Planning for Your Future
Digital Cinema Careers
- Cinematographer – The cinematographer tells stories through the visual arts with creativity in organizing camera angles and shots.
- Film/Commercial Editor – Editors are a part of the post production of digital media art. Editors assemble the footage into a sequence that tells a story. Editors are employed to construct commercials, promotional videos, full-length movies and many other video projects in between.
- Screenwriter – A screenwriter constructs an entire screenplay on paper before a camera is even set up to capture it. This position requires a creative and strategic mind in order to communicate to the director what shots to arrange or how to creatively tell a story.
- Television Production – In the world of TV production, the opportunities range from being a news camera operator to writing a TV series script to working in the post production for sports games. If you’re interested in a fast-paced work environment, TV production is full of opportunities to apply your skill set.
- Animation Studios – Animators are constantly constructing images for film, television, video games and the internet for diverse clients and needs. Animators must be flexible, skilled and creative in order to meet a variety of needs while maintaining originality in their work.
- Advertising Agencies – Countless businesses are anxious to get the word out about their products and services, and each one of those businesses is different. There are plenty of opportunities to develop brands and labels at advertising agencies for increases in consumer awareness and sales.
Several international opportunities are available to art students, including the annual European Art Tour. One or more faculty and their families will take up to a dozen students to key art destinations for about two weeks. This trip is subsidized by an anonymous donor and the cost to the student is very reasonable. Course credit is available as well.
The purpose of the art tour is to expose JBU students to the full experience of seeing, feeling and understanding great art. While there is merit to learning through exposure to slides, books, television, lectures and discussions, nothing can replace the impact of seeing something in person.
Summer Studies trips are also available for college credit.
Digital Cinema students join the Visual Art Foundry, the student-led art club. The Visual Art Foundry Student Filmmaker Society hosts film screenings and workshops where students can hang out and talk cinema. The VAF also plans other events to connect art students while enriching their art education experience.