✨ What Can You Do With a Qualification in Film, Television, or Performing Arts? ✨

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Film and television is a very competitive industry and difficult to get into. Studying can help you get ahead and build important contacts. Here's the three strains of course that might lead you into the business and which jobs they are useful for.

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Film and television production

Jobs directly related to your degree include:
  • Director
    (Creative manager for the production)
  • Film/video editor
    (Assembles recorded raw material into a finished product)
  • Lighting technician
    (Sets up and operates the lighting equipment)
  • Location manager
    (Makes practical arrangements for outdoor sets)
  • Programme researcher
    (Contributes ideas, finds contributors, and collects and prepares information)
  • Runner
    (General production assistant)
  • Sound technician
    (Assembles, operates and maintains the technical equipment)
  • Producer
    (General project manager responsible for business decisions)
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
  • Broadcast engineer
    (Makes sure programmes are broadcast on time and to the highest quality, maintains the equipment, and carries out updates and repairs)
  • Broadcast journalist
    (Researches, investigates and presents news and current affairs content for television, radio and the internet)
  • Television camera operator
    (Cameraman)
  • Floor manager
    (Makes sure that sets, props and technical equipment are safe, ready to use and in the right position)
  • Production coordinator
    (Responsible for the administration, organisation and secretarial work)
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Film studies

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Broadcast engineer
    (Makes sure programmes are broadcast on time and to the highest quality, maintains the equipment, and carries out updates and repairs)
  • Broadcast presenter
    (The public face, or voice, of programmes broadcast on television, radio and via the internet)
  • Director
    (Creative manager for the production)
  • Location manager
    (Makes practical arrangements for outdoor sets)
  • Programme researcher
    (Contributes ideas, finds contributors, and collects and prepares information)
  • Television camera operator
    (Cameraman)
  • Producer
    (General project manager responsible for business decisions)
  • Production coordinator
    (Responsible for the administration, organisation and secretarial work)

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Advertising art director
    (produces innovative ideas for the visual elements of advertising campaigns)
  • Community arts worker
    (promotes artistic activities to local groups and individuals)
  • Marketing executive
    (contributes to and develops integrated marketing campaigns)
  • Runner
    (General production assistant)
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Performing arts (dance/drama)

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Actor
  • Community arts worker
    (promotes artistic activities to local groups and individuals)
  • Dancer
  • Dramatherapist
    (Uses performance arts to help people explore, address and deal with a range of personal and social difficulties)
  • Music therapist
    (Uses music to help people explore, address and deal with a range of personal and social difficulties)
  • Theatre director
    (Creative manager for theatre productions)

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Arts administrator
    (Manages activities and projects provided by a range of organisations in the arts sector)
  • Broadcast presenter
    (The public face, or voice, of programmes broadcast on television, radio and via the internet)
  • Director
  • Teacher
    (Drama/dance/vocal/school/university)
  • Theatre stage manager
    (Coordinates all aspects of a theatre company)

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And here are the best places in the UK to study according to our favourite rankings from The Guardian...

GUARDIAN TOP 10 UNIS FOR Film Production and Photography


2018

Institution

Guardian score/100

Satisfied with course

Satisfied with teaching

Satisfied with feedback

Student to staff ratio

Spend per student/10

Average entry tariff

Value added score/10

Career after 6 months

1

 Coventry

10091.090.587.8n/a5144876
2

 Middlesex

979593.887.313.710120669
3

 Glasgow

9584.288.571.014.461898n/a
4

 Bristol

93.28389.073.113.87176n/an/a
5

 Reading

90.488.190.669.713.371438n/a
6

 UWE Bristol

89.58187.884.414.28122863
7

 University for the Creative Arts

87.99092.583.815.29123846
8

 Edinburgh Napier

87.763.773.061.21241889n/a
9

 York

86.784.190.357.416.89158949
10

 Royal Holloway

84.57180.871.012.271507n/a


Guardian top 10 Unis For Dance & Drama

2018

Institution

Guardian score/100

Satisfied with course

Satisfied with teaching

Satisfied with feedback

Student to staff ratio

Spend per student/10

Average entry tariff

Value added score/10

Career after 6 months

1

 Royal Welsh College

10094.194.581.28.7n/a137791
2

 Surrey

97.287.792.982.011.29171769
3

 Essex

95.79395.088.419.13162981
4

 Birmingham City

94.59593.287.29.110129764
5

 Birmingham

90.287.192.668.21310179580
6

 Exeter

89.69997.585.217.44179470
7

 Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

89.289.995.580.810.35144771
7

 Lancaster

89.288.593.674.2n/a101616n/a
9

 Middlesex

889896.879.913.79134679
10

 Trinity Laban Conservatoire

87.688.191.171.710.18143881


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