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Careers for Digital Production and Cinema Studies Graduates

For majors in Communications concentrating in digital production and cinema studies 


  • Actor
  • Broadcast and sound engineering technician
  • Camera operator
  • Cinematographer
  • Composer
  • Editor
  • Film and video editor
  • Makeup, hair and wardrobe worker
  • Multimedia artists and animator
  • Photographer
  • Producer and director
  • Reporter, correspondent and broadcast analyst
  • Screenwriter


In 2014, the last year for which data are available, film and video editors and camera operators held about 59,000 jobs, multimedia artists and animators held about 64,000 jobs and producers and directors held about 122,000 jobs. From 2014 to 2024, employment of film and video editors is projected to grow 18 percent, employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 6 percent and employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 9 percent.

New broadcast methods, such as mobile and online TV, as well as increased special effects and overall available content have produced many more jobs for digital production and cinema professionals. The need to create, edit, translate and send out information through many different platforms also puts these workers in high demand.


The largest employers of digital production and cinema professionals are:

  • Motion picture and video industries
  • Radio and television broadcasting
  • Performing arts and sports
  • Advertising and public relations
  • Cable and other subscription programming
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Self-employment and consulting services

» Get information about Adelphi’s Communications degree program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook HandbookFilm and Video Editors and Camera Operators, Multimedia Artists and Animators, Producers and Directors, From script to screen: Careers in film production.

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Nexus Building, Room 225
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Department of Communications
Blodgett Hall Room 113
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