How to become a film or media director

Transform your artistic vision into reality in the head creative position of a creative project.

What does a film or media director do?

Film or media directors lead the creative aspects of performing arts productions, such as movies, television shows, and live theatre. They guide actors in how best to play their characters, working with producers to manage the production.

Duties and tasks

  • Research and choose scripts.
  • Audition and select a cast.
  • Think about location and scenery.
  • Describe costume and makeup requirements.
  • Communicate cinematograph, lighting, and technical aspects.
  • Attend rehearsals and work with actors.
  • Collaborate on editing and postproduction changes.

Industry bodies

Related jobs

  • Film director
  • Movie director
  • Producer
  • Radio or television director
  • Stage director
  • Stage manager
  • Theatrical director

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Undergraduate GRF-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

Available majors

  • Major in Art History
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Major in History
  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Literature
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Screen and Media Studies
  • Major in Sociology

Postgraduate SWI-WRI-MAS

Master of Writing

Undergraduate GRF-COM-DEG

Bachelor of Communication

Available majors

  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Business Communication
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Screen and Media Studies

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Undergraduate GRF-CMM348

Screen Celebrity and Stardom

Undergraduate UNE-COMM101

Screen Media

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Television Studies

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