BA Film Studies and Music / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

As this course is a new one, we have no alumni from this course specifically. However, many graduates from our existing Music, Drama and Screen Studies courses have been successful in establishing notable careers, and many of these work in theatre, music, television, radio, film and broadcast industries and in the wider cultural industries sector.

Many recent Drama/Screen Studies graduates have been working in film and TV production, education, and arts management, as well as setting up their own theatre companies and writing for performance.

Meanwhile, the Music department has an impressive record for producing top-level professionals in a wide range of fields, many of whom have gone on to outstanding international careers in the music profession and beyond.

With the knowledge and skills that students develop at Manchester, we have seen a large number of graduates finding employment in many aspects of print and broadcast journalism, including online journalism.

Equally, many of our students move into teaching at all levels, primary, secondary and 16-18, while a growing number decide to take up postgraduate study, or move into management and business industries.

In fact, a degree in Film Studies and Music provides excellent training for a host of careers, both within and outside of the music industry. It doesn't limit you - employers will recognise that you are dedicated, creative, versatile, excellent team players, highly organised, can work independently and have exceptional powers of concentration.

Find out more on the careers and employability pages for Drama and Music .  

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .