Employment for those in media study generally focuses on creativity and production techniques utilizing film, video, electronic, and computer-generated technology. This field integrates the examination of culture with the art and science of information/idea
transfer through the use of images and sound.
It is important that students acquire a strong background in both the social sciences and liberal arts, develop refined verbal and written communication skills, and maintain a strong intellectual curiosity about
the world around them. As media and technology is changing almost daily, it is critical that the media study graduate not only understand how to use the diverse range of media that is available to him or her, it is
also necessary to develop expertise in a particular field and develop work through that channel.
Skills gained in this program include:
Writing effective copy
Presenting a point of view clearly and forcefully in a variety of media
Using sight, sound, motion, and words to create powerful and exciting images
Synchronizing words with music, movement, sound, and lighting to produce a finished work
Effectively using design elements to hold an audience's attention
Using research and investigative techniques to develop a piece of work
Operating cameras, recorders, and computers
Becoming resourceful in obtaining props, sets, and other effects necessary to a production
Using communication techniques to obtain and relay information
Selecting, evaluating, and editing media materials
Career Choices Game designers, Web and interface designers, Multimedia programmers,Special effects/graphics designers, VR interfaces for scientific research, industrial design, and architecture,
Curators in galleries and museums, Film/media reviewers/critics, Film/media writers, producers, directors, editors, technicians, Independent artists, Media specialists/consultants, University/ college professors, Library
media specialists, Media center administrator/technician, Development officer for private foundation
Recent graduates have found employment in the following areas:
Assistant editor at Solarium (edits commercials and shows for Lifetime and TLC channels)
Assistant producer, WGBH-Boston
Director of George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Editor for Fox Sports
Film and video production at CineFamily, NYC
Film programmer at Hallwalls
Multimedia developer at Ingram Micro, Inc.
Production coordinator at Believe Media, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Videographer & Video Editor at The Avenue Code, Buffalo, NY
Intern at NEO Studios, Jackson Heights, NY
Virtual Reality Video Stitcher at RYOT
Story PA at VH1 Love & Hip Hop 6 Reunion, Greater NYC Area
News Editor at CCTV News (July 2015-present)
Metro Reporter for Tampa Bay Times - Times Publishing Co., and before that a Metro Reporter for The Boston Globe
Several graduates have won Emmys, Clios, and major film festivals, and have had their work shown on PBS and national television.
Work settings include:
Film/video supply houses
Media production firms
Motion picture companies
Public relations agencies
Touring production companies
Web design firms
What percentage of graduates is offered related employment?
The Department of Media Study at UB offers these graduate degrees:
M.F.A. in Media Arts Production
What percentage of graduates goes on to graduate school?