Career Profiles: Film and Electronic Arts

CSULB Department of Film and Electronic Arts

The film, video and audio fields are comprised of people involved in administration, engineering, sales and production of programs in the areas of broadcasting and film, as well as those in industrial or instructional video, cable communication, and program production for training employees in work settings. Other related areas include the business aspect of film, video, and audio. Qualifications for careers in film, video, and audio vary with type of position. Academic or technical training is necessary. College preparation is increasingly important. Competition in the job market may necessitate taking "any" entry-level job to secure entry into the profession and then seeking advancement from within. Membership in a trade union or guild is also a requisite for many jobs in the film and broadcast industry, especially in large market areas. Note: Students interested in performance such as becoming on-air talent-announcers, disc jockeys, newscasters, actors, program hosts, etc. should major in broadcast journalism, theatre, music or speech communication, and take courses in a wide range of liberal arts including courses which develop written and oral communication.

Cap & Degree

Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Broadcast technician
  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Film / video editor
  • Filmmaker
  • Location manager
  • Media specialist
  • Producer
  • Production designer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Screenwriter
  • Script supervisor
  • Sound effects technician
  • Sound engineering technician
  • Special effects supervisor
  • Studio operations engineer
  • Technical director
  • Visual

Where Employed:

  • Business and industry
  • Advertising agencies
  • Cable companies
  • Film production companies
  • Government agencies
  • Independent producers
  • Public relations firms
  • Radio and television studios
  • Television networks
  • Theatrical production companies

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