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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Careers & Further Study

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Some of the students completing the Film and Media Studies Major and the Film Studies Minor have career aspirations and plans for future study in their major field of interest.

Others wish to pursue a career more directly related to film or to continue their education in critical film studies or film production.


Among the jobs opened to students with a Film Studies Minor and a major in Mass Media, Creative Writing, Art, or English include the following

  • Critic
  • Publicist
  • Producer
  • Film/video editor
  • Writer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Archivist
  • Educator
  • Nonprofit
  • Screenwriting
  • Promotions
  • Marketing
  • Art director
  • Craft artist
  • Production assistant
  • Multimedia artist/animator
  • Commercial designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Set and exhibit designer
  • Radio and TV announcer
  • Public address announcer
  • Public relations
  • Event planning
  • Technical writer
  • AV technician
  • Radio operator
  • Sound engineering technician
  • Photographer
  • Camera operator
  • Film editor
  • Social media specialist
  • Web producer
  • Advertising and promotions
  • Marketing manager
  • PR and fundraising manager

Further Study

Students wishing to pursue further studies in Film should consider an MFA in Film Production or an MA or Ph. D. in Critical Film Studies. Typically, students pursuing those degrees plan to teach at a university or film school. Below is a list of resources for graduate study.

For more information. contact the Film and Media Studies Co-Director (Film).