Film, TV and radio are interesting areas to work in, covering a variety of roles and career opportunities. Courses and careers in this area might appeal to you if you enjoy practical tasks and have a creative flair, or enjoy seeing something develop from an idea through to the finished product, such as from a live brief through to a short film. The media industry is constantly developing with advancing technology and ever-changing global trends which makes it a fast-paced and rewarding industry to work in.
Whether it’s television, film or radio that you’re interested in, it is best to gain lots of experience to help you get your foot in the door. You can gain invaluable experience through volunteering opportunities in school or college, such as working at a student radio station, or through internships that you can use as a springboard to access further opportunities and land your dream job! Demonstrating your interest in this area will help to show industry professionals that you’re passionate about what you want to do.
As many of the skills you’ll need in media roles are practical skills, from working with camera crews to controlling live video and audio clips, a vocational course is likely to be the best choice as it will give you the thorough understanding you’ll need to thrive. As well as the great practical skills you’ll gain, vocational courses are often delivered by academics who have worked in their industry for many years, so they’re able to share their knowledge and insight too.