Electronic Media & Film

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for electronic media/broadcasting.

Some common career titles for this major:

  • Advertising Agencies Announcers
  • Art Directors
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians
  • Editors
  • Executive Producer
  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators
  • Graphic Designers
  • Interior Design
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Producers and Directors
  • Screenwriter
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Storyboard and Concept Artist

Other Job Titles:

  • Creative Director
  • Digital Effects Animator
  • Director of Photography
  • Lighting Technical Director
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Technical Director
  • Unit production manager
  • Videographer

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email  , electronic media & film department internship coordinator.

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Electronic Media & Film Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Common industry related questions
  • What form of media engages you the most?
  • What kind of stories do you want to tell?
  • You’ve been offered a well-rounded education at Towson. Narrowing it down is the hard part. What do you want to specialize in?
  • Tell us about some of the film projects you have worked on.
  • What is your preferred role when working on a film set?
  • Of which project are you most proud?
  • What is your favorite film and why?
  • What can a team expect from you?
  • Tell us about your experience with pre-production/production/post-production.
  • What is the most challenging role for you when working on a film?
  • When did you decide that you wanted to pursue a career in electronic media and film, and why?
  • What knowledge do you have about electronic media and film? What is your area of expertise?
  • For what type of work environment are you looking?
  • Can you tell me three current events that are happening in your field of expertise?
  • What was the biggest mistake you ever made on the job?


Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.