Employers look for more than good grades and activities; they hire graduates who have specialized skills and diverse experience. The professional portfolio/reel you will build as a Media Arts student at RMU will give you a competitive edge in the job market.
RMU alumni have found employment in a variety of areas, including advertising, marketing, public relations, television, radio, photography, motion pictures, video and multimedia production, packaging design and brand identity, book publishing (print and electronic), music publishing, editorial design (magazine and newspaper), web design, broadcast design, fashion promotion, corporate identity design, interactive animation, exhibition and retail design, museum and gallery design, environmental design (signage and typography), corporate communications, design management, corporate media and high school and college communications. Other graduates have gone on to pursue graduate studies, including the interdisciplinary M.S. in Communications and Information Systems degree and the integrated M.S. in one of six CIS degrees at Robert Morris University.
RMU alums work in all kinds of places: ABC Imaging; America’s Promise; Arizona Cardinals; CCBC; CNN; Direct Image & Design (D.I.D.); Discovery Channel; Fox Sports Net; FW Dodge Publications/McGraw Hill; Gateway Star Publications; Giant Ideas; GlaxoSmithKline; Higher Images; Insight Marketing Solutions; International Medical Corps; KDKA; Longfellow Productions; MAYA Design, MediaQuest; Mind Over Media; Moon Community Access Television; Norwegian Cruise Lines; Observer Publishing; UBS/Paine Webber; Argentine Productions; Pittsburgh Penguins; Pittsburgh Pirates; Pittsburgh Public Schools; Pittsburgh Steelers; U.S. Steel; Verizon; Western Pennsylvania Humane Society; Wall to Wall Studios, WHTM; WPXI; WQED; WTOV; WHSV.
Talk to your instructors and academic advisors about career options. Part time faculty in Media Arts practice in their respective fields on a day-to-day basis. Your full time faculty advisor has a wealth of information about career paths and the breadth of the industry. To check out current job postings, get on to ColonialTRAK, where employers are looking for fresh candidates for open positions.
Creativity at Work
Every spring, the Career Center at RMU organizes an event called Creativity at Work. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Media Arts, Communcation and English departments, brings working professionals to campus so that they may counsel students on how to obtain jobs and internships in the creative fields. Students also have the opportunity to network with the guest panelists and to get valuable advice about different career options. Panels include advertising and public relations, design, multimedia, television, film, video production, and others (recently included acting, radio, editing and publishing).
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