Post-Graduate Data

Modern Culture and Media

Modern Culture and Media (MCM) is an interdisciplinary concentration that explores the ties between media and broader cultural and social formations. We stress creative thinking and critical production: comparative analysis and theoretical reflection, as well as work that integrates practice and theory. We thus bring together aspects of modern culture that are normally separated by departmental structures such as film and media studies, fine art, literature, literary arts and philosophy. This concentration offers the student a range of possible specializations.  A student might decide to focus on the critical study and production of a certain type or combination of media (print, photography, sound recording, cinema, video, television, and digital media); or they might focus on certain cultural, theoretical and/or social formations (for example, gender/sexuality in post-Cold war television, postcolonial theory and film, the changing form of the novel, theories of subjectivity and ideology, video games and theories of representation).  These paths are united by a commitment to critical thinking/practice: rather than reproducing conventions, MCM concentrators learn how conventions emerge, what work they do, and explore ways to change them. 

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2020

Employment

  • Analyst, American Financial Exchange
  • Associate Producer, Work x Work
  • Business Development, VINCI VR
  • Creative/Production Coordinator, The Endless Co.
  • Documentary Production Assistant, Ark Media
  • Editorial Assistant, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Founder, PreparedPack USA
  • Intern, Pretty Matches Productions
  • Intern, Zack Bornstein
  • Marketing Coordinator, Indigenous
  • News Associate, NBC Universal Media, LLC
  • Newscast Producer, WPTZ/WNNE
  • Pianist, The Delphi Trio
  • Professional Actor, The Walt Disney Company
  • Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Project Manager, Science Saru Inc.
  • Real Estate Photographer, Valse Studio
  • Research Associate (Consumer), Third Bridge Group Limited
  • Software Engineer, Google
  • Software Engineer, VidMob
  • Studio Intern, New York Art Residency & Studio (NARS) Foundation

Graduate School

  • Chapman University - Orange, MFA, TV Writing and Producing
  • Loyola Marymount University, MFA, Film Production
  • University of California, Irvine, MS, Informatics

2019

Employment

  • Account Researcher, Brunswick Group
  • Agent Trainee, United Talent Agency
  • Analyst, CMA Strategy Consulting
  • Assistant to the Head of TV Literary & Packaging, The Gersh Agency
  • Assistant, Sundance Ignite, Sundance Institute
  • Assistant, William Morris Endeavor
  • Associate Producer, Break Thru Films
  • Associate Strategist, Yard NYC
  • Client Service Representative, Viacom
  • Content Writer - The Gamer, Valnet
  • Copywriting Intern, Code and Theory
  • Curator and Development Assistant, Blackdove Inc.
  • Director of Labels and Podcasts, Technical Accounting, Spotify
  • Editorial Intern, Triple Canopy
  • Production Intern, R/GA
  • Research Associate, Zeno Group
  • Right to College Intern, College Access: Research and Action
  • Social Media Fellow, Insider Inc.
  • Watercraft Hostess - Disney College Program, Walt Disney World

Graduate School

  • Rhode Island School of Design, MID, Industrial and Product Design

Fellowships

  • Anderson Ranch Artist in Residence Fellowship

2018

Employment

  • Assistant, Interactive Ventures & Games, Lionsgate
  • Assistant, Management 360
  • Assistant, Zurcher Gallery
  • Associate Front End Developer, Digitas LBi
  • Associate Producer, Forever Dog Productions
  • Business Development and Marketing, 3x3 Insights
  • Culinary Assistant, Marley Spoon
  • Curatorial Intern, The Underground Museum
  • Editorial Assistant, University of California Press
  • Freelance Filmmaker, Will Berry Film
  • Freelance Voice Actor, Self-employed
  • Media Production Assistant, Brown University
  • Production Coordinator, Activision
  • Production Intern, Tribeca Productions
  • Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Research Assistant, Astra Taylor
  • Scenic Designer and Filmmaker, Self-employed
  • Strategy Intern, Vaudeville Ventures
  • Writer, New York Magazine's The Strategist
  • Writing Intern, Jezebel

Graduate School

  • Columbia University, MFA, Writing
  • Rhode Island School of Design, MS, Digital Media

Fellowships

  • Helena Rubenstein Fellowship

2017

Employment

  • Agent Trainee, United Talent Agency
  • Agent Trainee, United Talent Agency
  • Agent Trainee, United Talent Agency
  • Artist in Residence, New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Associate Producer, VICE Media
  • Associate Project Manager, Digitas LBi
  • Bibliographic Assistant, Printed Matter, Inc.
  • Development Assistant - Scripted & Comedy, Refinery29, Inc.
  • Executive Assistant, Roadside Attractions
  • Freelance Filmaker, Self-employed
  • Junior Graphic Designer, 7 For All Mankind
  • Media Director, Only Single Player (OnlySP.com)
  • Production Assistant, Showtime Networks Inc.
  • Professional Tutor, AJ Tutoring
  • Public Relations Assistant, Carolina Herrera
  • Teaching Assistant, Brown University
  • Winery Intern, Mas des Bressades

