Film and Journalism graduate destinations
From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice - from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their chosen careers.
Great graduate careers
Many of our Film and Journalism graduates go into jobs related to their degree. Thanks to the transferable skills they develop, they also find jobs in marketing, recruitment, events and publishing.
Careers are varied and stimulating with jobs including:
- Art Director
- Camera Operator
- Production Coordinator
- Video Editor
- Broadcast Journalist
- Assistant Editor.
Top graduate employers
Graduates work with leading public and private sector organisations across the country, as well as small to medium sized enterprises.
We have employer partners who shape our courses; advise students on careers; and provide internships and work experience opportunities. Graduates find jobs with these and leading employers including:
- Aardman Animations
- BBC Earth
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre
- Real Vision TV
- Tribe Media
- Wonky Films.
Placements and work experience
As well as placements, our students gain experience on live projects and commissions run by employers. There are plenty more opportunities to get experience through volunteering, part-time work and internships. Whatever path our students choose the careers service can find experience that fits their brief.
We encourage students to take part in industry competitions. Students have gained national and international recognition through these. We also arrange specific UWE awards and bursaries including:
- Emerging Artist of the Year winning £1,000 and a city centre exhibition.
- Gane Trust Travel Bursary giving a second year student £1,000 to carry out a research project of their choice, providing them with the opportunity to travel, gather materials, undertake workshops and make contacts.
- The Crispin Aubrey Scholarship supporting aspiring journalists to pursue a career in journalism, with a focus on environmental and social injustice.
The Creative Industries departments arrange an annual Professional Practice Week. With over 50 events offered, it's the perfect opportunity to network and learn about the sector. There are panels and presentations with top employers, industry professionals and alumni. Our annual degree show also offers employers the opportunity for talent scouting and students the opportunity to market themselves to industry.
Accredited by industry
Many of our courses are accredited. So our students leave with industry-recognised qualifications and study exemptions in many cases.
Starting up a business
Many of our graduates go freelance and become self-employed. So we give them a head start while they're here. Enterprise skills are built into the curriculum, and students can bring business ideas to life by accessing private sessions and funding by working with our enterprise advisors.
Specialist careers support
Sector-specific careers advice is available for each department and one-to-ones are available with our dedicated team. Students can attend weekly careers drop-ins to find out more about creative careers. They can build their skills through workshops on LinkedIn, presentation skills and pitching etc. And it doesn't end when they graduate. Alumni can access our careers services up until three years after graduation.
Some of our Film and Journalism graduates also go on to study for postgraduate degrees in subject ranging from documentary production to teaching.