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Post-Grad Opportunities

There are no predictable paths after a film studies major. Students find careers in a wide variety of areas and industries, proving the old adage that if you choose a major you're passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values. These ultimately will help you find a rewarding profession.

Skills You Will Gain as a Film Studies Major

  • Producing digital media, including project conception, screenwriting, directing, and editing and other post-production skills
  • Analyzing and interpreting both visual and written media
  • Writing concisely and creatively
  • Formulating convincing arguments
  • Presenting arguments persuasively
  • Balancing alternative viewpoints
  • Evaluating and using information resources
  • Thinking independently
  • Balancing theory with practice
  • Shaping general ideas into specific points and programs
  • Synthesizing ideas/themes

Ready for Graduate School

Getting involved in production and research is one of the best ways to prepare for graduate school. As a film studies major at Richmond, the opportunity both to make your own films and to pursue research with faculty gives you a head start on the graduate school experience. If you think graduate school is for you, be sure to contact a faculty mentor to get started.

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.

Career Services

Advising Suite
Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306 (third floor)
(804) 289-8547
careerservices@richmond.edu

Career Gallery & Employer Suite
Queally Center, Suite 201
(804) 662-3032
hirespiders@richmond.edu

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.