Careers

Rapid advances in the world of digital media have opened up a wide range of employment opportunities for Elmhurst College digital media graduates.

With the production and analysis skills, tools and techniques students learn in this program, they can pursue a multitude of careers in media. Even employers in non-media fields value and increasingly expect their employees to possess these skills.

Here are just some of the job possibilities:

Digital Media

  • 3-D animator
  • Cinematographer
  • Commercial director
  • Composer for film and TV
  • Game designer
  • Game programmer
  • Independent film producer
  • Lighting technician
  • Music producer
  • Music video director
  • Post-production supervisor
  • Production designer
  • Recording engineer
  • Screenwriter
  • Sound designer
  • Sound editor
  • Sound technician
  • Storyboard artist
  • Television writer
  • Video editor
  • Visual and digital developer
  • Visual effects supervisor

A woman and man are shown working together on a digital media project as part of their careers.

Multimedia Journalism

  • Blogger
  • Copywriter
  • Cultural critic
  • Director of public relations
  • Editor
  • Grant writer
  • News producer
  • Photojournalist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Reporter
  • Social media specialist
  • Sports information director
  • Technical writer
  • Web content specialist

Digital Marketing Communication

  • Advertising and integrated marketing communications (IMC) account planner
  • Communication designer
  • Communications and outreach specialist
  • Content manager
  • Customer engagement manager
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Digital strategist
  • Email marketing coordinator
  • Influencer
  • Integrated marketing communications (IMC) manager
  • Market research and insight strategist
  • Media planner
  • Member engagement specialist
  • Public relations associate
  • SEO specialist
  • Social media marketer
  • Visual and digital developer
  • Web designer

The days of the starving artist are over! This is a multibillion-dollar industry that continuously needs new storytellers and creative people to fill all of the positions that bring this media to life.

Kristyn Jo Benedyk, Associate Professor and Program Director, Digital Media Program

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