Media and film studies

Careers in the Cultural & Creative Industries

Module code: P4000E
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

Through a range of engagements with Alumni industry professionals, group activities and individual research, you will acquire the skills and knowledge to develop and manage your career interests and progression, now and throughout your life.

You will be supported to reflect on your current skills, values, and priorities, and analyse how these relate to your individual portfolio project. You will hear from speakers about a range of different careers and entrepreneurship opportunities developed and enjoyed by our global network of Alumni. Your independent work will culminate in a one-to-one conversation with a self-selected Alumni industry professional. These discussion will take place online, helping you to consider both national and international employment markets and opportunities.

By acquiring a knowledge of employability and entrepreneurship in your chosen sector, you learn how to identify and reflect on

  • career options - both those you aspire to and some that you haven't considered before
  • career options that are emerging through developments in technologies and cultural changes
  • career options that question and challenge the status quo.

You will consider how to best position yourself during and after your degree, and into possible career pathways, while staying in touch with the constantly expanding and evolving network of Sussex Alumni at the forefront of industry and social change.

Module learning outcomes

  • Critically reflect on employment related information & skills, personal goals, aptitude & skill set related to independently identified career goals and progression through university.
  • Analyse online and offline practices in relation to professional development.
  • Effectively communicate with an industry professional to gain a unique insight and analysis of the chosen sector.
  • Work collaboratively to develop industry knowledge and connections.