Media and film studies

Career Strategies in the Creative Sector

Module code: V3054
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

The module equips you with the tools and knowledge to create a strategy for starting your career within the creative sector.

Within the module sessions, you will perform tasks and exercises to increase your awareness of your chosen area of the sector. Through varied research methods, you will perform case studies on existing business and organisations, become aware of emerging technologies with the field of practice, and produce an online strategy for networking, self-promotion and finding work.

The module concludes with you initiating and reflecting on a one-to-one conversation with an industry professional. Using this new knowledge and personal insight, you will be in a strong position to manage your future career prospects.

Module learning outcomes

  • Identify, describe and evaluate their own skills prior to entry into the work place.
  • Demonstrate engagement with industry professionals and practices.
  • Bring together observation, hands on knowledge, and engagement with academic texts, to demonstrate some understanding of work practices, production processes and professional practices within media, cultural and communicative industries.