With British TV and film production at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to enter this industry.  

Career options

If you have aspirations of becoming a screenwriter, producer, director or animator then a degree in Film, Television or Animation provides the foundations for a career in cinema. Studying Film, TV or Animation also offers the opportunity to develop a varied skillset and try different specialisms such as documentary filmmaking, editing, sound design, post-production and publicity. 

As well as working in the film industry, graduates could also pursue careers in other media sectors such as gaming, publishing, marketing, music and sport. 

Job opportunities

Our Film, Television and Animation degrees prepare graduates for a broad range of careers in the creative industries. You could become a: 

  • Producer 
  • Director 
  • Production Manager 
  • Production Coordinator 
  • Post-production Supervisor 
  • Concept Artist 
  • Art Director 
  • Storyboard Artist 
  • Character Designer 
  • Modeller 
  • Animation Technical Director 
  • Layout Artist 
  • Background Artist 
  • Rigger 
  • Lighting Artist 
  • Animator 
  • Post-Production Supervisor 
  • VFX Producer 
  • Editor 
  • Colourist 
  • Music Coordinator 
  • Data Wrangler 
  • Roto Artist 

Graduates in the spotlight

Our graduates have gone on to carve successful careers in the following roles: 

  • Production Assistant at HBO 
  • Script Assistant at BBC Children's 
  • Edit Assistant at BBC Studios 
  • Camera Operator at LoveLove Films 
  • Production Coordinator at NBCUniversal 
  • Assistant Producer at Telegraph Media Group 
  • Senior Set Dresser and Prop Maker at Aardman Animation 
  • Motion Designer at Radley Yeldar 
  • Editor at Beagle Media  
  • Assistant Director at Films@59 
  • Camera Floor Technician at Take Two Films 
  • Researcher at Back2Back Productions 
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Graduate Spotlight: Adventures on the silver screen with James Pearce

17 November 2022

BA Television graduate shares the highlights of his TV industry career since leaving Falmouth Univer...

Graduate Spotlight: Adventures on the silver screen with James Pearce
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Working in the film industry: in conversation with graduate Luzie Backhoff

14 July 2022

After completing her BA Television and MA Film & Television degrees at Falmouth University, grad...

Working in the film industry: in conversation with graduate Luzie Backhoff
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Students and staff work on the set of BBC drama London Kills

01 April 2022

Last summer, Falmouth tutor Nick Manley employed two graduates from the School of Film & Televis...

Students and staff work on the set of BBC drama London Kills
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Graduate scoops Best Director at prestigious film awards

18 March 2022

Congratulations to BA(Hons) Television graduate Will Wightman, who has won Best Director at the BFI ...

Graduate scoops Best Director at prestigious film awards
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Hamish Thompson

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"

18 February 2022

Since graduating with a degree in Film in 2020, Hamish Thompson has established himself as a...

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"
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Broken Promises

Graduate creates powerful advert for Oxfam

26 November 2021

Prior to COP26, Animation & Visual Effects graduate Tim Wheatley created The Cycle of ...

Graduate creates powerful advert for Oxfam
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Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story

09 November 2021

Falmouth’s Sound/Image Cinema Lab gave students the chance to work in key production roles fo...

Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story
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A New Life Tomorrow

Animated antics: Avy meets Aardman

25 August 2021

Final-year Animation & Visual Effects student Avy shares her Aardman Academy experience after se...

Animated antics: Avy meets Aardman
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Coming soon: The Frequency – a novel by Falmouth Film graduate Terry Kitto

23 June 2021

Independent novelist might not be the first career path you’d think of for a Film graduate. But th...

Coming soon: The Frequency – a novel by Falmouth Film graduate Terry Kitto
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Falmouth films shortlisted for BAFTA Student Awards 

14 May 2021

Animation Case Closed, directed by Lucy Gatenby, and short documentary Man Beast & the Heart to ...

Falmouth films shortlisted for BAFTA Student Awards 

Postgraduate study

An undergraduate degree in Film, Television or Animation could also lead on to further study. A master’s degree provides the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of the industry such as filmmaking, scriptwriting or prosthetic effects. 

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Knowledge and skills

A degree will teach you the technical skills needed to work in the film industry. If you’re studying on campus, our professional film and television facilities include production studios, editing suites, animation studios, green screens, radio control rooms and a 129-seat cinema.  

Through lectures and industry masterclasses you’ll gain experience in sound design, lighting, editing, post-production, visual effects, screenwriting, storyboarding, colour grading, rigging, facial capture and stop-motion animation – many of the core skills needed in modern productions. 

Students are also taught industry-relevant business practices such as legal, social and ethical issues and codes of practice when filming; particularly useful if you’re looking to work as a freelancer, or start your own production company. 

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Transferable skills

As well as specialist skills, students develop a range of transferable skills that are desirable to many employers. These include: 

  • Ability to understanding a brief and the needs of different stakeholders 
  • Leadership skills through project management and collaborative outputs 
  • Innovative solutions to problem solving and a willingness to take creative risks 
  • Strong research, observational and analytical skills 
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and pitching 
  • Interpersonal skills through critiques, peer reviews and group tutorials 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage budgets 
  • Ability to negotiate and outsource tasks 
  • Entrepreneurial skills in marketing your work and building professional networks 

Career support

The hands-on approach of our degrees mean that students are industry-ready practitioners upon graduation. While studying, students can work on in-house short and feature films through the Sound/Image Cinema Lab – which has in the past included BAFTA-winning Bait (Mark Jenkin, 2019) and The Tape (Martha Tilston, 2020). Our in-house creative agency, MAYN also offers regular paid work for our Film and Television students. 

Our guest lecture series provides students with an unrivalled programme of guest speakers who deliver talks and masterclasses across a range of specialisms and career paths. This is a chance to learn from and network with working practitioners who are keen to share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of filmmakers. 

Throughout their studies, students and graduates can access our dedicated employability service, RealWORKs. We offer weekly career workshops and events, support with practice interviews and advice on CV writing or even going freelance. 

By the time our students graduate, they have their own professional identity and portfolio to start bringing their business ideas to life. 

Our Film, Television & Animation courses

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Television BA(Hons)

Discover how to create everything from high-end dramas with full scale crews through to fast moving ...

Television BA(Hons)
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Film BA(Hons)

Immerse yourself in the world of film, where time, space, form and creative ideas translate into mea...

Film BA(Hons)
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Animation BA(Hons)

Bring your ideas to life through the world of animation. We’ll support you in developing original,...

Animation BA(Hons)
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Game Animation - 2023

Game Animation BA(Hons)

Gain experience of working to a real-time animation pipeline and graduate with a rich portfolio of w...

Game Animation BA(Hons)
Post Production & Visual Effects BA(Hons)
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Post Production & Visual Effects BA(Hons)

Kick-start a diverse and successful career by embarking on an exciting programme that covers all asp...

Post Production & Visual Effects BA(Hons)
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Sound Design - 2023

Sound Design BA(Hons)

Explore the boundaries of sound and its potential to transport an audience in different contexts, fr...

Sound Design BA(Hons)
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Costume Design - 2023

Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)

On this dynamic course, you’ll cultivate the practical, creative and theoretical skills needed to ...

Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)
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Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Get in touch

Any questions? 

If you have any questions about undergraduate study at Falmouth, get in touch with our Future Studies team.  

T: +44(0) 1326 254350 
E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk 

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