Liverpool Screen School: Careers support
We'll equip you with the skills you need to succeed.
Our qualifications open doors and once you have graduated you'll be able to pursue your chosen career. In this section we show you the types of career that may be available to you if you study with the Liverpool Screen School. You can also find out what some of our former students are up to now.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive and there are lots of other careers you could go into having graduated as a Liverpool Screen School student.
Our employability rates
Our employability rates are very good:
- 80% Drama students are in work or further study six months after graduation
- 80% Film Studies students are in work or further study six months after graduation
- 80% Creative Writing students are in work or further study six months after graduation
- 90% Journalism students are in work or further study six months after graduation
- Media Production students are in work or further study six months after graduation
Gain work experience at PULSS
Liverpool Screen School’s Production Unit (PULSS) organises work opportunities for students from Liverpool Screen School. Opportunities take many forms and are often paid, with some instances leading to longer assignments, paid internships and employment after graduation. Find out more about the Production Unit.
How we'll help you achieve your dream career
Here are just a few ways we'll help you to secure a fantastic career:
We'll provide you with relevant work placements
We'll help you take part in industry-run competitions
We'll organise industry relevant field trips
We'll encourage you to collaborate with students from other disciplines
We'll organise extracurricular activities
We embed practical industry experience within our courses
We'll invite experts to share their advice with you
We can help you start your own business
The Centre for Entrepreneurship has been helping students and alumni get their business ideas off the ground since 2003. The Centre can help you with funding, networking, as well as business, legal and financial advice. Find out more about the type of support on offer at the Centre for Entrepreneurship.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my day at ITV and it wasn't just about being shown around and given a tour of different places, but about meeting senior executives at ITV that make it what it is today."
Meet Ida Husoy
Ida's foggy Liverpool picture
Profile: Ida was a Journalism student at Liverpool John Moores University when she created a social media storm with her picture of foggy Liverpool.
Since graduating, Ida has worked as a journalist and has recently set up a media company called Mathilde Media.
Here’s Ida’s story: "I took the picture on my IPhone 4S about 11.30 in the morning, as there was fog everywhere. Within hours there were more than a thousand people who were posting the image on Twitter and Facebook.
"I posted it on Instagram with a link to Twitter, and that's when it took off. People started posting the picture without crediting me. When I posted it on Facebook, it went crazy. I responded to about a thousand tweets in four hours replying to people who said what a great picture it was."
- Claire Foy: The Crown, Wolf Hall, Little Dorritt, Season of the Witch, The Promise
- Oliver Mellor: Coronation Street
- Ruari Connahan: National Theatre
Television and radio
- Alex Brooker: The Last Leg
- Lorraine Charker: BBC producer
- Neil Jones: Coronation Street
Playwrights and TV screen writers
- Caroline Aherne: The Royle Family
- Andrea Earl: The Bill and Casualty
- Heather Robson: Brookside and Hollyoaks
- Gemma Twells: Soho Core Writer
- Filip and Lucy Fiori: Ullaloom
- Mark Smith: Spike Theatre
- Elinor Randle: Tmesis Theatre
- James Rice: author of Alice and the Fly
- Jon Gale and Michael Nolan's: The Blame. Jon Gale also wrote Albion
- Aaron Dembski-Bowden: Night Lords