Recent trends in education, the arts, and the professional world favor those who recognize emerging opportunities and 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 in-major options courses (IMM 399). IMM maintains its own list of internships and also works closely with the TCNJ Career Services office to connect students with opportunities of interest. Our students have worked for both large companies and small studios on video and animation projects, web and application development, online writing and marketing, music production, and other areas. Recent IMM internships include Sesame Workshop, Goldman Sachs, NPR, NBCUniversal, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Princeton Partners, Panasonic, Critical Response Group, National Sawdust, Splashworks, NJM Insurance Group, MTV Networks, NFL Films, and the American Museum of Natural History. Please visit this page for more information featuring our student interns.
Consistent with TCNJ policy, 200 hours on the job equates to one full (1 unit) course in the major. More information about the internship policy is available here.
IMM students have successfully pursued a wide variety of careers including video editing, animation, web design and development, mobile media and applications, game design, music production, and project management. Recent graduates are working for prestigious companies such as Dreamworks, Amazon, NBCUniversal, Blizzard, Google, Goldman Sachs, Etsy, Microsoft, CBS, Comcast, Time, Turner Broadcasting, Comedy Central, Grubhub, Condé Nast, Hearst, WEX, TD Ameritrade, Bloomberg, MWWPR, Future Colossal, Rhythm & Hues, HUGE, STEADY, and Arkadium. Others are working for smaller companies, studios, and successful startups. And many have established thriving freelance careers developing mobile apps, websites, games, exhibits, and other new media products.
Many of our alumni go on to study in prominent graduate and professional schools to further develop a particular area of interest in IMM. Recent graduate program placements include Columbia University, New York University (ITP and Music Tech), Georgia Institute of Technology, CalArts, School of Visual Arts, Rutgers, Villanova, Carnegie Mellon, University of Westminster, and Savannah College of Art and Design.