What Can I Do With a Major In Studies in Cinema & Media Culture?

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Explore this Major

Learn about a major in studies in cinema and media culture (SCMC). All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies and studies in cinema and media culture majors develop great skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include analytical and critical thinking are required for this major, along with innovation & creativity, and oral & written communication.

Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "AIR" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.

 

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Alumni Career Examples

Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.

Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major! 

Arts

Note:  *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

  • Model Builder, LEGO
  • Video Production Intern, Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Production Artist Intern, Periscope
  • Production Intern, Committee Films
  • Gallery Exhibition Intern, Katherine E Nash Gallery
  • Multimedia Assistant, Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul
  • Production Intern, NorthCoast Productions
  • Programming Intern, Audi Dublin International Film Festival
  • MayDay Intern, Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
  • Programming and Development Intern, 20th Century Fox

Entry-Level

  • Video Production Manager, The Tile Shop
  • Director, Fringe Festival Minneapolis
  • Director of Equipment and Facilities, IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts
  • Studio Tech, CLA TV Studios
  • Editor, Dead Horse Productions
  • Production Artist/QA Specialist, Periscope
  • Creative Director, SLAM Productions
  • Digital Media Specialist, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Program Director, Minnesota Film Arts
  • Script Supervisor, Strange Turtle Blues Productions

Experienced

  • Talent Agent, ACME Talent & Literary
  • Program Director, KFAI Fresh Air Radio
  • Director, Dreambear Productions*
  • Senior Production Artist, Periscope
  • Talent Agent: Print/Commercial Division, DDO Artists Agency
  • Program Host/DJ/Event Promoter, Radio Pocho
  • Production Assistant, H2
  • Senior Video Editor/Producer, Refinery 29
  • Coordinator-Commercial Operations, E!-NBC Universal
  • Production Assistant, Rick Kessenich Creative
  • Program Director, Northwest Film Forum*
  • Partner/Agent, Robertson/Taylor Agency*
  • Station Relations Representative, American Public Media
  • Head of Post Production, New York Post
  • Artist, Self-Employed
  • Videographer, StoryBridge

Graduate Programs

  • MFA-Creative Writing, Arizona State University
  • MFA-Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design
  • MFA Film/Video and Photographic Arts, University of Colorado-Boulder
Communications & Media

Note:  *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

  • Intern Copywriter, Target
  • Event Planning/Marketing Intern, Taste of the NFL
  • Brand Ambassador, Allied Integrated Marketing
  • Writing Intern, Magenta Publishing

Entry-Level

  • Junior Copywriter, Mullen
  • Events Coordinator, Taste of the NFL

Experienced

  • Copywriter, David and Goliath
  • Program Coordinator, Piper Center for Creative Writing
Business

Note:  *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Entry-Level

  • Marketing Specialist, Datacard Corporation
  • Marketing Coordinator, Ellerbe Becket

Experienced

  • Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, United Health Group
  • Principal Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Medtronic
  • Assistant Payroll Accountant, Disney ABC Television Group
  • Business Analyst, Ameriprise Financial Services
  • Marketing Manager-Media Product Development, Best Buy

Graduate Programs

  • Masters (mini), E-Commerce, University of St. Thomas

 

The College of Liberal Arts Career Services and the University of Minnesota has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here. We encourage students to use precaution when applying to, interviewing at, or participating in volunteer, internship, job, or research programs outside of the University. These opportunities are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and have not been fully vetted.