FILM CAREER TIPS

Film is notoriously hard to break into, but with energy and perseverance, a career in the industry can be very rewarding.

Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude, no matter how menial a task may seem. Many graduates think that being a runner and making the tea is beneath them, but this is the best way to get your foot in the door. Click on the button below for funding tips:

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Find out more about the available opportunities available in your area, that you can get involved with, today.

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WORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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DEGREE COURSES

Having higher education always adds an invaluable contribution to you as an applicant in any search for employment. The ‘education’ section adds 35% of the importance to your CV. If you have an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree you are much more likely to be invited for a job interview. An average cost of an undergraduate degree is £9000 for Home/EU applicants and £11000 for overseas applicants.

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BA (Hons) Film and Media Studies 
Manchester Metropolitan University
 

BA (Hons) Film Production 
University of Central Lancashire

MA Film Studies
The University of Manchester

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeship is one of the ways to get into the industry, combining the benefits of university education and full-time employment, while receiving compensation for your work, unlike most internships.
Being an apprentice in an exciting way to receive valuable i
ndustry experience and is a great opportunity to build a strong foundations for your career.

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Apprenticeships For Film and TV
Craft and Technical Roles
 

TV, radio, games, film and more

UK Apprenticeship Database
For Individuals and Recruiters

NORTH WEST

Events – Visiting some local events can also be useful and educational without having an element of fun taken away. Events are a great way to network and meet other people that are also interested in the same sectors as you and make new friends. Networking can also be a great way to find local job opportunities. There are some exciting events for Film students and enthusiasts across the North West of England, UK.

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University of Salford
Students Union

News and Events
Manchester Metriopolitan Univeristy

Home – Manchester Events
Talks, Workshops and Showcases

SCHOLARSHIPS

Full-time education requires a large investment. Even though there are instalment payments and student loans available, it may be difficult to come up with large sums or pay off a piling student debt. Being awarded a scholarship looks good on your CV and saves you the trouble of having to give up a slice of your future salary to repay your loan for education. Below are few links that should help you get started on your way with costless education:

National Film and Television School
NFTS MA Scholarship Programme

Film Scholarships
Film Scholarship Positions

Postgraduate Scholarships
Arts and Humanities

VOLUNTEERING/CASTING

Volunteering is a good way to keep yourself busy and get  local industry experience while studying. Although you don’t get paid, it looks good on your CV and prepares you for paid work. Casting, on the other hand, gives an opportunity to be on the camera and get paid for it, but it is normally a one off or short term opportunity. Nonetheless, it is a good way to practice your acting and get some extra income. Click on the links below to discover more:

Shooting People.org
Opportunities in Independent Film

Casting Collective
Casting and Film Extras

Mad Dog Casting
Casting for Film, TV and Commercials

REST OF THE UK

Other than events, there are plenty of film festivals, showcases, workshops, talks, training fairs and open door/walk-in sessions in England. They all offer a great opportunity to combine training, networking and leisure while walking the path towards your dream career. Most of them offer free entrance, which makes it worth your while and hedges you from disappointment.

Creative England
Trainings, Socials and Festivals

BBC – Film Network
Collaborate, Network and Showcase

Film London
Connections and Networking

Some Of The Highest Paying Roles

Talent Agent | Multimedia Artist and Animator | Cinematographer and Director of Photography
Construction Manager | Art Director | Actor | Film and Video Editors | Screenwriter | Director | Producer