WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY DEGREE IN FILM STUDIES?
- What do Film Studies graduates do?
- Jobs where a Film degree may be useful
- Examples of organisations employing Film Studies graduates
- Skills developed studying Film
- Employment & Further Study of Film Studies graduates
Here is some careers information relating to what Film Studies graduates can do after they graduate. The options leaflet on Film and photography available from the Careers and Employability Service (CES) should be read in conjunction with the information contained here. The statistics that follow come from the University of Kent at Canterburys Destination Survey and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) both of which indicate student activity six months after graduation.
At the University of Kent, Film Studies can be studied with a variety of other subjects. The destination statistics below reflect all types of combinations available.
FILM STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF KENT GRADUATES 2010
This is what, in the broadest terms, Film Studies students graduating in 2010 from the University of Kent and who responded to the destination survey did six months after graduation.
- Employed - 68.3%
- Further study - 20.7%
- Still seeking (unemployed) - 6.1%
- NA/Time out etc - 4.9%
Here are some examples of jobs where a Film Studies degree may be useful. You can research more information about these occupations by looking in the Occupational files of the careers library at the CAS or by visiting the Prospect website at www.prospects.csu.ac.uk
Here are some examples of employing organisations who may value either the subject knowledge or transferable skills Film Studies graduates have to offer.
Here are some examples of the transferable skills developed as a result of studying Film Studies. They are not limited to your academic study and can be applied to other contexts. Employers' job vacancy details often refer to them when they advertise the positions available. They can also be used on the skills sections of your CV to demonstrate the broad range of qualities you have to offer.
There follows a summary of the employment and further study which some Kent Film Studies students (including combined courses) have obtained in recent years.
Here are some examples of what UKC Film Studies graduates are doing several years after graduation.
- Promotions Director - BSkyB
- Dubbing Editor - Freelance
- Video Assistant Editor - National Film & TV School
- Chartered Accountant - Ernst & Young
- Teaching Assistant - University
- Assistant Producer - Oxford University Press
- Analyst Programmer - Retailer
- Lecturer - Aberdeen University
Here are some examples of CAS facilities available to UKC Film Studies students. There are many more, so why not visit us and see what else we have. We are located next to Keynes College and are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
- X2/X3 - 2-D/3-D Design
- Y1 - Publishing and Printing
- Y2/Y3 - Journalism/Creative Writing
- Y4 - Television and Radio
- Y4/6 - Film/Visual/Sound Media Courses
- Y6 - Film & Video
- 361.1.B1 - BBC
- 361.2 - Television Companies, ITV, Independent Production, Satellite Television
- 362 - Cinema, Theatre & Music
- Advertising and Public Relations Sector at www.prospects.ac.uk/links/AdvertisingSB
- Broadcasting, Film, Video and Interactive Media Sector Sector at www.prospects.ac.uk/links/BroadcastSB
- Cultural Sector at www.prospects.ac.uk/links/CulturalSB or you can up a paper copy from the Careers Service
- Publishing Sector at www.prospects.ac.uk/links/PublishingSB
- Postgraduate Study & Research
- Your Degree... What Next?
Prospect Occupational Profiles
- Film/Video Editor
- Runner, Broadcasting/Film/Video
- TV/ Film/Video Producer
Alumni Careers Network Contacts
- Arts Administrator
- Civil Servant
- Editor - Children's Book Publisher
- Film Producer
- Multimedia Designer
- Television Producer
Prospectuses on Postgraduate & other courses
"Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is."
- ARTTS SKILLCENTRE
- Bournemouth Screen Academy
- National Film & Television School
- New York Film Academy
- Northern Media School
- PCFE Film School (Prague)
Reference books on Film etc:
- A Career Handbook for TV, Radio, Film, Video & Interactive Media - Skillset
- BFI Film & Television Handbook
- Getting into Films and Television
- Guide to careers & training in the Performing Arts
- PACT Directory
- Contacts (Stage, Television, Film and Radio)
- Media Directory
- Employer Files
- Film Studies Careers Education Programme for 2nd Year undergraduates in Lent Term
- Many other postgraduate prospectuses
- Prospects Postgraduate Directory.
- Prospect Planner - generates job ideas
- Your degree in Film Studies . What Next? information sheet
- University of Kent Careers Service Media Careers Page www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitesmedia.htm
- Arts & Humanities Research Council www.ahrc.ac.uk
- British Film Institute www.bfi.org.uk
- The British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society www.bksts.com
- Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) www.bectu.org.uk
- Grapevine Jobs www.grapevinejobs.com jobs in broadcast film and music
- Kemps Film and TV Production Services Handbook www.kftv.com lists contact details of 41,000 companies and crew operating in the film, TV and media production industries worldwide – including 10,600 in the UK at www.kftv.com/country-GBR.html Searchable by company name, town, country and product or service. Free to access: great resource for students looking for placements, internships or career opportunities in film and TV.
- Job Vacancies in Film and TV www.film-tv.co.uk an independent personnel agency.
- Mandy's International Film and TV Production Directory www.mandy.com resource
for professional service-providers in Film, TV and Multimedia, including listings for companies in these fields and job ads.
- The Knowledge www.theknowledgeonline.com lists 15000 film-related companies
- London Film School www.lifs.org.uk
- National Film & Television School www.nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk
- Online Directory of postgraduate courses in the UK www.prospects.ac.uk/links/Pgdbase
- PACT www.pact.co.uk/directory fully searchable information about UK independent producers and digital members, including programmes produced, projects, and contact details, and brief company profiles.
- Produxion www.broadcastnow.co.uk TV jobs and information
- Regional Arts Boards of the Arts Council www.arts.org.uk
- Royal Society of Arts www.rsa.org.uk
- Skillset www.skillset.org industry training organisation for audiovisual industries. The film section is at www.skillset.org/film
- Skillset profiles on a range of different media career areas plus tips for getting in www.skillset.com/careers
Last fully updated 2011