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Career opportunities

Taking classes in Dal’s Film Studies minor program, combined with your major degree, could lead you to one of a variety of careers related to film or the film industry. With further study, you might even decide to pursue your dream of becoming a filmmaker or producer. Or maybe you'll discover an interest in research, and opt to follow an academic career path.

Whatever your dream job, the Film Studies minor will help you develop and strengthen your visual analytical skills, as well as critical thinking and writing skills—all of which will be extremely useful to any job in today’s information-based, visually oriented culture.

Here are some of the careers you could pursue:

  • publicity coordinator
  • filmmaker
  • talent agent
  • film critic/reviewer
  • screenwriter
  • story editor
  • film director
  • film producer
  • entertainment lawyer
  • teacher or professor
  • film set designer
  • actor


Looking at culture through film
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After starting out studying in a couple of other subjects areas, Liz Bishop discovered Dal had a Film Studies minor. So she signed up for a class—and loved it. Now, several classes later, Liz loves how well film relates to her major area of study, Sociology and Social Anthropology (SoSA). And she'd love to pursue a career in film once she graduates. Read Liz's story.

"It’s definitely a wonderful minor to take, especially if you tend to watch a lot of films—you’ll see them in a completely different light."