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Film Director

A Career from Studying Art - Film Director

If you are imaginative, and can lead others to work towards your creative vision, this job could be for you.

Directors have overall responsibility for the way films or television programmes are made. As a director, you would use your creativity, organisational skills and technical knowledge to manage the whole production process.

As you would be leading a team of people with very different roles, in this job you would need good communication skills. You would need to be very organised and good at planning. You would also need to make strong decisions, manage your time well and keep to your budget.

There are many different routes to getting into this job. You could start out as a 'runner', or progress from camera or acting work. Courses in media production could teach you some of the skills you would need.

  • Hours - Variable
  •  Salary - Variable

 For further information on how to become a film director, please visit:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/tvorfilmdirector.aspx