Career opportunities

A degree in History of Art or Film Studies from the University of Leicester will be your first step to career success. 95% of our Film Studies students and 92% of our History of Arts students are employed or have gone on to postgraduate study within 6 months of graduation (DLHE 2018-19). 

History of Art and Film Studies are stimulating and relevant academic disciplines. In a world where the image has become so dominant and where cultural tourism is the biggest industry, degrees in History of Art or Film Studies become essential.

All our students have the opportunity to take part in a Career Development Programme delivered by the Career Development Service.

Career prospects

Degrees in History of Art or Film Studies provide an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers. The nature of the course promotes flexibility of thought, encourages intellectual initiative and develops skills in visual analysis. With valuable skills in written and oral communication and IT, our graduates are well placed to compete in today's job market.

Possible career paths include roles in:

  • Journalism and publishing
  • Museums and galleries
  • Cinema management and programming
  • Film and video production
  • Education
  • Art and antique dealing
  • The civil service
  • Arts administration
  • Film distribution
  • Television
  • Valuing and auctioneering
  • Conservation and heritage management
  • New media industries

Previous success stories

University of Leicester History of Art and Film graduates have entered a wide range of employment fields, securing prominent jobs with:

  • Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre
  • BBFC
  • Yale University Press
  • The Open University
  • J Walter Thompson
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Tate Gallery
  • Auction houses such as Christie's and Phillips
  • Commercial galleries in New York