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Nice Work if You Can Get It: Preparing Students for Work in Film, Media and the Cultural Studies

A Higher Education Academy funded project, led by Dr Lorraine Lim, which aims to develop curriculum that prepares and equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop and manage a career in film, media and the cultural industries.

Students are attracted to work in the film, media and cultural industries believing it to be liberating, autonomous and creative. Concomitantly, work in these sectors is also characterized as precarious, insecure and exploitative. Current employability training based on predictable career progression is inadequate when it comes to preparing students for work in these industries where portfolio careers and self-employment is the norm. Through working with professionals from these sectors and students, this project will develop curriculum that prepares and equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop and manage a career in film, media and the cultural industries. Dr Lorraine Lim is working with Dr Scott Rodgers, Dr Janet McCabe, Ms. Hilary Smith, Ms. Maria Koripas as well as five students from the Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies and other partners to develop this curriculum.

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