Liverpool Screen School careers support

We'll equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

Our qualifications open doors and once you have graduated you'll be able to pursue your chosen career. In this section we show you the types of career that may be available to you if you study with the Liverpool Screen School. You can also find out what some of our former students are up to now.

Possible careers

  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Artistic director
  • TV screenwriter
  • Director
  • Community art practitioner
  • Actor
  • Author
  • Digital content producer
  • Designer
  • Radio producer
  • Teacher

Of course, this list is not exhaustive and there are lots of other careers you could go into having graduated as a Liverpool Screen School student.

Our employability rates

Our employability rates are very good:

  • 80% Drama students are in work or further study six months after graduation
  • 80% Film Studies students are in work or further study six months after graduation
  • 80% Creative Writing students are in work or further study six months after graduation
  • 90% Journalism students are in work or further study six months after graduation
  • Media Production students are in work or further study six months after graduation

Gain work experience at PULSS

Liverpool Screen School’s Production Unit (PULSS) organises work opportunities for students from Liverpool Screen School. Opportunities take many forms and are often paid, with some instances leading to longer assignments, paid internships and employment after graduation. Find out more about the Production Unit.

How we'll help you achieve your dream career

Here are just a few ways we'll help you to secure a fantastic career:

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We'll provide you with relevant work placements

We'll help you take part in industry-run competitions

We'll organise industry relevant field trips

We'll encourage you to collaborate with students from other disciplines

We'll organise extracurricular activities

We embed practical industry experience within our courses

We'll invite experts to share their advice with you

We can help you start your own business

"I thoroughly enjoyed my day at ITV and it wasn't just about being shown around and given a tour of different places, but about meeting senior executives at ITV that make it what it is today."

Katlun Abdillahi, Journalism student

Meet Ida Husoy

Profile: Ida was a Journalism student at Liverpool John Moores University when she created a social media storm with her picture of foggy Liverpool.

Since graduating, Ida has worked as a journalist and has recently set up a media company called Mathilde Media.

Here’s Ida’s story: "I took the picture on my iPhone 4S about 11.30 in the morning, as there was fog everywhere. Within hours there were more than a thousand people who were posting the image on Twitter and Facebook.

"I posted it on Instagram with a link to Twitter, and that's when it took off. People started posting the picture without crediting me. When I posted it on Facebook, it went crazy. I responded to about a thousand tweets in four hours replying to people who said what a great picture it was."

Notable alumni


  • Claire Foy: The Crown, Wolf Hall, Little Dorritt, Season of the Witch, The Promise
  • Oliver Mellor: Coronation Street
  • Ruari Connahan: National Theatre

Television and radio

  • Alex Brooker: The Last Leg
  • Lorraine Charker: BBC producer
  • Neil Jones: Coronation Street

Playwrights and TV screenwriters

  • Caroline Aherne: The Royle Family
  • Andrea Earl: The Bill and Casualty
  • Heather Robson: Brookside and Hollyoaks
  • Gemma Twells: Soho Core Writer

Artistic Directors

  • Filip and Lucy Fiori: Ullaloom
  • Mark Smith: Spike Theatre
  • Elinor Randle: Tmesis Theatre


  • James Rice: author of Alice and the Fly
  • Jon Gale and Michael Nolan's: The Blame. Jon Gale also wrote Albion
  • Aaron Dembski-Bowden: Night Lords