Film and Television graduate destinations

Film and Television graduates are well placed to enter a wide range of employment sectors not directly related to their degree, particularly those that can utilise the broad range of communication skills that are developed through their course of study.

Data obtained from

  • Single and joint honours Film and Television courses (BA)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 17 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 65.4%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Full-time work 60%
Part-time work 13%
Due to start work 7%
Full-time study 0%
Part-time study 0%
Travel 0%
Something else 0%
Unemployed 20%

Sector information

Film and Television graduates tend to find employment in areas directly related to their degree. These include film production, acting, the theatre and media related activities. As a result of the skills they develop during their course, Film and Television graduates are also able to apply for another 70% of vacancies that are open to graduates of any degree discipline. The potential employment areas are very wide.

Employment sectorNumber of graduates
Media 7
Hospitality 1
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1
Other sectors (2 sectors) 2

Employers and occupations

Examples of employers

  • One Tribe TV
  • Cats on the Roof Media
  • Atlantic Pictures
  • The Edge Picture Company
  • FoR Films Frames of Reference Films

Examples of occupations

  • Production Runner
  • Production Associate
  • Junior Researcher
  • Account Manager
  • Project Coordinator

Further study

Several recent graduates have entered further study, including a range of programmes such as Practical Film Making (MA), Screen Media and Cultures (MPhil) and Applied theatre (MA).

Explore your career options

You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?

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