But the real working world is increasingly competitive, and the kind of skills and experience you need to stand out as an employee or succeed in self-employment involve many different transferable abilities. It also helps if you have a contact or two in the creative industries, who already see your potential.
As one of our undergraduates, you'll likely have the chance to seek a work placement on one of our work experience modules or optional placement year, but even if you don't, you'll discover many opportunities to gain crucial experience, skills and exposure through industry-led activities such as live briefs and commissions.
Learn more from our students who have taken placements or worked on live briefs, and the employers that have provided them.
Film, Television and Media
BBC, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cannes Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Take One magazine, CBBC, ITN Productions, London Studios, MTV, Pinewood Studios, StudioCanal UK, Sight & Sound magazine, Warner Bros.