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Professional Opportunities

As a Motion Pictures & Television student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, you will begin telling stories with a camera and editing digital footage. As you advance though the program you will learn to put it all together for a demo reel.

As they develop their talents and unique styles, students have many opportunities to network with professionals in the industry and begin their professional futures:

Epidemic Film Festival and Spring Show – With an exhibition of fresh and original work, Academy of Art University's Spring Show and the School of Motion Pictures & Television’s Epidemic Film Festival draws crowds of industry professionals each year. Motion Pictures & Television students showcase their best work in areas such as producing, directing, cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, screenwriting and production design.

Career & Entrepreneurial Services – Students prepare for entry into the professional workforce by taking advantage of the Career & Entrepreneurial Development department’s onsite and online workshops. See more.

Industry Relationships & Events – Throughout each semester, the School of Motion Pictures & Television participates in industry events and brings respected professionals in the film industry to campus. Students benefit from lectures and artist presentations by top filmmakers.

View Industry On Campus Videos:
Watch Highlights from the Epidemic Film Festival:

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the School of Motion Pictures & Television can embark on careers such as:

  • Director of Photography
  • Camera Operator
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • 2nd Assistant Camera, Best Boy
  • Focus Puller
  • Loader
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Editor
  • 1st Assistant Editor
  • 2nd Assistant Editor
  • Apprentice Editor
  • Post Production Assistant
  • Film Director
  • TV Director
  • 1st Assistant Director
  • 2nd Assistant Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Screenwriter
  • TV Showrunner
  • Staff Writer
  • Agency Reader
  • Story Consultant
Sound Production
  • Composer
  • Orchestrator, Score Supervisor,
  • Music Coordinator
  • Sound Designer, Synth Programmer,
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Copyist, Music Editor,
  • Musician Contractor
  • Music Librarian
  • Producer
  • Line Producer
  • Production Manager
  • 1st Assistant Director, Location Manager
  • Production Office Coordinator
  • Producer’s Assistant
Production Design
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