Recent trends in education, in the arts, and in the professional world favor those who’ve learned to recognize emerging opportunities and to adapt their skills accordingly. IMM encourages students to keep their eyes open and to embrace the notion of constant learning, always exploring new ideas and acquiring new skills.
Starting in their junior year, IMM students are encouraged to develop their skills and build professional connections through for-credit internships that count as an in-major option course for the major (IMM 399). IMM maintains its own list of internships and also works closely with the TCNJ Career Services office to connect students with opportunities that interest them. Our students have worked for both large companies and small studios, working on video and animation, web and application development, online writing and marketing, and everything in between. Recent internships include MTV Networks, Focus Features, NFL Films, the American Museum of Natural History, “The Fanatic” Radio in Philadelphia and Laptop Magazine.
Consistent with TCNJ policy, 200 hours on the job equates to a full, one-unit course for the major. More information about the internship policy is available here.
IMM students have successfully pursued a variety of careers, including video editing, animation, web design and development, mobile media and applications, game design, project management and more. Recent graduates are working for such well-known companies as Time Inc., Rhythm & Hues, HUGE, STEADY, and Arkadium, just to name a few. Others are working for smaller companies and studios. IMM students have been instrumental in successful startups. And many have established thriving freelance careers developing mobile apps, web sites, games and everything in between.
Many of our graduates go on to study in prominent graduate and professional schools, as a way to further focus on a particular area of interest they developed while in IMM. Recent grad programs include NYU, the School of Visual Arts, Rutgers, Villanova, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia Teachers College and the Savannah College of Art and Design.