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What kinds of career opportunities does a film studies degree provide?
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You can be peoples photographers that have 200 Instagram followers, which you follow around and earn 3 bucks an hour.
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You can be peoples photographers that have 200 Instagram followers, which you follow around and earn 3 bucks an hour.
Was hoping for something more along the lines of film critic, director, producer, etc but thanks anyway lol
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Was hoping for something more along the lines of film critic, director, producer, etc but thanks anyway lol
Oh, you can do all those things without the degree.
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What kinds of career opportunities does a film studies degree provide?
Film studies is generally an academic degree. It’s essentially english lit but studying film instead of books/text.

The only career it trains you for is writing film reviews (but usually not in a way that is accessible to the general public).

If you want to work in the film industry then look for film PRODUCTION or film making degrees at CILECT member film schools.
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Film studies is generally an academic degree. It’s essentially english lit but studying film instead of books/text.

The only career it trains you for is writing film reviews (but usually not in a way that is accessible to the general public).

If you want to work in the film industry then look for film PRODUCTION or film making degrees at CILECT member film schools.
Thanks! That makes a lot of sense, I do English lit so I think I would be better at the studies tho I feel it is a bit more limiting in the job sense. I think I’ve seen courses that are just called like ‘film’ which have a mix of theory and practical in the first year and then allows you to specialise more through years 2&3.
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What kinds of career opportunities does a film studies degree provide?
Hi Indy_elliott

Graduates have a wide range of opportunities in the film, television and other media industries, as well as in public service and teaching. This can include work in film and TV development, production and post-production, media marketing and advertising, in communication roles in industry, and for film festivals.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks! That makes a lot of sense, I do English lit so I think I would be better at the studies tho I feel it is a bit more limiting in the job sense. I think I’ve seen courses that are just called like ‘film’ which have a mix of theory and practical in the first year and then allows you to specialise more through years 2&3.
There are some good universities that enable you to cover film. I personally think that Film Studies is just like English Literature except with film. Be sure that this is what you really want to study as most Film Studies courses will have little or no practical side to them. Newcastle, York and Bristol have good Film courses. Other unis have other courses that are more practical in nature. Be sure what it is you really want to aim for. Read up on the courses and the modules.
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