Performing and Media Arts | The College of Arts and Sciences

As a performing and media arts major, you will benefit from the synergies between the study and practice of theater and live performance, film/media, and/or dance. Whether you are an actor/director, filmmaker, academic critic, choreographer or designer, you will be able to take many possible course combinations depending on your interest in history/theory/criticism, creative authorship, design or embodied performance and Moreover. Students are also encouraged to explore our four minors: Performing and Media Arts, Dance, Film and Theatre.

Examples of courses

  • Improvisation of dance or technology and the moving body
  • Screening of Cosa Nostra: The Mafia and the Scarface Films at the Sopranos
  • Staging Dissent: Theater and Social Change
  • Introduction to African American Cinema


All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First Destination Post-Graduation Survey. The lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. “Other” includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or college preparation. If you would like more information, please email [email protected]

About three-quarters of PMA graduates from 2014 to 2018 reported having a job or attending graduate school, with the majority having a job.

70% of graduates from the 2014-2018 PMA class responded to the survey. n = 47

Below you will find:

  • Main employment sectors
  • Where graduates work
  • Major areas of graduate study
  • Where graduates study

Main employment sectors

  • Communication/Media
  • Business – Other
  • Other non-profit organization
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Law
  • Retail

Where Do Performing and Media Arts Graduates Work 2014-2018

Employer Job titles
black rain movies assistant director
Cheddar Production assistant
Chimichanga Productions Inc Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan’s Assistant
Comcast/NBC Universal administrative assistant
Cornell University Data Operations Manager
Media Evolution Recorder
French Ministry of National Education Language and cultural teaching assistant
Griff TV Entertainment Creative executive assistant
Intuitive production management Assistant Production Manager
Manhattan Drama Club Literary Intern
Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival Box office/Production manager
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research study assistant
Model Club Inc Actor
Nelson Davis Clerk
Paradigm Talent Agency CEO’s Assistant
Public Service Broadcasting Senior Associate, Social Media
Gallery and Risk Shop Marketing Director
Ro*co Movies Director of Educational Sales
Rosen Hotels & Resorts sales coordinator
Self employed Humorist
Shakespeare Theater Company Art scholarship
Sony Pictures Entertainment TV Producer Assistant
Stickman Production Assistant/Designer
Walnut Street Theater Apprentice carpenter
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts College program intern
Will Packer Productions Development Intern

Major areas of graduate study pursued

  • Film and Video Studies
  • Acting
  • Educ Administration
  • Law
  • Public policy
  • Russian and Soviet Studies
  • theater arts

Graduate degrees pursued

Where Do Performing Arts and Media Arts Graduates Study 2014-2018

  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Cornell Institute of Public Affairs
  • East 15 Theater School
  • King’s College London
  • New York University
  • Columbia University Teachers College
  • University of London
  • University of Pennsylvania
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