Media

Getting in

Fancy working for a TV company, behind the camera or as a presenter?

Can you see yourself being in charge of a brand, channel or writing a blog on social media?

If so then a job in the media sector might be for you!

Key facts


  • More television is made in the South West than anywhere else in the country and Bristol has about a quarter of the UK's animation production industry. Aardman (who make Wallace and Gromit) is based there but many other animation and special effects and post-production companies are also spread across the South West.
  • Oxfordshire has over 3,000 creative and digital sector businesses, which generate more than £1.4 Billion annually

Routes into this sector

There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.

Getting into the media sector can be difficult and competitive but an apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to impress employers straight away and start to build up a network of contacts. If you have the drive then an apprenticeship is a great chance to prove yourself. There are also lots of degree courses related to media, for example, animation. 

Use the Course Search

Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.

More help finding courses and training

Do a free, short, online course to find out more (looks great on your CV too!)

Future Learn have lots of free, short, online courses that will improve your knowledge of this job sector and improve your chances of landing your dream job. Check out the available courses related to media  

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