Film (Film and Media Studies) (BA)

The BA in film and media studies in ASU's Department of English provides a comprehensive analysis of film, television, digital media and screenwriting. It develops students into critically informed writers, storytellers, critics and consumers of film and media.

The program teaches students skill sets such as project research, critical thinking and effective crafting of media messages which can lead to employment opportunities in a wide range of fields.

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit the college's website for more information and requirements.

Degree Offered

Film (Film and Media Studies) (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

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Career Outlook

Graduates with a degree in film and media studies possess skills that can be applied in a number of professional fields, including film, television, streaming, videogames, social media, marketing and communications, and in leadership roles within these areas of the media and entertainment industries:

  • creative management
  • criticism
  • development
  • marketing
  • regulation
  • teaching

Some graduates have gone on to pursue graduate studies at prestigious universities while others elect to begin their careers. Graduates are prepared for employment as executives, screenwriters, producers, reviewers, teachers, marketers, analysts and bloggers.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Writers and Authors-2.3%$67,120
Producers and Directors 10%$76,400
Film and Video Editors 21.6%$67,250
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers-2.3%$67,120
Public Relations Managers
Public Relations Specialists 7.2%$62,810
Media Programming Directors 10%$76,400
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 11.8%$75,420
Media Technical Directors/Managers 10%$76,400

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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