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More than Getting Coffee: Recording Arts Internship Expectations

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

Students often fear internships. While they serve as great opportunities to learn skills relevant to future careers, internships tend to be associated with busywork, cleaning, and coffee runs. While certainly internships will feature some of these tasks —there’s always a lot more to it, especially in the recording arts fields. A recording arts internship is […]

Digital Media Convergence and its Effects on Communications Strategies

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

It’s so big, so great of a transformation that the word “change” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Over the past few decades, the media hasn’t changed, it hasn’t altered, it hasn’t evolved. Rather, it has completely converged. The news that used to be printed in newspapers and magazines are now viewed online. The music […]

What is a Producer?

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

If you’re an international student wanting to pursue a career as a producer you’ve made a giant leap in the right direction by narrowing down the many jobs in film into one. But even within producing, there are many different types of producers. If you want to work with movies, then you’ll be a movie […]

Study Broadcasting at UCLA

Posted on November 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With a massive Beverly Hills campus and a student population over 40,000, the University of California – Los Angeles is one of the more visible schools on the entire West Coast. But the campus and student body aren’t the only big things about it – UCLA’s broadcasting program gets a lot of respect as one […]

Four Ways To Ensure You Get A Game Design Job

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Game design is a competitive industry, and many international students pursuing game design degrees will need to take certain steps to ensure they will be in a position get a game design job upon graduation. Read on to reveal a number of ways international students can make the process of finding a game design job […]

Political Bias in the US Media

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

As an international student in a new country, it’s a smart idea to realize exactly what you’re reading when you get your news. Certain publications are perceived as having a political bias of one way or another- no matter what country you’re in. However, journalism schools past and present have taught their students that a […]

Harvard Medical School Musical

Posted on October 12th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

When you think Harvard Medical School what comes to mind? You’re probably picturing students in white lab coats with clipboards making rounds in a hospital, or a classroom filled with the best of the best, quickly jotting down notes from a professor in one of the best schools for medicine. One thing you probably don’t […]

Screenwriting Success Stories

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

International students considering a degree in creative writing should consider screenwriting for motion pictures as a career path. Writing for the film industry not only gives a writer the opportunity to see their work admired by millions of movie goers, but it can also provide a great paycheck. Some screenwriting success stories pluck a writer […]

Unique Business Programs in the US

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

With a field as broad and general as business, all programs can begin to look the same. Although universities across the country aim to make their program stand out, the consistencies of the standard business fields limit opportunities to stand out. However, there are some unique business programs hidden among American colleges and universities at […]

Preparing Your Recording Arts Portfolio

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by Jenny Frankel

The application process for a recording arts degree can be rather monotonous. Filling out several forms has hardly ever been described as fun and exciting. But recording arts programs allow you (and often requires you) to put together a portfolio of your creative work, giving you a chance to be expressive in ways beyond just […]