There are hundreds of different job roles in film, TV, games, animation and visual effects and the range of skills they require is wide. Read on to learn what jobs like director, producer, games designer, camera operator, concept artist, runner and gaffer really entail. Each job profile includes information on how to get in, starting with the relevant A-levels, Highers or vocational qualifications and going on to explain how to network and build a portfolio.
Film and TV drama
Covers genres ranging from period dramas to epic fantasies screened at the cinema, on TV or on streaming sites
Visual effects (VFX)
Involves making sequences on a computer that can't be created on set, like enormous crowds and fire-breathing dragons
Combines art with programming as well as production, design and testing - the UK’s fastest growing entertainment industry
Creates the illusion of movement, includes computer-generated, stop-motion and hand-drawn animation