Media Practice

With 95% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating from the Media and Film department*, preparing you for your future career is a fundamental part of a Media Practice degree at Sussex.

How can we help you fast track your career?

At Sussex, we prepare you for your future career, by helping you:

  • learn how to use industry-standard software and equipment. You develop skills in video editing, photographic manipulation, digital design, animation, and sound
  • gain real world experience - our links with creative industries in Brighton and London give you the chance to go on work experience and placements
  • present your projects at degree shows and build up your portfolio to show potential employers.

Career destinations of our Media Practice graduates*

  • creative production co-ordinator at Red Bee Media
  • director/producer at Lovelive TV
  • freelance production and location runner at Plastic Pictures
  • producer at Ping London 
  • programme planning supervisor at the Disney Channel
  • runner/driver at Procam TV
  • shooting researcher at Ricochet TV
  • senior production manager at Oxford Scientific Films 
  • writer at Spectrecom Films
  • self employed camera assistant 
  • market researcher at IPSOS 
  • junior creative at Sky 
  • fundraising and communication officer at FareShare Brighton and Hove
  • assistant social media editor at Metro UK.
James' career perspective

'The [Media Practice] course really mapped out the basic process of filmmaking and identified the key roles of the production team. Filmmaking and working in the media are incredibly closed communities, so learning the lingo and responsibilities of each department were essential steps to get my "foot in the door."’

James Kipping, Floor Runner and Production Assistant
James has worked on feature films including Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes 2, The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016