Careers in Media Study

Student setting up theatre lighting

Our alumni are working everywhere – movie sets, magazines, game companies, art galleries, television studios, advertising companies, universities and more. They work locally, nationally and internationally. Below is a sampling of careers our alumni have formed with a degree in Media Study from UB.

Justin Lanza, BA Media Study '11

I grew up an average middle class kid in Utica, NY. I thought what was in the TV and Movies was a separate world with a lucky few who got to work and make a living. I now know that it is not only a viable career choice, but growing industry with a wide range of technical and creative jobs.

Alumni Careers

Production

Media Director
Production Assistant
Producer
Field Producer
Media Production Coordinator
Production Technical Director
Commercial Producer
Director
Field Producer
Digital media producer
Media Production Coordinator
Broadcast Video Editor
Editing Project Manager
Director of Photography
Production Manager

Web and Social Media

Director of Web Publications
Applications Technician
Communications Developer
Director of Consumer Experience
Webmaster
Blogger
Web-based Writer
Create Software/Web Applications
UI Developer
Podcast Producer
Interactive Designer

Film Production/Post Production

Boom Operator
Technical Sound Designer
Video Technician
Sound and Lighting Technician
Director of Technology
Production Technical Director
Camera Operator
Lighting Cameraman
Cinematographer
Digital Photography
Film Editor
Podcast Producer
Photojournalist
Filmmaker
Documentary Production Filmmaker
Videographer
Video Editor

Artist/Design

Associate Experience Designer
Interaction and Physical Designer
Artist-in-Residence
Interactive Designer
Multidisciplinary Artist
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Graphics Coordinator

Writing

Magazine Editor
Screenwriter
Blogger
Film Critic
Magazine Contributor   
Nonfiction Writer 
Marketing Specialist
Content Manager

Gaming

Game Designer
Animator
Game Developer
Programmer 
Gaming Writer
Associate Experience Designer

Research/Education

Professor
Professor/Lecturer
Computer Technology and Media Arts Teacher
Researcher-in-Residence

Arts Management

Arts Festival Director
Instillations Art
Art Gallery Director
Media/Film Curator
Media Art Coordinator