Lesson 4, Topic 1
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November 29, 2018
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Let’s have a look at the career opportunities for students who complete a BA in Film and Media qualification. It’s important to remember that employers accept applications from individuals with any qualification. You may have a skill that is needed in a different industry and thus you shouldn’t limit yourself purely to specific career paths.

Careers in these industries are notoriously competitive and it is up to you to make it work. It is also important to remember that for each of these industries you will need to work your way up. Work experience and networking is a great way to open doors in these industries. As a graduate you can gain working experience in the industry by applying for internships or learnerships.

Developing a portfolio of your work is essential for a successful career. Since these are generally creative industries, employers want to see your skill and creativity.

Film:

Careers directly related to the qualification include:

  • Film director
  • Film/video editor
  • Lighting technician, broadcasting/film/video
  • Location manager
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Film director
  • Location manager
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Television camera operator
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Television production coordinator
  • Screenwriter / Author
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Actor / Actress
  • Director of Photography
  • Costume Designer
  • Location Manager
  • Makeup Artist
  • Set Decorator
  • Prop Master
  • Key Grip
  • Gaffer
  • Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Composer

Jobs where the qualification would be useful to include:

  • Broadcast engineer
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Product designer
  • Television camera operator
  • Television floor manager
  • Television production coordinator
  • Advertising art director
  • Archivist
  • Community arts worker
  • Event manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video

Media:

Careers directly related to the qualification include:

  • Media planner
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Web content manager

Jobs where the qualification  would be useful to include:

  • Advertising account executive
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Event manager
  • Film director
  • Information officer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Market researcher
  • UX designer
  • Writer
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