What Can You Do with a CMS Degree?
Given the unique nature of CMS, many would-be students wonder what can be done with a CMS degree. The answer can be found by looking to our alumni. Among other things, CMS alums have gone on to do the following:
Teach. Many of our alumni have gone on to earn their Ph.D.s and teach. Several now hold tenured or tenure-track positions at top universities, and others have even returned to CMS as postdoctoral researchers.
Work in video games. CMS alumni are currently working as game designers, producers, and executives at a number of game studios including Electronic Arts, Activision and Midway.
Work in film and television. Chances are good that you've seen the work of CMS alumni on-screen in the last few years. CMS alums have worked on blockbuster films, on TV shows like Blade, in special effects workshops including Peter Jackson's WETA Workshop, and at networks and channels including Nickelodeon, Discovery and NBC. CMS alums have also directed and produced their own award-winning films, worked for advertising firms, and produced websites for film and TV projects.
Work in technology or online. Many CMS alums have gone on to work as producers, programmers, designers, information architects, writers and executives for a number of dotcoms and other technology-related companies.
Work in print or radio. Journalists, photographers, designers, you name it CMS alums have gone on to work with a number of high-profile projects and publications around the world including American Public Media, Wired, and Jerusalem Quarterly.
Launch a startup. Some CMS alums elect to forge their own paths, creating startup companies specializing in fields from mobile media development and delivery platforms to consulting services.
Write. Many CMS alums don't stop writing when they leave campus far from it. Their output in recent years has included books, book chapters, articles, essays, lectures, speeches, and citicism.
Given the wide range of careers awaiting our alumni after leaving MIT, perhaps a better question would be, "What can't you do with a CMS degree?"