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Entertainment and Production

Students interested in film, television, music, sports, and digital programming may want to explore a career in entertainment and production. Students with an interest in entertainment management can explore roles within this space, as well as students interested in pre/post-production roles including but not limited to casting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound, or visual effects.

Explore Career Paths and Possibilities

Below is a sample list of entry points for students interested in entertainment and production. The entertainment industry incorporates a diverse number of disciplines that work together to create, manage, support, and advertise large scale projects as well as independent media production. Internships and jobs may be production-specific or focus more on business development and operations within the entertainment industry.

Many entertainment career paths require a willingness to start in an introductory position. Whether full-time, part-time, freelance, or contract-based, building relationships and a reputation with other industry professionals will be necessary to advance one’s career. For students with an interest in production, creating content that you can highlight in a portfolio or reel is especially important.

  • Internships

    • Cinematography Intern
    • Editing Intern
    • Film Distribution Intern
    • Film Festival Intern
    • Film Production Intern
    • Screenwriting Intern
    • TV/Film Development Intern
    • Videographer Intern
  • Post-Grad Entry Points

    • Assistant Editor
    • Assistant to Talent Agent
    • Audio Production Assistant
    • Cinematography Assistant
    • Entry-Level Script Consultant
    • Junior Production Artist
    • Production Assistant
    • Video Production Coordinator

Trends

Some industries adapt and reinvent themselves faster than others, with many across the media, communication, arts, and entertainment community doing so with greater frequency. Keep your finger on the pulse by staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends, using some of the below as starting points.