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 and MArts)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 12 UK graduates from 2017/18; this is a response rate of 50.0%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 67%
Self-employment/freelancing 0%
Running my own business 0%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 25%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 0%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 0%
Taking time out to travel 8%
Caring for someone 0%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 0%
Doing something else 0%

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

Public relation and communication activities


Sound recording and music publishing activities


Motion picture, video and television programme production activities

Other sectors (3 sectors) 4

Employers and occupations

Examples of employers

  • Studio Lambert
  • Sony
  • ScreenDog Productions
  • Grapevine Digital

Examples of occupations

  • Unscripted Television Intern
  • Production Secretary
  • Logger
  • Account Executive

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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