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CMTH 220: Introduction to Film: Choosing a Career

This guide will help you find film criticism, biographies of directors, definitions of film genres, and information about the Library's DVD collection.

Careers in Film

If you're considering a career as a filmmaker, director, or in any aspect of film production, start by looking for a good graduate program. Here are some of the most highly respected film schools -- visit their websites to find out what course work will be required.

American Film Institute Conservatory

California Institute of the Arts

Columbia University School of the Arts

Emerson College Department of Visual & Media Arts

National Film and Television School of London

New York University Tisch School of the Arts

Rhode Island School of Design

Stanford University

University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film & Television

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts




Click here to browse the e-book Careers in the Arts: Fine, Performing & Visual. More career information from this series is available in the Salem Press database.

The print version of this book is located in the Stacks at Mack Library (Bethlehem), at call number NX 163 .C375 2017.

Need it delivered? Request it by using Library to Go.


Finding Job Descriptions, Salary Data, and Much More

If you're trying to decide what type of job would be best for you, start your research with the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists all kinds of information about careers in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Duties required by the job
  • Work environment
  • Education and training needed
  • Licenses, certification, and registrations needed
  • Personal qualities that are best suited to the job
  • Typical salary
  • Outlook for job opportunities in that industry
  • Contact information for professional organizations.

The online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook is searchable. For a preview of how it works, watch this instructional video.

To use the book in print format, go to the Reference section of either the Mack Library (Bethlehem) or ESSA Library (Monroe), and look for call number HF 5382 .U53.


Job Titles in Film