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Careers for Media, Film & Journalism Majors

What is a media, film and journalism studies major?

The University of Denver's program in media, film and journalism studie s focuses on a broad-based understanding of the role and operation of the media in contemporary society. The program prepares students for the competitive and continually-evolving communications market.

Common careers for media, film and journalism studies majors:

With a deep understanding of the media in contemporary society, many media, film and journalism studies majors go on to work in the entertainment, public relations, film, government, nonprofit and media industries.

Browse many online career resources for journalism majors. 

Common job titles held by these media, film and journalism studies majors include:

  • book publisher
  • broadcaster
  • business writer
  • camera operator
  • copy editor
  • desktop publisher
  • reporter
  • magazine editor
  • media designer
  • marketing and sales
  • news anchor
  • photojournalist
  • technical writer
  • advertising director
  • producer
  • editor
  • graphic communications specialist
  • public relations specialist

Professional skills of media, film and journalism studies majors:

In addition to the careers listed above, media, film and journalism studies majors are well-suited to fields that require the following skills:

  • solid core of writing, editing, new media technology
  • ability to collect and relay information efficiently
  • knowledge of history, foundation, and globalization of media theory
  • critical thinking skills in the reading and analysis of media texts

Is a media, film and journalism studies major right for you?

Still unsure if you should major in media, film and journalism studies? Schedule a session with a career counselor, attend our "Choosing a Major" workshop, and attend career events where you can network with employers that hire media, film and journalism studies majors and alumni who majored in media, film and journalism Studies. Also, schedule a session with the department chair, where you can explore other possible career paths.