Lincoln School of Film and Media
Do you see yourself yelling “cut!” from the director’s chair? Capturing that perfect shot? Pulling an all-nighter in the edit suite? Crafting a stunning screenplay? Or show-running the next TV show everyone is talking about? Are you an aspiring animator? A whizz with special effects? A media maven? Or a discerning critic?
Whatever you’re chosen career in film, television or media, we have a wide range of resources to help you decide where you want your degree to take you, find career opportunities and take your first steps.
If you’re not sure what you’d like to do yet, the links below may help you to decide.
You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:
The hidden job market is a phrase used to describe jobs which aren’t advertised. It’s estimated 75% of jobs are filled by the hidden job market and for jobs in the creative industries speculative applications can be useful to contact organisations for opportunities including internships and graduate schemes which may not be formally advertised.
It’s also estimated more than 30% of the workforce in the creative industries are freelance. Visit our Freelancer Toolkit for support and information about becoming a freelancer.
As a graduate searching for entry level jobs there are a number of free websites available to help you to get your CVs and portfolios out there. Keep these up to date with your experience and availability so hiring managers can find your profiles quickly and accurately.
Grad Scheme and Internship Options
A high percentage of top graduate schemes are open to any degree discipline. You could use your creative thinking skills within Leadership, Social Work, HR and more. Check out a list of the UK’s top graduate schemes here.
Take a look at the links below for application, portfolio and showreel advice.
- How to approach employers
- Top 10 tips for Portfolios
- Creating a Showreel
- Creative & Colourful CVs Portfolio
Remember your Careers & Employability service is also here to support you with your employability research, planning and applications.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
For general support and information about protected characteristics please visit our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion page.
Many employers and organisations advertise opportunities and initiatives to attract candidates from under-represented backgrounds and improve representation within their industry . The links below offer an insight into targeted initiatives and support available within industries related to your school.
- Creative Access offers a jobs board, training and support to candidates and are working towards a day when Britain’s society is truly reflected in the creative industries
- Extend Hub is the BBC’s recruitment portal committed to increasing the number of people with disabilities working at the BBC
- Four Corners are a leading training provider committed to promoting greater equality of opportunity within Film & TV
- Mama Youth Project recruits, trains and nurtures young people between 18-25 years of age from under-represented groups
- PACT offers a first step into television through their diversity internship scheme
- ScreenSkills is the industry led body for the screen industries who provide insight, career development and other opportunities to grow and sustain an inclusive workforce
If you’d like more personalised advice on how to start thinking about your career in film or media, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat.