Media Technology BSc(Hons): After you graduate
- Where this course will take you
- What our graduates say
- Examples of recent graduate destinations
- Careers and recruitment advice
- Employability at Kingston
Where this course will take you
Graduates of this course will have the skills appropriate for working in the television, audio recording and film industries; the visual effects and postproduction industries for television and film; the internet and broadcasting technologies industry; and the multimedia industry as webpage designers, multimedia developers or graphics and interactivity programmers.
Graduates will also acquire transferable skills in design, science and technology, electronics and computing that can be applied to a wide range of industries. The broad range of skills acquired on the course also enables entry into careers in other areas, such as business, journalism, education and research.
What our graduates say
Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.
Name: Michael Jin
Course: Media Technology BSc(Hons)
Find out what Michael thought about the course on the what our students say page.
"Following leaving university, I found myself working in a Mac-based post-production studio in Soho. This really tested all the theory I had learnt during the course. I must've learnt more about digital video in the first three weeks than I ever did! But that really highlights the need for real-world experience to prop up academic theory. This is why I think work experience or even a sandwich course is so valuable as it allows you to gain those vital skills that you just can't get from a book or online. Nothing like a looming deadline and half a dozen frustrated editors to really put the pressure on!
After three months; I was head hunted to work for an IT support company. I worked as a Mac support engineer though, towards the end, my role pretty much encompassed all platforms and various services that didn't have anything to do with Macs. The two and a half years spent working in this role gave me a huge boost in experience across businesses of all sizes. At this time I decided to take a break and re-evaluate my chosen path. I didn't get much of a break though as, shortly after, an ex-colleague and good friend got in touch and the seeds for a new company, LeftBrain IT, were sown.
Since starting the company back in 2010 with just the two of us; we've grown to a team of eight with a full complement of support staff. We have a large office in central London, play table tennis and have our coffee beans ground daily. We have clients of all sizes across multiple industries all in and around central London.
We're currently looking for talented individuals to join our expanding team, so if you're interested please get in touch at www.geeksearch.info."
Examples of recent graduate destinations
Types of Jobs
- visual effects artist
- junior editor
- motion graphics
- marketing assistant
- web designer
- Deluxe Design
- Flameline Media
- Firebelly Creator
- Double Negative
Careers and recruitment advice
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist Employability Team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.
The team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.
In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate.
As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:
- working or studying abroad;
- peer mentoring roles; and
- internship opportunities within and outside the University.
In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to bring together all that you have learned in a major 'capstone project' where you can apply your subject knowledge to a range of real issues and contexts. This is a great way to learn how to project your skills and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.
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