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
- Executive Producer
- Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators
- Graphic Designers
- Interior Design
- Multimedia Artists and Animators
- Producers and Directors
- 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
For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Careers in Electronic Media & Film
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 Dr. Dave Reiss , 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.
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,
- 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 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.
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