Careers in the entertainment industry are broad and include roles in management, production, touring, gaming, radio, publishing, business, public relations, entertainment law, advertising, recording, promotions, and more! Most people identify an interest in the entertainment industry through their own enjoyment of film, television, radio, music, video games, or other forms of entertainment. It’s then a matter of identifying how your personal strengths and talents can find a match in the industry – and there’s really something for everyone. Sometimes a graduate degree is needed, such as in entertainment law or even an MBA for business leadership.
Film and Television
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in film and television, identifying your fit in the industry – and then building the needed skills and experience – is an important first step. Generally, people will aspire to performance (acting) or non-performance (industry roles. Within the industry, there are many different roles to explore. Here is a list of the broad career focus areas in film and television.
The Film and Media Studies Department (FMST) offers courses in media theory, production, and sociopolitical and cultural experiences. Please visit the FMST webpage for more information.
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The music industry supports the business of music performers and ranges from more technical careers, such as recording engineering, production, managers & agents, tour manages, and many other roles in between. Music is really everywhere! It’s heard on stage, over our radios, in films & television shows, in our advertisements, and all around us in many other ways. In all cases, there are many people whose job is to connect what artists are creating to the world
Books: All you Need to Know about the Music Business by Donald S. Passman