Our graduates

What do our graduates do?

Our graduates work in television, radio, advertising and production houses; they are directors, producers, camera crew and sound designers. They set up their own successful businesses in a range of areas including photography, moving image and digital design.

They become fashion photographers, wedding photographers, book illustrators, web designers and curators. A number choose to become educators or independent artists, others embrace post-graduate study and become academics. Our graduates have worked for the BBC, Disney and Radio One. Their work can be seen in the National Portrait Gallery and on the cover of Vogue magazine.

As a graduate you will have the skills required to take up a range of media and arts roles. By the time you graduate you will have experience of working in a number of professional contexts and high level technical skills in one or more of the areas we offer.

Most importantly you will have the confidence to express yourself creatively and to respond to the ever changing opportunities offered by a career in the art and media sectors.

Hear from media arts graduates from the class of 2019

Adam Read

My course gave me access to the equipment and the facilities I needed to experiment with my video work. Before I came to Plymouth, I had never owned my own camera and now I am experienced with a range of DSLRs, sound equipment and fixtures!

Adam tells us about his role in the campaigns team at the University and his work as a freelance self-shooting director.

Read more about Adam's award-winning work

Anna Luiza Golebiewska

Self-employed photographer

“I started working freelance in 2008 and registered myself as self-employed. It was amazing to be able to shoot every day and to live off photography. I work with different cameras, formats and subjects. It is hard to get recognition and permanent clients but if you work really well and you are up to date with new technologies, styles and fashion it will pay off!

The best thing is your independence. You set your own work hours, you choose your clients, your jobs and you have the full control of the business. The hard bit is that sometimes you don't have work coming in for weeks and weeks, you have to be responsible legally for everything you do. Never give up and work as hard as you can. Creating your own unique style will help you with getting more confident, getting more clients and with expanding your skills."

  

Daniel D'avoine

“The Media Arts degree helped me develop a broad range of skills, which helped me in my career. Working with other like-minded people was an invaluable experience that I gained from university. Seeing the way others work, bouncing creative ideas and generally just meeting friends for life is one of the valuable university experiences.

Since leaving university I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work as the motion graphics artist for a production company in Jersey. I have worked on projects for large companies around the globe. Since a large amount of my work is for corporate clients the majority of it is not accessible to the public, however a varied amount can be seen on our Vimeo channel"

Graduate profile - Danny Cooke

The media arts course supports all factors of media, while allowing you to focus on your particular area of interest.

BA (Hons) Media Arts graduate Danny Cooke has shot and edited documentaries, including the award winning ‘Ray: A Life Underwater’.

Read more about Danny’s award-winning work

Student profile - Jonathan Brough

Being at the University has helped me to discover a passion for film making that has helped me to express myself and I have worked on several exciting projects.

BA (Hons) Media Arts student Jonathan Brough contracted meningitis but, despite his disability, has fulfilled his dream of pursuing his studies.