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Film and Television Editors
Some studios require a bachelor's degree for those seeking positions as film or television editors. However, actual on-the-job experience is the best guarantee of securing lasting employment. Degrees in liberal arts fields are preferred, but courses in cinematography and audiovisual techniques help editors get started in their work. You may choose to pursue a degree in such subjects as English, journalism, theater, or film. Community and two-year colleges often offer courses in the study of film as literature. Some of these colleges also teach film and video editing. Universities with departments of broadcast journalism offer courses in film and video editing and also may have contacts at local television stations.
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