Careers in film

You will be equipped to work in a variety of roles within television, film, digital media, communication, entertainment, education, the music industry and advertising.

To be successful, you will need to promote yourself to show that you have the technical, creative and collaborative skills required in film production.

If you want to produce, director or write you need to be able to market your ideas to production companies and potential employers to show that you have the right mix of flair, creativity and practical expertise.

As jobs are highly competitive, you need to get as much experience as possible before graduating to build your network contacts and portfolio. You should be prepared to start at the bottom - running errands and lugging equipment - and to push yourself forward, learning and observing new skills once your main job is done.

Showcasing your work through film festivals and award programs may help to launch your career.

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Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in film:

  • The ability to implement and manage all stages of production for a creative project
  • Knowledge of digital production technologies
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong time management skills
  • Creative problem solving skills

Related roles include:

  • Writer
  • Producer
  • Critic
  • Technician
  • Director
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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about salaries and job outcomes for film graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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