The main aim of MA Film, Television and Screen Industries is to provide students with the kind of skillset that studios, film/television makers, organisations and other relevant industry bodies have highlighted as essential to find employment in the industry today.
We have designed the entire programme with these in mind following an extensive period of consultation with industry organisations and leading professionals. As a consequence, we expect students to find employment in all areas of industry operations, including, though not exclusively:
- Production (development)
- Marketing (digital, print)
- Acquisitions (production slates development, identifying relevant films/TV programme to purchase and distribute)
- International (analysis of international markets, addressing cultural and regulatory issues involved in international agreements and collaborations)
- Labour relations and education (developing training and other education opportunities for professionals, working with craft guilds and organisations)
We also expect that some students will wish to continue developing their research profile for future work in academia. For those who are so inclined there are of course opportunities for enrolling in a PhD programme and advice on how to develop a publication profile.
Average starting salary and career progression
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers.*
In 2016, 96.6% of postgraduates from the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,314 with the highest being £35,000.**
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.
** Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.
Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.