Graduate School

  • MA
  • MA
  • PhD

2016

Employment

  • Actor and Filmmaker, Free-lance Artist
  • AmeriCorps - MuseumCorps Member, AmeriCorps-Providence Children's Museum
  • Assistant to the Producer, Rose Pictures LLC
  • Associate Content Designer, Turbine
  • Associate Strategist, R/GA
  • Brand Development Assistant, Great Bowery
  • Branding Trainee, Alexander Wang
  • Contributor, ClickHole
  • Coordinator, Film and Branding Strategy, WhiteSpace Entertainment
  • Design Intern, Formlabs
  • Engineer, Common Ground
  • Financial Coaching Fellowship, Capital Good Fund
  • General Manager, Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab
  • Packager, Milk Jar Cookies
  • Paid Summer Intern, Bernstein & Andriulli
  • Product Designer, Interana
  • Research Assistant, Another Space
  • Research Assistant, Another Space
  • Videographer, SFG Media Group

Graduate School

  • National Film and Television School, MA, Producing for Film and Television
  • University of London, Goldsmiths, M.Arch, Architecture

Fellowships

  • Yaddo Artist Residency

2015

Employment

  • Account Executive, Finsbury
  • Assistant to Show Runner, Across The Pond Productions
  • Associate Producer, Jonathan Caoeutte
  • At Home Technical Advisor, Apple
  • Freelance Filmer, Self-employed
  • Gallery Assistant, Gagosian Gallery
  • Optimization Campaign Analyst, Bounce Exchange
  • Programming Assistant, BET Networks
  • Research Associate, Horowitz Research
  • Sittings & Research Assistant to Camilla Nickerson (Senior Contributing Editor), VOGUE
  • Talent Agent, Creative Arts Agency

2014

Employment

  • Account Executive, H.Bloom
  • Account Researcher, Brunswick Group
  • Associate Media Planner, DigitasLBi
  • Associate Media Planner, DigitasLBi
  • Company Management Intern, McCarter Theatre
  • Coordinator, Business and Legal Affairs, Screen Media Group
  • Editorial Intern, Wiley
  • Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Mirador Inc.
  • Freelance Fashion Assistant, Conde Nast
  • Political Associate, The Public Interest Network
  • Production Assistant; Intern Script Reader, Self-employed
  • Project Coordinator, PBS Digital Studios
  • Purchasing Operations Associate, McMaster Carr
  • Research Assistant, Shalom College
  • Technical Analyst, Citrix
  • Tutor, Freudigman & Billings, LLC
  • Web Developer, Temboo
  • Writing Fellow, The Onion

2013

Employment

  • Ad Operations Specialist, Adaptly
  • Apprentice Production Assistant, Screenplay Writer, The Weinstein Company
  • Assistant Production Manager, Imprint Projects
  • Associate Editor, BuzzFeed
  • Business Development, Gigya
  • Camera PA, Film Industry
  • Coordinator - Corporate Communications, NBCUniversal
  • Editorial Assistant, Ecco Books, Harper Collins Publishers
  • European Culture & Humanities Intern, Danish Institute for Study Abroad
  • Legal Assistant, The Arns Law Firm
  • Marketing Associate, eBay Enterprise
  • Production Associate, VH1- Best Week Ever
  • Public Artist, Jennifer Dalton Vincent
  • Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Coastal Zone Management Agency of Montenegro
  • Research Associate, Artsy
  • Sales Assistant, Barnes & Nobles Booksellers
  • Teaching Fellow, Asian University for Women, WorldTeach
  • Video Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post
  • Video Fellow, BuzzFeed

Graduate School

  • New York University, MFA, Dramatic Writing

2012

Employment

  • 2012 Management Trainee, The Swire Group
  • Brand Manager Extern, Balsam Brands
  • Communications Associate, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
  • Director of Development and Communications, Fuerza Laboral
  • Managed Services Associate, DataXu
  • Marketer, Global Marketing Team, SPH, Inc.
  • Marketing Associate - Marketing Development Program, EMC Corporation
  • Media Manager, Nouvelle Vague
  • Operations Associate, Runa, LLC
  • Professional Musician/Bass Player, Oberhofer
  • Project Manager/Customer Manager, Accedo
  • Retails Sales & Marketing, White House Black Market
  • Writer Intern, The Leek.com

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MA, Modern Culture and Media
  • Brown University, MS, Computer Science
  • Columbia University, MFA, Creative Non-fiction
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD