Careers and Entrepreneurship

What do Sussex Film grads do?

Find out about what Sussex Film Studies Graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2017 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2017

  • Main activity: 81% of respondents from Media & Film Studies were in work or further study. 69% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 27% were in information and communication, 19% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 15% were in wholesale/retail, 13% were in accommodation and food.

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Here are some examples of where they are working or studying and what job roles or courses they are doing:


Samples from our survey:

Job Roles

Samples from our survey:

  • PR Assistant
  • Radio Producer
  • Freelance Video Editor
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MA Film Studies - University of Sussex
  • MA Filmmaking - University of Sussex

More Options

  • Your degree in Film Studies - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • Creative Skillset - Film - useful guide to possible careers in the film industry and other creative media
  • Mandy - database of film and television producers, technicians and facilities and an excellent list of jobs, everything from admin to scriptwriter
  • Creative Skillset Courses - includes film courses
  • Wired Sussex - search for jobs with local digital media companies
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex Film graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Further Study - postgraduate study in film studies or another subject. Sussex graduates have gone on to masters courses in cultural studies, visual culture, critical theory, and film studies. Others have undertaken more vocational training in journalism, teaching, or teaching English as a foreign language
  • Work & Study Abroad

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