Career maps

Our career maps are popular with children, young people and adults alike. They are a visual representation of the different job roles in the film and TV drama, unscripted TV, animation, games and visual effects (VFX) industries.

The maps show how the roles fit together and explain the different routes into them.

They have been spotted on classroom walls in primary and secondary schools and in studies at universities.

Career map of the games industry

Careers in the animation industry

Careers in the animation industry shows the process through which an animation is made, from development through to delivery and distribution. It covers careers in hand-drawn, computer-generated and stop-motion animation. While designed for A2 paper, it also works on A3.

Download Careers in the animation industry (PDF).

Careers in the games industry

Careers in the games industry invites you to follow the arrows on the map to learn how a game is made.  The map also gives detailed careers information on the routes into the entry level roles. Designed to be printed on A2 paper, it also works on A3.

Download Careers in the games industry (PDF).

Film and TV drama: idea to screen

Film and TV drama: idea to screen shows the different ways a production is funded depending on whether it's a Hollywood movie, an independent feature film or a TV drama. It's of particular use to those interested in a career in sales, marketing or distribution. The map was designed to be printed on A2 paper but can work on A3.

Download Film and TV drama: idea to screen (PDF).

Careers in visual effects (VFX)

VFX careers are on a spectrum ranging from art-based to science-based roles, with everything in-between. Careers in visual effects (VFX) shows the different ways into the roles and the relationship between them. The map can be downloaded onto nine sides of A4 paper.

Download Careers in visual effects (VFX)(PDF).

Unscripted TV: craft and technical roles

The Unscripted TV: craft and technical roles map explains the entry level positions in the camera, lighting, sound, art, costume and hair and make-up departments. It's for those interested in news, factual, sport and entertainment TV or working in a TV studio. This PDF can be downloaded as 11 sides of A4.

Download Unscripted TV: craft and technical roles (PDF).

Unscripted TV: editorial and production roles

The Unscripted TV: editorial and production roles map explains the entry level positions in the development, talent management, production and editorial departments.  It's for those interested in news, factual, sport and entertainment TV. This PDF can be downloaded as eight sides of A4.

Download Unscripted TV: editorial and production roles (PDF).

Who makes a film?

Who makes a film? was designed for use in primary schools to explain the different roles in film production. It has, however, proved popular with adults too. The map, which was created with Into Film, is best printed on A3 paper. This is the English version. There is a Welsh version too, below.

Download Who makes a film? (PDF).

Pwy sy’n creu ffilm?

Pwy sy’n creu ffilm? was designed for use in primary schools to explain the different roles in film production. It has, however, proved popular with adults too. The map, which was created with Into Film, is best printed on A3 paper. This is the Welsh version.  There is an English version too, above.

Download Pwy sy’n creu ffilm? (PDF).


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