Planning Links

International Film and TV Production Resources www.mandy.com
Internet Movie Database www.imdb.com (research producers, directors, etc.)

Digital Filmmakers Resource Site www.2-pop.com
Career & Community for Media Professionals  www.mediabistro.com
Photography & Film Career Guide http://www.khake.com/page45.html

American Cinema Editors www.ace-filmeditors.org

Entertainment Careers http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/

Media Careers http://www.mediacareers.com/

 Professional Associations Links/Career Research


Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television www.academy.ca/national.htm

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences www.oscars.org

Acoustical Society of America http://asa.aip.org/index.html

American Arbitration Association www.adr.org

American Association of Advertising Agencies www.aaaa.org

American Film Institute www.afionline.org

American Society of Cinematographers http://www.theasc.com/

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers www.aivf.org

Australian Film Institute http://www.afi.org.au/

Boston Film/Video Foundation www.bfvf.org

British Film Institute http://www.bfi.org.uk/

British Interactive Multimedia Association www.bima.co.uk

European Children’s Film Association http://www.ecfaweb.org/links.htm

The New Media Landscape http://journalismdegree.org/new-media/

Screen Actors Guild http://www.sag.org/

Variety www.variety.com (the daily morning read for film professionals)

Graduate School Information and Resources

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus

Skills and Abilities1

  •  Active listening and learning
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Concentration and focus
  • Create engaging and persuasive messages
  • Critical thinking
  • Evaluate diverse ideas and methods of presentation
  • Evaluate, interpret and synthesize information and sources
  • Explain an dmanage processes, plans and concepts
  • Gather information and data
  • Imagination and originality
  • Influence and persuade
  • Leadership and coordination of people and resources
  • Present specific viewpoints, social perception
  • Quantitative and qualitative reasoning
  • Report, write and edit independently and with others
  • Understand institutional and cultural values
  • Work with deadlines, time management

Knowledge

  • Esthetics, cultural trends and history of ideas
  • Human behavior, motivation and psychology
  • Management principles involved in strategic project planning, resource allocation
  • Media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods
  • Principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life
  • Performance, creation, craft
  • Structure and content of language
  • Theory, techniques, tools and principles required to compose, produce, perform, and critique arts-related work

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development


Sample of Possible Occupations

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Sample of Occupations


Actor/Actress

Entertainment Lawyer

Prop Maker

Animator

Film Archivist

Publicist

Arts Administrator

Film Editor

Recording Mixer

Arts Librarian

Film Production Instructor

Screenwriter

Booking Agent

Foley Artist

Script Supervisor

Camera Operator

Historian

Scriptwriter

Casting Director/Assistant

Independent Filmmaker

Set Designer

Censor

Industrial Filmmaker

Sound Editor

Choreographer

Lighting Technician

Special Effects Specialist

Cinematographer

Location Scout

Story Editor

Colorizing Technician

Make-up Artist/Designer

Storyboard Artist

Costume/Wardrobe Design

Personal Asst to Cast

Studio Merchandising

Critic

Personal Asst to Director

Stunt Performer

Director/Assistant Director

Press Agent

Talent Agent

Distribution Agent

Producer

Television Producer

Drama Coach

Professor

Theater Manager

Dramaturge

Program Assistant

Visual Effects Specialist

General Information about careers in the field:

Film and TV Careers

Arts, Film & Theater

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development