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Careers

As a Motion Pictures major, you will be prepared for a broad variety of career options. Whether you start at the bottom as a set PA, or at the top as a producer or director, the same skills are required. Your work ethic, professionalism, heart, your enthusiasm and your talent will be rewarded. 

With the explosion in scripted and unscripted television, there's never been a better time to enter the industry. Start knowing no two paths are the same. No matter what your personality, there's a place for you. If you thrive on activity and teamwork, work on set. If you don't want the pressure of losing the light and not making your day, be a postproduction supervisor and work in an air-conditioned room. Guided by your professors, helped by your friends in Motion Pictures and our network of alumni, you'll find your way. Armed with a solid education and a few contacts, a career is absolutely possible.

Belmont's slogan is "From Here To Anywhere." In movies and TV, nothing could be more true. The following is mere snapshot of some of the jobs student pursue upon graduation.

Screenwriter

A screenwriter crafts scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games.

Producer

A television, film or video producer oversees a project from concept to completion, and manages the project finances and fundraising. A producer may also be involved in marketing and distributing the final product.

Director

A movie production relies on a director to choose a script, cast and crew, approve designs for costumes, pictures and sets, rehearse and film scenes, ensure that the production stays on schedule and within the budget and oversee post-production activities, such as editing.

Production Assistant

The production assistant role offers a strong entry-level overview of the film and television industry. While responsibilities differ, a production assistant role covers a wide variety of non-technical tasks related to the execution of projects.

Cinematographer/Director of Photography

A cinematographer or director of photography (DP) is responsible for the artistic and technical decisions related to the image and gives direction to the camera and lighting crews working on a film, television production or other live-action piece.

Marketing & Distribution

Numerous opportunities can be found on the business side of the motion pictures industry, including publicists and social media strategists, marketers and professionals involved in the sales and distribution of video and film projects.

Other Opportunities

3-D Motion Tracker


Accounting Assistant

Advertising Music Assistant


Agent's Assistant


Art Department

Assistant Dialogue Editor


Assistant Script Supervisor


Band Videographer


Business Development

Camera Crew

Carpenter’s Assistant


Casting Associate


Cinematography

Clearance Coordinator


Colorist

Copywriter


Costumer

Craft Service


Development for Management Company

Director

Distribution and Foreign Sales

Data Wrangler

Documentary Research

Electrician

Entertainment Guild Assistant

Entertainment Journalism

Executive Assistant

Feature Film Development

Film Festival Programmer

Film Finance

Film Marketing

Fixer

Foley Artist

Food Stylist

Gaffer

Hair Stylist

Line Producer

Location Manager

Location Scout

Location Sound Crew

Make Up

Marketing Assistant


Marketing Representative


Motion Graphics

Music Supervisor

Music Editor

Painter


Personal Assistant


Picture Editor

Post Production Supervision

Producer

Production Accountant

Production Assistant

Production Coordinator

Production Designer

Production Manager

Prop Master

Props Technician


Public Relations Assistant


Reality TV Research & Development

Render Wrangler


Rotoscope Artist


Runner

Script Reader


Script Supervisor

Second Assistant Editor


Second Second Assistant Director

Set Construction

Sequencing Programmer


Set Decoration Crew


Social Media Specialist


Sound Designer

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Story Editor

Talent Wrangler

Television Writers Assistant

Television Development

Texture Artist


Trailer Writer / Editor

Transportation

Video Logger

Video Game Development

Visual Effects

Voiceover Artist

Wardrobe Assistant

Web Series Development

Writer

And on and on and on...