With training in primary research, industry history, visual literacy, writing and analysis, Cultural, Media and Visual Studies graduates acquire flexible, interdisciplinary skills attractive to a breadth of employers. Our graduates gain valuable training for research careers in film and media and for professional work in media industries such as film, television, radio, digital media, journalism, publishing, public relations, advertising and marketing. History of Art graduates have also pursued careers in arts administration, conservation, curating, heritage management and museum education.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).
We maintain exclusive internship agreements with Fox Studios and the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles. All students in the department are eligible to apply for these competitive summer placements, which offer substantive work experience in one of Hollywood's largest film and television studios and a major craft guild. We also offer a range of UK-based internships with media companies such as digital agency Red Bee Creative and brand consultancy Canopy Insight.
Further information can be found at the department’s website.
94% of undergraduates from the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £21,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £60,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.