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Careers for Media, Film & Journalism Majors

What is media, film & journalism studies?

The University of Denver's program in media, film & 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. Students choose from one of four majors within the program:

  1. Media Studies
  2. Film Studies & Production
  3. Strategic Communication
  4. Journalism Studies

Common careers for media, film & journalism studies students:

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 media, film & journalism studies alumni 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

media, film &journalism studies students' professional skills

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 & journalism studies right for you?

Still unsure if you should major in media, film & 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 & journalism studies majors and alumni who majored in media, film & journalism Studies. Also, schedule a session with the department chair, where you can explore other possible career paths.