Course Progress

Film and Media progression routes

This section will give you an overview of specific film and media progression routes. 

The rise of streaming services means it’s a great time to be involved in the media industry. There are multiple routes that you could take related to film and media. 

For example, you could do a college course such as film or photography (level 2 and/or 3). A Levels appropriate for film and media include media studies, performing arts, or English literature. 

In terms of apprenticeships, there are a range available from levels 3-7. 

Examples include: 

  • Broadcast and Media Systems Technician (level 3)
  • Junior 2D Artist (level 4)
  • Channel 4 Apprenticeship Scheme (level 4-6) 

In terms of higher education, there exists a vast array of university courses available. For example, there are 347 Film and Media university courses in England. 

Examples include: 

  • University of Cumbria: BA(Hons) Film and Television, BA (Hons) Photography
  • Lancaster University: BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies, BA (Hons) Film and Theatre

A progression route related to film and media can provide you with transferable skills that can be applied to multiple sectors. For example, skills like creativity, communication and critical thinking.