Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in Film?

Skills gained


A graduate in Film will typically have the ability to:

  • ability to initiate, develop and realise distinctive and creative work in various media, such as digital photography and audiovisual formats;
  • ability to work flexibly and independently with self-discipline and self-direction;
  • communication skills and the ability to present an argument;
  • how to evaluate and reflect on your own work;
  • teamwork;
  • project management, including financial awareness;
  • problem-solving;
  • working to a deadline;
  • entrepreneurship;
  • research;
  • technical skills, such as IT, media production, multimedia and web-based technologies

Student Employability Profiles  See under Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies

Studying Film therefore develops a wide range of transferable skills, which are important in many career fields:

This is not an exhaustive list of skills - you will develop many skills from your course, extra-curricular activities and work experience. You can find out more about the skills employers look for and how you can develop them here.


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Last Updated: 10/09/2019