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Careers with a degree in Film

Careers with a degree in Film

You will graduate with the practical and transferable skills needed to pursue careers in the film, media, and creative industries.

Employability and skills development

We host regular screenings, talks, and presentations both at the University and in local cinemas, to help prepare you for a career in film.

The module Working in the Film Industry is an optional module for both degrees. You’ll develop your understanding of working in the film industry by hearing from regular industry guests. You’ll grow your network and we’ll support you to build your career strategy.

The University's award-winning Careers Service provides creative industry and film-specific:

  • workshops
  • events
  • opportunities for individual support

You have the opportunity to take a placement year between Stage 2 and 3 to develop your skills for a film career, which is supported and developed by the Careers Service.

Employability and skills development

I see myself as a cinematographer, hopefully in documentary because that’s what I love doing. I don’t think I would have realised that unless I’d done this course.

Nicole, Stage 3, Film and Media BA Honours

Career destinations

Both the BA in Film Practices and BA in Film and Media prepare students for a range of careers in film. This includes the following sectors:

  • production
  • post-production
  • creative
  • marketing
  • distribution
  • film exhibition

The first cohort of graduates from BA in Film Practices completed their degree in 2019. Many have gained employment in areas of the film industry. This includes within major UK post-production studios and commercial video production.

Some have begun careers as independent film-makers or cinematographers. Others are continuing their education at postgraduate level.

Recent graduates from our Film and Media BA have gone on to positions in many areas of the creative industries. These include in:

  • major media and creative agencies
  • independent documentary production companies
  • film industry support companies