Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

Work experience, internships and careers support

Our knowledge and contacts mean we can offer you high-quality, industry-specific work placements, internships and support.

If you’ve already got a career in mind we can help you gain experience and skills so you stand out in recruitment and hit the ground running when you start a job.

And if you’re unsure what you want to do after university we’ve got options that allow you to explore different ideas and see what you enjoy.

Work placement module

An integral part of your degree our work placement module can build on your existing abilities and help you:

  • construct an outstanding CV
  • practice graduate level interview skills

The multi-week work placement can give you insights, specialised knowledge and experience to help you be sure you’re on the right path.

I did a placement module in my second year, at Surface Gallery in Nottingham, which I really enjoyed. It allowed me to go and actually work in a gallery. I liked the fact that, because it was a module, I was then coming back and reflecting on what I’d learnt and thinking about my skills.

Creative Student Network internships

Our competitive internships offer you the opportunity to get experience with leading US and UK media companies.

See what previous interns have made of the opportunities

Creative Pathways with Lakeside Arts


Hear from and meet inspirational individuals, learn about and build links with cultural organisations, and gain insight into a vast range of careers available in the creative industries sector.

Graduate internships

The UK’s only city-wide paid cultural internships programme offers you the chance to work for six months in one of Nottingham’s leading cultural institutions.

Find out more about Creative Pathways

The Creative Pathways Graduate Internship made me realise that a career in the arts is by no means unattainable. It's given me the skills and confidence to apply for other creative roles. Through collaborating with colleagues on marketing, project support, and day-to-day admin, I feel like I’ve got a great insight into different creative careers and what I would suit best. 
Emily Tregale, 2020-21 intern

Careers and Employability Service

Our professional team have specialists dedicated to the arts and humanities. Our reputation means we can work with top employers to offer:

  • high quality internships and work experience placements
  • real-world consultancy work
  • digital skills development essential for advertising and marketing careers

Check out the schemes available

We also provide insights, guidance and mentoring for your specialised areas:


Nottingham Advantage Award

Boost your employability with a range of employer-led projects and career development opportunities through the Nottingham Advantage Award. The Award can be officially credited to your degree giving easy proof to employers of your extracurricular achievements.

Nottingham Advantage Award


Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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