What are my career options?

You will gain a variety of skills from studying Film and/or Media Studies including:Student with Video Camera

  • Skills in interpreting a variety of literary and cultural works, including fiction, film, drama, poetry, non-fiction, and visual media
  • An understanding of historical, political, cultural, and discursive frameworks determining film composition
  • Awareness of the appropriate use and understanding of language to communicate ideas and information
  • The ability to closely analyse both the language and the form of complex texts and images
  • The ability to engage strategically with a variety of theories of writing, reading, and representation
  • Knowledge of how language and literature shapes and reflects different cultures, societies and time periods
  • The ability to comprehend information in the context of presentation, audience, time, place and purpose
  • An understanding of social, cultural, political and historical perspectives of film and literature
  • The ability to express clear critical arguments, both in scholarly writing and in oral communication
  • The ability to conduct independent research, including evaluating print, audio-visual, and virtual resources.

There are a wealth of career oportunities available to you when you have a qualification in Media. Below are some examples of these career paths.

Find out which skills and qualifications you need to get into that job by visiting sites such as the National Careers Service or Prospects.

  • Actor
  • Assistant Photographer
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Background Artist
  • Camera Operator
  • Cartoonist
  • Casting Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Colourising Technician
  • Digital Animator
  • Film Animator
  • Key Grip
  • Assistant Director
  • Gaffer
  • Layout Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Location Manager
  • Location Scout
  • Makeup Artist
  • Music Video Director
  • Narrator
  • PA to Director
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Programming Director
  • Prop Maker
  • Publicist
  • Re-Recording Mixer
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Supervisor
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Story Editor
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Talent Agent
  • Talent Coordinator
  • Technical Director
  • Television Censor
  • Television Director
  • Theatre Director
  • Video Editor