Film Studies

What is Film Studies Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Additional Resources UNCW Dept of Film Studies
Film Studies vs Communication Studies  

What is Film Studies?

For more than a decade, the study of film has been one of the fastest growing disciplines at American colleges and universities.  Film studies students normally follow one of two career directions. Most students directly enter the communications job market. Advertising, public relations, technical writing, educational media and free-lance filmmaking are just a few career possibilities.

Film Studies majors learn to see film as an artistic medium, a cultural expression, a rhetorical device, a technical production, and a commercial enterprise. The major develops students' analytical, research and writing skills, as well as their creative and technical abilities.

Related Career Titles

Film Archives Television production Animator
Assistant Director Camera Operator Casting Director
Cinematographer Censor Colorizing technician
Independent Filmmaker Industrial Filmmaker Producer
Script Supervisor Screenwriter Sound Editor
Visual Effects Dramaturge Critic
Lighting Technician Program Assistant Press Agent
Actor Actress Drama Coach
Sound/Special Effects Specialist Prop Maker Scriptwriter
Studio Merchandising Distribution Company Personal Asst. to Director
Theater Manager Film Production Instructor Casting Assistant
Costume Design Publicist Rerecording mixer
Film Director Story Editor Talent Representative
Film Editor Talent Agent
Professor

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Related Major Skills

Present specific viewpoints

Influential/persuasion skills

Synthesizing information

Interpretation skills

Reporting and editing skills

Create entertaining and persuasive messages

Evaluate ideas and presentation

Gather information and data

Compare and contrast evidence

Evaluate information and sources

Critical thinking skills

Develop market research

Measure media effects

Planning and managing skills

Work with deadlines

Work independently

Attention to details

Work in teams / small groups

Rewriting and editing with others

Understand institutional and cultural values

Identify and manage different needs of individuals, groups, etc.

Explaining processes, plans and concepts

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Job & Internship Search Links

UNCW Department of Film Studies Internship page

Production Hub

California Film Commission

Summer Film Internships

Rising Star Internships

Entertainmentjobs.com

Hollywood Entertainment Jobs

Crew Net

New England Film

Arts Opportunities

Entertainment Careers

ShowBizJobs (mostly LA & NY)

FilmBiz Jobs

Kemps Film and TV Production Services Handbook

Show Crew Network

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Career Planning Links

International Film and TV Production Resources

Digital Filmmakers Resource Site 2-Pop   

Career & Community for Media Professionalsff: MediaBistro

Photography & Film Career Guide

American Cinema Editors

Media careers

Women Make Movies

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Professional Associations Links

Academy of Television Arts and Science

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers

American Society of Cinematographers

Association of Motion Picture Sound, London

Black Filmmaker Foundation

Digital Cinema Society

Director’s Guild of America

National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians

Producer’s Guild of America

Screen Actors Guild

Wilmington Regional Film Commission

American Film Institute

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

American Association of Advertising Agencies

Additional Resources:

Actors Fund of America

Boston Film/Video Foundation

British Film Institute

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