Career prospects for Media and Photography students

There is nothing more rewarding than finding a career path which you are passionate about. Going to work every day wearing a big smile on your face is a dream many people have, but so few turn it into a reality. 

It is so important to pursue your interests in education so that you can enjoy subjects and modules, and discover new interests. A subject area which many students find a genuine passion for is Media and Photography because of its accessibility and large influence it has on our modern society.

The University of Bolton provides a range of courses within Media and Photography. Here you can find the potential careers you could have from obtaining one of these degrees, so you can discover which job can put a smile on your face, for the rest of your life. 

Careers within media

Completing a media-based degree can land you in many different industries, from advertising and marketing to radio and television, perhaps even digital media or PR consultancies. These industries all have their own little niches, but the majority require roles such as producer, director, screenwriter or camera technician. 

Alternatively, you could pursue being your own boss and start a small production company, or even shoot a series of short films. Some of our graduates have done this and gone on to win accolades in film festivals around the world.

Careers within photography

Contrary to belief, there are many different career paths you can have with a photography degree. Many of these roles vary depending on the type of industry you’re in, consider that you could be working in:

  •  Advertising and Marketing
  • Commercial Product Photography
  • Documentaries and Travel
  • Fashion
  • Fine art
  • Photojournalism
  • Publishing 
  • Teaching

Being a photographer comes with hundreds of different options as all businesses require a way to advertise and market themselves. Working freelance is an option which allows photographers to get a good variety of shots to build portfolio, but there are just as many opportunities in-house. If you’re interested in pursuing your passion and creating a career that not only plays to your strengths but you genuinely enjoy, take a look at the courses on offer here.


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