Careers in communication, arts, and media offer opportunities to use written and verbal communication, creative expression, and diverse mediums to convey meaning and information to audiences. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our resources to launch your job, internship, or graduate school search.
 

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This cluster may be for you if:

You have a desire to convey meaning and information to others

You are innovative, strategic, imaginative, and observant

You enjoy creative expression, performing, and storytelling

Careers in communication, arts, and media are open to students of all backgrounds. If you have preconceptions or doubts that are preventing you from exploring careers in these fields, we encourage you to make an appointment. Let’s dig deeper into these beliefs and engage in a meaningful conversation together.

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Advertising

Advertising is a marketing communication that employs openly sponsored, creative messaging to promote or sell a product, service or idea. Sponsors of advertising are typically businesses wishing to promote their products or services. 

Types of Positions

  • Advertising Sales Coordinator
  • Copywriter
  • Art Director
  • Media Planner
  • Account Manager

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • Digitas
  • MullenLowe
  • Hill Holliday
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Jack Morton

Hiring Timelines

  • 21% received job offers during fall semester of senior year
  • 39% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 39% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions.

Graduate School

Broadcasting

Broadcasting is the distribution of audio or video content that is educational, entertaining and/or news-related. There are many types of jobs in both television and radio broadcasting ranging from news anchors to engineers.

Types of Positions

  • Radio Show Reporter/Host
  • TV News Reporter/Anchor
  • Production Assistant
  • Producer
  • Studio Technician

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • WGBH
  • NBCUniversal
  • CBS News
  • Dow Jones
  • Turner Broadcasting System

Hiring Timelines

  • 16% received job offers during fall semester of senior year
  • 53% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 32% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions. A master's degree in journalism can increase your employability and ability to work in management positions.

Graduate School

Editing/Publishing

Editing is a stage of the writing process in which a writer or editor strives to improve a draft, and sometimes prepare it for publication, by correcting errors and by making words and sentences clearer, more precise, and more effective whereas Publishing is the activity of making information available to the general public.by disseminating literature, music, or information.

Types of Positions

  • Proofreader
  • Online Editor
  • Content Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Book Editor
  • Literary Agent/Scout
     

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • Hackett Publishing
  • Pengiun Random House
  • Boston Magazine
  • Conde Nast

Hiring Timelines

  • 20% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 80% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions.

Graduate School

Film

The film industry or motion picture industry, comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, e.g., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, animation, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution and actors, film directors and other film crew personnel.

Types of Positions

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Cinematographer
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Composer
  • Production Assistant
  • Agent
     

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • Creative Talent Agency
  • United Talent Agency
  • Viacom
  • Walt Disney Company
  • NBCUniversal
  • A24

Hiring Timelines

  • 10% received job offers during fall semester of senior year
  • 43% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 47% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions. Some decide to pursue a Master of Fine Arts to refine their skills and elevate the quality of their work. A law degree is not necessary to become an agent, but a degree in entertainment law is helpful. 

Graduate School

Journalism/Writing

Journalism is gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. Journalistic media includes print, television, radio, and the internet.

Types of Positions

  • Reporter
  • Freelance Writer
  • Editor
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Photojournalist
  • Copywriter

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • The Boston Globe
  • The Washington Post
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Conde Naste
  • Time Inc.

Hiring Timelines

  • 16% received job offers during fall semester of senior year
  • 53% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 32% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions. A master's degree in journalism can increase your employability and ability to work in management positions.

Graduate School

Marketing/Sales

Marketing refers to activities undertaken by an organization to promote the buying or selling of a product or service, to consumers, or other businesses. Marketing and sales positions can be found in all industries. 

Types of Positions

  • Marketing Coordinator/Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Email Marketing Specialist
  • SEO/SEM Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Account Coordinator/Manager
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Outside Sales Representative

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Deloitte
  • Hubspot
  • CJ Affiliate
  • Gupta Media

Hiring Timelines

  • 21% received job offers during fall semester of senior year
  • 39% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 39% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions. A specialized master's degree or MBA can increase your ability to work in management positions.

Graduate School

Museums/Cultural Institutions

Work in museums and cultural institutions primarily involves overseeing collections of historic items or artwork. This industry also includes education and training specific to management of performing arts centers, libraries, historical sites, art institutes, theaters and zoos.

Types of Positions

  • Archivist 
  • Historian
  • Curator 
  • Director 
  • Docent 
  • Technician
  • Conservator
  • Exhibit Designer 

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • Christie’s
  • Sotheby’s
  • JFK Library Foundation
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Hiring Timelines

100% received job offers after graduation

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

Archivist, curator, and conservator positions typically require a master’s degree or above. Other entry-level positions can be obtained without a graduate degree. 

Graduate School

Performing Arts

Performing Arts are forms of creative activity that are performed in front of an audience, such as drama, music, and dance.

Types of Positions

  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Dancer
  • Set, Costume or Lighting Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Choreographer
  • Technical Director
  • Stage Director
  • Music Director
  • Producer
  • Agent or Business Manager
  • Performing Arts Critic or Reporter

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • Bay Colony Shakespeare Company
  • Speakeasy Stage Company
  • Central Square Theater
  • Upcast Talent

Hiring Timelines

  • 57% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 43% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions. Some decide to pursue a Master of Fine Arts to refine their skills and elevate the quality of their work. A law degree is not necessary to become an agent, but a degree in entertainment law is helpful. 

Graduate School

Public Relations

Public Relations, or PR, is the practice of deliberately managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization and the public. PR may include an organization or individual gaining exposure to their audiences using topics of public interest and news items that do not require direct payment.

Types of Positions

  • Account Executive
  • Social Media Manager
  • Communications Manger/Director
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Publicist
  • Speechwriter

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • Inkhouse
  • Back Bay Communications
  • McNeil, Gray, and Rice
  • Edelman Public Relations
  • Ten Bridge Communications
  • Fish Consulting

Hiring Timelines

  • 57% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 43% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions.

Graduate School

Sports Communications

Sports Communications is an aspect of communication studies which specializes in the study of communication in a sports setting.

Types of Positions

  • Reporter
  • Radio Show Reporter/Host
  • TV News Reporter/Anchor
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Photojournalist
  • Production Assistant
  • Account Manager

Where BC Graduates Have Gone

  • ESPN
  • NBC Sports
  • WEEI Sports Radio Network

Hiring Timelines

  • 16% received job offers during fall semester of senior year
  • 53% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 32% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions. A master's degree in journalism or sports communications can increase your employability and ability to work in management positions.

Graduate School

Visual Arts

The visual arts are art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts, and architecture. Many artistic disciplines involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types.

Types of Positions

  • Art Director
  • Book Illustrator
  • Technical/Production Illustrator
  • Exhibitions Designer
  • Freelancer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Artist
  • Educator
  • Website Designer

Hiring Timelines

  • 57% received job offers during spring semester of senior year
  • 43% received job offers after graduation
     

Outcomes

Do I need to go to graduate school?

A graduate degree is not required for most entry-level positions. Some decide to pursue a Master of Fine Arts to refine their skills and elevate the quality of their work. A master's degree is generally required to work in education. 

Graduate School

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