Spring Commencement

Life After Ball State

For most TCOM grads, life after Ball State isn’t drastically different. And that’s the goal of the department. We create programs and opportunities that let you do the things you’ll be doing after graduation. By the end of your academic career, you’ll have used industry-standard equipment, worked late nights and weekends, and understand the stress and competition that goes along with this dynamic field. The result—you’ll enter the workforce with confidence and a wealth of experience.

What Can You Do With a TCOM Degree?

A lot. There are many career opportunities available to those with a Ball State TCOM degree. Below are samples of careers and job titles associated with each TCOM concentration. Visit CareerOneStop to learn more about the options shown, including what you might do on the job, how much you might earn, and how much education or training you might need.

  • program development
  • media critic
  • professor
  • researcher
  • screenwriter
  • scriptwriter
  • animator
  • audio engineer
  • audio/visual technician
  • broadcast engineer
  • cinematographer
  • colorist
  • content creator
  • creative services producer or director
  • director for film or television
  • director of photography
  • editor for video or audio
  • filmmaker
  • media specialist
  • motion graphics
  • photographer
  • post-production coordinator
  • producer
  • production assistant
  • production coordinator or manager
  • screenwriter
  • scriptwriter
  • script supervisor
  • scriptwriter
  • social media content producer
  • special effects
  • sports broadcaster
  • story producer
  • studio manager
  • technical director
  • videographer
  • visual information specialist
  • announcer
  • camera operator
  • columnist
  • commentator
  • copy editor
  • investigative reporter
  • multimedia specialist
  • news director
  • news producer
  • news director
  • on-air personality
  • photojournalist
  • public information officer
  • radio/TV newscaster
  • reporter/fill anchor
  • sports reporter/anchor
  • technical director
  • TV news anchor
  • account executive
  • account manager
  • client success specialist
  • communications director
  • copywriter
  • corporate trainer
  • development director
  • digital sales associate
  • event coordinator or planner
  • marketing coordinator
  • market researcher
  • outreach coordinator
  • personnel recruiter
  • project manager
  • promotions specialist
  • sales representative
  • social media coordinator or manager
  • technology consultant

Alumni Stories

Many of our alumni work in television, film, and radio, but you’ll also find them in technology companies, universities, professional sports organizations, governments and municipalities, and even agriculture. Some move West. Some move East. Many choose to stay close and help Indiana’s economy grow.

No matter where they live, we’ve found our alumni to be generous with their time and talents. They return often to campus as guest speakers, serve as departmental curriculum advisors, and seek out current students for internships and new grads for open positions. Meet our alumni.